Hey, I'm Cam Vokey, and I've been making mixtapes as VACATIONLAND since 2012. Largely inspired by the blog house mixtapes of the 00s, I've tried to take up the torch that was really launched by artists like Cut Copy (So Cosmic), DJ Neil Armstrong, Cosmo Baker, Aeroplane, The Magician, and Moulinex (Libère La Femme). Fabric Live too! The best description for VACATIONLAND is simply "mixtapes for vacations" or "like Fabio trying to have a light jog in some nice smooth 90bpm margarine." Also the mixtapes "keep our naked volleyball tournaments grooving throughout the day" (Brian Davis, Tiki Tomba). Proud of those reviews for sure. The genre is "Blaze-Wave" which sums it up fairly well, too.
Played all over the world, my mixtapes have the most plays in the United States, France, Russia, and Canada. Unbelievably, I've been able to get over 250,000 plays just on SoundCloud (that's over 12 million minutes of listening FYI). That's pretty cool, I think.
VACATIONLAND is produced exclusively in collaboration with OFCLOUDS, a video-art collaborative based in Brooklyn and Florida. VACATIONLAND mixtapes are hosted on SoundCloud by me, and on MixCloud by our streaming partners Brooklyn Radio.
For the OFCLOUDS / VACATIONLAND videos, my creative partner, Zack Shepard, and I have had the distinct pleasure of working with incredible musicians like Vanilla, Rollergril!, RÉMI CAUMONT and Vallès. Some of our amazing frequent collaborators have been Ted Day, Kirstina Porter, Addie Horan, Soren Nielsen, Dillon Majoros, Luke Shepard, Ben Smith, Luke Taylor, Luke Tilghman, and Phil Gulley.
In print media, VACATIONLAND mixtapes have been featured in The BLAAAH. Internet radio: Arnaud L'Aquarium's, curated station Aquarium Radio, and the Florida based electronic station, Too Good For Radio. Honors, all around.
VACATIONLAND mixtapes have been featured on nu-disco favorite Nu Disco Your Disco, electro-heavy Get Lifted Tonight, mostly french-touch Musique Chic, Colombia's ///SLANG MAG, Mau Vargas' The Blaaahg, and many others.