I’m relatively new to the whole #SeaPunk movement but I think it’s a pretty cute 90s rave throwback subculture and the music coming out from it is definitely fun.
It’s directly inspired by the sea and marine-life in general, think literally being a sea creature like a mermaid, Poseidon or a dolphin as opposed to the Nautical sensibility that is popular in the Rockabilly/Neo Swing subculture. It’s about being IN the sea as opposed to ON the sea, get it?
I hope no one becomes inspired by the Kraken though…
Leading the #SeaPunk shoal of fish is Unicorn Kid-originally known for his Chiptune 8-bit inspired projects.
I posted a video before but a cool guy from this blog gave me a bit more information about the music and the movement in general. From what I’ve seen, #SeaPunk, can be similar to very chilled house from the mid-90s, but it can also be very erratic like the early 90s Rave scene so it’s a quite varied sub-culture. #SeaPunk is of course a very young subculture so it has a lot of maturing to do, just like how I feel Dubstep is only really solidifying its position as a solid genre now.
JapaYork’s Teenager is such a great, feel good track and I love the use of the steel bands in the chorus, very Caribbean and beachy sounding. Definitely a song for the summer.
I’ve also become obsessed with this track by Noms called Broseidon, King Of The Brocean:
Fireforeffect – ‘2 C Never Again’/Seapunk Mix Volume One
Fonzerelli ‘ Moonlight Party’
Jaytech – ‘ Pyramid (Dinka Mix)’
Unicorn Kid – Tidal Rave
Le1f – ‘Wet Werk’
Vertruda – ‘Night Highway’
York – ‘On The Beach’
P.O.S. – ‘Remember (Summer Sun)’
The Reflections – Dreamsurf: Ocean Waves for Relaxation
Anything that sounds good underwater
A lot of people are talking about Ocean Gang but they are associated with Soulja Boi and that is the last time you will ever see that name on this site unless it’s for a Triflin Friday post. Can’t lie, the beat is hot though but those bars and his lack of flow makes me want to drown myself.
In terms of fashion, it seems to be very broad and you can have fun with it, the early images I’ve seen of the #SeaPunk kids, let’s just call them Merfolk for now is very early 90s Rave look meets The Little Mermaid meets Harajuku meets mid 90’s California surfer.
Aqua is definitely a hot hair color right now even TOP from Big Bang is rocking it:
If you’re going to take the the Marine pastel color route I would strongly advise you to use either Manic Panic as it’s a vegetable based dye that lasts a while and it mixes very well so you can do Ombre dye blends easily. I’ve used it dozens of times before with various colors-you WILL have to bleach your hair first if you have dark hair.
Work within this color scheme but just make it brighter!
I’m pretty much excited about any sub-culture that encourages people to dye their hair in outlandish colors as I live for hair dyeing.
In terms of clothing, as summer is coming around pretty soon, ditch the darker colors and ombre dye some tees using Dylon, to get an effect like this:
In terms of accessories go for Shells and other stuff that represent marine-life:
I also have to post this:
I love it!
#SeaPunk-has been producing some nice music that has a very airy quality to it. Unicorn Kid and other SP Dj’s play around Camden town a lot so I’ll to check out a rave one of these days.
I discovered this awesome blog recently. I like to cruise around blogspot (yes it’s still around) for fashion blogs and the author Kylie has great style. She is SICKENING at thrifting and mixing & matching pieces. She also has a uncanny resemblance to Lady Gaga (who she is a big fan of) and…