...and hate is deaf, as love is blind!
—from Lapfox Trax Bandcamp pageLapfox Trax
, formerly Vulpvibe Records, is a record label owned and operated by one Ren Queenston (agender, so refer to them using they/them/their). Around 20 artists are currently signed to the label, several being notable members of the furry community
Lapfox is affiliated with another label; BreakBit Music
, formerly ROFLTrax, and D-Mode-D are signed to both labels.
Lapfox is also associated with Psurg Design
, the design group responsible for many of the releases' album arts and a game starring one of the artists, and Mungyodance
, a StepMania
-alike designed by Renard and featuring music from many past and present Lapfox artists.
Oh, and by the way... All 20 artists are Ren under different names. They released 26 albums in 2010 alone.
YMMV page here
Artists Under Lapfox Trax
- Renard (Breakcore, Intelligent Dance Music, Ambient [pre-2010])
- The Quick Brown Fox (Speedcore)
- The Queenstons (Vocals,Drum and Bass)
- Kitsune2 (Chiptune, Arcadepunk)
- Jackal Queenston (Drum and Bass)
- Klippa (Dubstep, Downtempo)
- Mayhem (UK Garage, House)
- Negaren (Something called "Next-Gen Miami Speed Bass")
- Aurastys (Ambient, Noise)
- Kitcaliber (Digital Punk Rock, Hardcore)
- Darius (Experimental Techno)
- Truxton (Mashups, functionally chiptune/electronic ranging from hip hop and funk to R&B, also Trap)
- JAQL (Footwork, Breakbeat, Trap) [back from looong hiatus]
- Eugene (Hip hop) [appeared once, may not return]
- PSURG Sound Team (Game soundtracks, mainly)
- RQ (Trappy Hardcore)
- hyi (Glitch, IDM)
- Rotteen (Happy Hardcore, Gabber)
- Detergent (Synth Rock)
- Sonitus Vir (Classical Techno)
- Azrael (Gabber)
- Adraen (Breakcore)
- MGD Sound Team (various)
- G-DARIA (Drum and Bass) [Only two songs were released under this alias, which were originally from a two-track Jackal Queenston / Sonitus Vir EP. Ren felt that the aliases didn't fit the songs, and later added them into ON Trax Vol. 2 under this alias. It eventually became what is now Darius.]
- Furries in a Blender (Nightcore; Happy Hardcore)
- D-Mode-D (Leftfield Dance)
This label provides examples of:
- Album Title Drop: The Queenstons' Figurehead. The first song (Figurehead, of course) namedrops the album.
- Several of the "Best Of" Albums are like this. "Because Maybe!" from the Renard track Sinisterrrrrrrr, "I Knew A Little Bookworm" from the Klippa track Bookworm, and "It's Murder" from the Mayhem track of the same name.
- Amen Break: Of course!
- Anti-Love Song: Most of them, after Amber Starlight and its remixes and derivatives.
- Arc Number: All three of the Truxton albums have 8 songs.
- Author Avatar: Nearly every one of the artists has one, with Sonitus Vir being the sole exception.
- Back from the Dead: JAQL made a very unexpected return in 2013 after nearly five years of inactivity. The official alias list actually said he was retired.
- Black Sheep Hit: He got an email from his brother that said aliens and monsters were attacking his place...
- Broken Pedestal: A noticeable number of fans swore off the label after Renard was accused of rape. Twice.
- Bungled Suicide: The cover of Trauma also Cruel and Unusual Death.
- Call-and-Response Song: Painkiller, with Renard and... Renard.
- Celebrity Endorsement: Ren is fond of a lot of series; as varied as Adventure Time to Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff
- Chiptune: Kitsune2, a fan favorite, primarily produces chip pieces. A lot of others blur the line between this and techno. One of Klippa's album termed it "Arcadepunk".
- Concept Album: Kitcaliber's album "D.Freq.Crush". From the intro:
in the year 2001, our connections are shut down. team GUNDOGS was sent against the powerful enemy force, RICOCHET AASVOGELS. they were destroyed. OPERATION HELL DIVE was a failure. we are the new resistance. we are only two, but we are armed with skills that training does not amount to. we are armed with vision and audio. DIRECTIVE: FREQUENCY CRUSHER is now active.
- Do Not Call Me Paul: Ren does not like people they don't know referring to them by their birth name, which can only be seen on a couple of websites (none of which are their own), and their personal Facebook page.
- Digital Piracy Is Evil: Completely inverted, and given a mention in the website's FAQ:
A: great! piracy rules. piracy and filesharing are great promotional tools, and help spread the word of artists.
