Fashwave / Tradwave
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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 published an article titled "Vaporwave Artists Mad That Their Music is Popular With Fascists". In March, the @Vaportrump 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 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.
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 published an article about the fashwave genre. On January 30th, 2017, the Vice music blog Thump published an article about Trumpwave and fashwave.
 Vice – Trumpwave and Fashwave Are Just the Latest Disturbing Examples of the Far-Right Appropriating Electronic Music
 RaveNews – Vaporwave Artists Mad That Their Music is Popular With Fascists
 NPI Events (via Wayback Machine) – NPI Events
 Twitter – @Vaportrump
 BuzzFeed – How Electronic Music Made by Neo-Nazis Soundtracks the Alt-Right
 Daily Stormer – The Official Soundtrack of the Alt-Right
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