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ARTIST
TITLE
Seapunk
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
FFE 002CD FFE 002CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
4/16/2013

Formed the band Josephine Collective at 16. Signed to Warner Bros. Records at 17 and left to take off on his own at 18. That's the banging credit openings of music producer and DJ, formerly known as Fire For Effect, now Ultrademon; real name Albert Redwine. Now working at The Center for the Advancement of Transmodern Awareness and studying at Vocaloid School prior to that, Redwine is musically trained in piano and the Kansas-born and now Chicago-based Ultrademon is leading the current and controversial "Seapunk" movement, which emerged from a dream his friend once had. There's no concrete evidence of piracy but pop culture has indeed seen recent splashes of aquamarine: Nicki Minaj painted her skin blue for a Vogue shoot; Katy Perry wore a turquoise bob, Rihanna adopted the design aesthetic and a Google Image search of "seapunk" pulls up a photo of Lady Gaga with a neon blue wig. Seapunk is a mostly internet-based phenomenon, featuring a sort of cyber-punk meets futuristic Mad-Max-on-water attitude meant for those who can surf the gnarliest swells of the world wide wave. Music-wise, Seapunk is a style of electronic music that incorporates bits of '90s house and techno, the past 15 years or so of pop and R&B, and the latest in southern trap rap -- all overlaid with a twinkly, narcotic energy that recalls new-age music, 16-bit-era video games and chopped-and-screwed hip-hop mix tapes in roughly equal measure. Over the years and in rapid fashion, the front man's positive vision of trans-humanism and heightening awareness through music via seapunk has amassed a loyal and cult legion of followers both online and in real life. As a producer, Ultrademon excels in liquid house, techno and bass music drenched in a myriad sea of textures, with liberal drops of acid, anime, 8-bit, conscious referential samples and an unmistakable, individualistic positivity.