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8 times The Simpsons infiltrated electronic music

From parodies and samples to club nights and the invention of genres

  • Patrick Hinton
  • 17 November 2017
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In 2016, a new genre of audio-visual art combining influence from The Simpsons and vaporwave music was created, termed as Simpsonswave. It’s essentially clips of Simpsons spliced over vaporwave tracks, but the simple idea garnered viral popularity, with videos such as the above SUNDAY SCHOOL notching up over 10 million views. Editorial outlets such as Thump and Pitchfork commented on the sensation, running think pieces titled Is Simpsonwave a Real Thing? and What the Hell Is Simpsonwave? respectively.

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