David Bowie's 1999 BBC interview with Jeremy Paxman might be the single greatest influence on my work. He predicted the Internet's ability to eventually spawn vaporwave.
"There hasn't been one single entity, artist, or group that have become the brand name for the 90s. It's subgroups and genres. It's hip-hop, it's girl power, it's a communal kind of thing. It's almost as if the artist is there to accompany what the audience are doing."
Full interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaHcOs7mhfU