This Is Island Music

by Various Artists

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Vaporwave is a generic term for a style of electronic music that evokes a dream-like or cinematic quality. Aether Select will focus on vaporwave rooted in ‘island’ culture.

The Caribbean has long been and likely long will be a melting pot. Its islands and countries have discrete cultural identities, in terms of their architecture, cuisine, music and way of life.

No one moving through the island can avoid being struck by the prevalence of island music. From dance hall to street corner to bar, sound systems and tape players and radios blare out the rugged beat sent forth from yard to conquer the world.

The retro collage based aesthetics of Aether Select, draws from distinct tropical vibes capturing the laid back groove and lifestyle of island culture. Sonically, it draws from West Indian inspired, sample based island music which includes a nod to mento, calypso, reggae, dancehall, ska and rocksteady to name a few.

For any one wanting a proper introduction to this unique genre look no further than ‘This Is Island Music' and bask in the warm island spirit.

Special thanks to b e r m u d a, KöSHRiMP, Tahiti Intranet, Ursula's Cartridges, Cat System Corp, Donovan Hikaru Presents, Himself, Chungking Mansions, Famicom Fountains, Curb Cobain, U-Roy and The Paragons, Leslie Kong, Chris Blackwell, The Heartbeat of a People, sound systems of the late 50s and early 60s, Wear You To The Ball, Opportunity Hour, Plaza las Americas, Carnival on North Street, Pioneer in Jones Town, Forrester’s Hall at the junction of North Street, Love Lane, Chocomo on Wellington Street, Jubilee on King Street, Barbecue on Fleet, Apartamento 136 and Tower Streets.

バミューダ b e r m u d a:

Chungking Mansions:

猫 シ Corp:

Curb Cobain:

Donovan Hikaru:

Famicom Fountains:


Tahiti Intranet:

Ursula's Cartridges:



released April 15, 2016



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