Donald Trump in neon pink in front of a grid and space background and glowing letters that spell FASHWAVE NEW CLEAR

Fashwave / Tradwave

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Added Feb 06, 2017 at 09:12AM EST by Z..

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Fashwave is an electronic music genre combining synthwave or vaporwave music, 1980s visual aesthetics and alt-right, white nationalist-themed messages, often referencing United States President Donald Trump.


On November 12th, 2015, fashwave artist ~ C Y B E R N Δ Z I ~ uploaded the song "Galactic Lebensraum" to YouTube (shown below).


On February 9th, 2016, the electronic music blog RaveNews[2] published an article titled "Vaporwave Artists Mad That Their Music is Popular With Fascists". In March, the @Vaportrump[4] Twitter feed was launched, featuring vaporwave-style artwork of Donald Trump (shown below).

On August 13th, 2016, the white supremacist news site The Daily Stormer[6] published an article identifying synthwave as "The Official Soundtrack of the Alt-Right." Following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States in November, synthwave artist Xurious uploaded a song titled "Hail Victory" in celebration (shown below). On November 19th, Xurious appeared as the musical guest at the National Policy Institute conference.[3]

On November 22nd, YouTuber Le Ameriga Bear uploaded a video titled "The Donald – Trumpwave," featuring 1980s clips of Trump along with vaporwave music playing in the background (shown below). On December 13th, BuzzFeed[5] published an article about the fashwave genre. On January 30th, 2017, the Vice music blog Thump[1] published an article about Trumpwave and fashwave.

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