By now, we've all heard about wave—the laid-back electronica that sprung up online in the last year or so, crafted by producers from all over the world, and notoriously difficult to mix. We've featured some of the producers associated with the sound a few times on these pages. The biggest name to push the sound and champion its architects is Terrorhythm boss Plastician, who's been shouting about the sound on his Rinse show, on Twitter, and through sharing tracks and mixes on SoundCloud. This week, the Croydon badman is stepping up his efforts with a brand new outlet that's somewhere between YouTube channel and record label: The Wave Pool. To launch the channel, he's uploaded the first video, his latest production "Luxurious". Serene, dreamy and hypnotising—if you're still getting to grips with wave, "Luxurious" is your way in.
Speaking via email, Plastician told Complex: "The accompanying visuals are a bit of a tongue-in-cheek affair. I wanted to create the effect of an old VHS cassette containing a still life scene, which has kind of been graffitti'd with memes and vaporwave style imagery before being uploaded onto YouTube. Being an '80s kid, I've always loved watching things with a bit of surface noise on them, and I thought what better way to celebrate popular culture of the current day than containing some of the imagery we see pop up on our newsfeeds daily inside some kind of '80s timewarp."
Get lost in the imagery above and make sure you keep it locked on The Wave Pool for future drops.