CULTURE/ART/MUSIC: SLIMEPUNK (SUPERSUPER! VOL 2 #004)

There’s a new Internet meme on the horizon. It’s thick. It’s green. It OOZES. It’s… slimepunk! Starting off as a trolling game on Facebook and shaped by ‘likes’, #slimepunk is set to take 2k12 – and your Tumblr page – by storm…

While #seapunk gave us turquoise hair, idyllic ocean scenes and an almost disturbing love of dolphins last year, slimepunk is all about getting greener, grimier and naaastier – think noxious colours, polluted sounds and, above all, LETHAL DOSES OF SLIME. Get ready: it’s time to leave seapunk’s pure shores for slimepunk’s industrial wasteland, so get TOXXXIC and channel your inner gunge goddess with green nails/lipstick, nuclear symbols and, of course, anything with SLIME on it – Gerlan was already ahead of the game with her S/S12 Mall Witch collection. #slimelife

STYLE REFERENCES: SLIME, sci-fi hentai, space goo, alien autopsies, future gunk, nuclear fallout, industrial waste, Internet sludge, Mountain Dew, Gerlan, ‘90s gameshow gunge, mutations, Goosebumps.

 

#SLIMEPUNK WHO’S WHO


DIAMOND BLACK HEARTED BOY
‘Polymorphing’ artist/producer/slime king extraordinaire
@slimepunk

SS: What IS slimepunk? What’s it all about?

DBHB: ☢☢☢ #SLIMEPUNK IS A HEIGHTENED SENSE OF #SLIME AWARENESS ☢☢☢ #SLIMEREV☢LUTI☢N. #SLIMEPUNK IS THE NEXT SEASONAL TREND/COMMODITY THAT INVARIABLY CHOKES TO DEATH ON ITS OWN PALETTE IN THE HOVERING SPECTACLE. ☢☢☢ #SLIMEPUNK IS ABOUT THE EXCHANGE OF BODILY FLUIDS ☢☢☢ #JESUS DIED FOR OUR #SLIME ☢☢☢ #☢❤☠♡☠❤☢ #SLIMEPUNK IS A BROKEN IPHONE TOUCH SCREEN ☢☢☢ #SLIMEPUNK IS A TENTACLE RAPE. #SLIMEPUNK IS BEYONCE’S SECRET ILLUMINATI MESSAGE FOR #2012.

SS: Do you think that a trademark slimepunk ‘sound’ will ooze out of the scene?

DBHB: THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF VARIOUS SIDE EFFECTS OF #SLIMETUNES: HYSTERIA, NAUSEA, VOMITING, DIZZINESS, AN INNER STATE OF RESTLESSNESS OR NEED TO MOVE (AKATHISIA) FATIGUE, ONLINE HYPNOSIS, INSOMNIA, CATATONIC ARREST, EPIDERMIC MUTATIONS, EVIL LAUGH, OOZING ORIFICES, HALLUCINATIONS, NIGHT SWEATS, TELEPATHY, ANXIETY, MOOD SWINGS, HEADACHE, AND OMNIPOTENCE IN SOME.

SS: What does slimepunk mean to you?

DBHB: #FEAR THE MUTATED.

 

LE1F
New York-based rapper, producer and hip-hop lover
@le1f

SS: What IS slimepunk?

L: A set of new rules to swag with – drip, thick, bitch.

SS: You’ve been a pretty big factor in the #seapunk scene as well. With the rise of #slimepunk, does that mean #seapunk is on the way out?

L: It’s still wet, but the water is contaminated. It’s the sound of the apocalypse. Utopia needs dystopia. We have room for both types.

SS: What are your predictions for the next Internet-inspired aesthetic movement? Thee’s rumours of #icepunk and #treepunk going around…

L: They all already exist. Every colour, every Pokemon type.

 

TENNIS RODMAN
Minneapolis-based artist/MC – check out his Death of Slime mix! #onetowatch
@tennisrodman

SS: How did slimepunk start out?

TR: Slimepunk is a movement, asthetic and lifestyle, but above all it’s a hypemachine. I first found out about it through a Facebook group – pictures of slime people were posting – it was a trolling game to see who could come out as the Master Chief Slime Lord with the most ironic slime posts. None of us knew what #slimepunk was really – trends were set with ‘likes’, which kind of molded slimepunk into what it is now.

SS: What makes something slimepunk?

TR: #SLIMEPUNK IS ANTI #SLIMEPUNK

#SLIMEPUNK IS STUPID BECAUSE WE ATE OUR OWN BRAINZZZZ

#SLIMEPUNK WILL NEVER DIE BECAUSE #SLIMEPUNK WILL NEVER LIVE


SS: Does the rise of slimepunk mean that seapunk is over?

TR: Seapunk is far from over – #slimepunk came through #seapunk, and if anything, shows the strength of that movement. Slimepunk might be easier to embrace now, because it’s really up in the air… I had a convo IRL with Shan [Beaste – aka seapunk siren @Zombelle) and Albert [Redwine – aka @ultrademon, who started seapunk label Coral Records] recently – they said, “It’s kind of nice to have a villain”.

 

TEAMS
Electronic solo artist, who also forms ½ of new project Teamm Jordann
@ttteams

SS: How do you think slimepunk is going to take off this year?

T: Slimepunk will never be anything because #slime has always been everything.

SS: Would you say that there’s a definitive sound to slimepunk music?

T: Yes – it can be found by searching tags such as #ooze_blues #primal #sludge_pop #ambient_ooze and #sludge_house.

SS: What about fashion?

T: Slimepunks have no sense of fashion or style, because they ate their own brains.

 

#SLIMEPUNK #ESSENTIALLISTENING

posr=] – #$LIMEWIRE LE SLAVE WORLD #ILLUMINATI GHE20G0TH1K MIX (UNDERGROUND RADIO)

SPACEGHOSTPURPP – ‘S.A.N.D. 2012 (DBHB Illuminated Oracle Edit)’

Tennis Rodman – Death of Slime (I ATE MY OWN BRAINZ)

 

Words: Charlotte McManus

Top Image: Diamond Black Hearted Boy, Grey Matter Espionage & Matthew Wilson

DBHB Artwork: Diamond Black Hearted Boy

Le1f Photo: Jake Moore

Tennis Rodman Photo: Dave Eckbald & Artwork: Tennis Rodman

Image of iPads & iPhones: Chino Amobi

About Charlotte McManus

Editor for LOGO.ec and Trendstop.com Freelance writer - The Creator's Project, SUPERSUPER!, Don't Panic, FAULT, Flux, Who's Jack & more.

Posted on 15/03/2012, in Art, Culture, Music and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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