Not everyone likes seapunk, and that’s fine. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, and part of the whole seapunk thing is a confrontational aesthetic that justifies the “punk” part of the name. But I’ve heard and read a lot of people who’ve formed their opinions without having actually heard any music by seapunks, and in every case they mention this as if it were something to be proud of and not a way of boasting about their own ignorance and prejudices.

If I had to guess I’d say most of these seapunk nonfans assume that it sounds something like Aqua crossed with Spongebob Squarepants, but producer/DJ Albert “Ultrademon” Redwine is actually one of the more interesting electronic musicians in town. The other day he dropped a new collaboration with producer Tsars called “Heatstroke,” and it’s a heavy slab of to-the-point house music that nods significantly in the direction of rave’s late-90s, post-acid days.

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