- First Name Basis: Ren is usually just referred to by their first name.
- Flesh Golem: At first glance, the cover of On Trax Volume 5 (and MAG Trax). But, as stated by Ren, it is just a mix of their various aliases.
- Genre Roulette: Lapfox releases from quite a swath of genres. Made more impressive because it's all Renard.
- Truxton is hard to define. They switch rapidly between genres even within the same song. The definition above is the closest fit.
- Greatest Hits Album: Four of these were released in 2010 for Renard, Jackal Queenston, Klippa, and Mayhem. Each is an hour-long DJ mix of the artist's most popular songs.
- Hardcore Techno:
- Speedcore: The Quick Brown Fox.
- Gabber: Azrael.
- Happy Hardcore: Furries in a Blender.
- Digital Hardcore: Adraen.
- Heartbeat Soundtrack: Portions of Renard's Daeva Suite, among others.
- Long Title: Several, but "Hank Made Me Vomit (Good Riddance Undying Shitlord) or You Are My Forever-Shining Guardian Light But You Can Still Suck A Fat Dick" stands out.
- Losing Your Head: The cover of the album Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- Lucky Charms Title: The album "Knight," by RQ, officially spelled simply as "♞".
- Lyrical Dissonance: The music is generally upbeat or at least fast-paced (with the exception of any ambient or downtempo work), but the lyrics can be all over the place. Case in point:
- Ms. Fanservice: Mayhem.
- Name's the Same: Do not confuse Mayhem with the black metal band of the same name
- Neoclassical Punk Zydeco Rockabilly: Even though the Genre Roulette aspect is taken care of by multiple project aliases, Renard songs typically include such a myriad of source material that it can be generalized as this.
- New Sound Album: A PICTURE OF FINN FARTING is supposed to be what Renard does when they ignore all their inhibitions. One thing's for sure — it turned out a lot better than they thought it would.
- The Queenstons' Undertones. Fans were even warned that it would not sound the same as previous Queenstons albums before it came out.
- Non-Appearing Title: The vast majority of tracks.
- Justified, because they're mostly instrumental.
- Non-Mammal Mammaries: Mayhem. Lampshaded by her album Sharktits.
- Obligatory Bondage Song: Both of them aren't exactly about bondage, but the Queenstons songs What You Do and Painkiller are about erotic disembowelment and sadistic urges (Others say it talks about "incestuous rape"), respectively.
- Obsession Song: Probably The Queenstons' Outsider. Doctor Q and Everything You Wanted off of The Revenge of Doctor Q probably also count in some way...
- Old Shame: Description of the Detergent album:
I wouldn't recommend paying for this. or even downloading it for free.
- Open Secret: Ren even acknowledges that all the other artists are them in the latest version of the site. Before this, it was actually somewhat difficult for a new fan to pick up on that without direct spoilers.
- Petting Zoo People: All of the artist-avatars.
- Protest Song: Truxton's work is basically a giant middle finger to every major piece of anti-piracy legislation out there, including SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, primarily because their work consists to a large extent of use of copyrighted music, yet their work is still protected under current American legislation, which Truxton took glee pointing out when releasing Hellhound.
- Also, to some extent, the This Place Will Grow EP.
- Backfired immensely as Renard has come under legal pressure because of the above.
- Recurring Song: Amber Starlight has received various permutations and remixes.
- Refuge in Audacity: Some of the songs are this. So is Ren by the fact that they're completely insane.
- Running Gag: Starting with Post-Apocalyptic Porn Groove and going all the way up through SPEEDKORE 4 KIDZ!, the album credits were usually something along the lines of "all music written/produced/tracked/____ by [artist]", with the ____ being something related to the musician or their genre; e.g.: Renard - "contrived/demolished"; Mayhem - "sliced and diced"; Azrael - "distorted"; The Quick Brown Fox - "dsfhkjsfjh'd".
- Sampling: All the artists (especially Truxton and Renard) sample a lot.
- Self-Backing Vocalist: Renard, Kitsune^2, and Kit from Kitcaliber (although Kit is actually a Synthetic Singer).
- Speedy Techno Remake: Some of the work under Furries In A Blender, and TQBF as well.
- Split Personality: And how!
- Spoken Word in Music: Your Energy ends with a recording of the poem "So, we'll go no more a-roving" by Lord Byron, backed by sound effects from Galaga
- Stupid Statement Dance Mix: Many of the songs released for free consist of this.
- Tron Lines: Adraen's got 'em all over his skin.
- Tunnel Of Foreshadowing: Accidentally; in the album Rainbow Dash Likes Girls there is a song called TRUXXXXXXTON which later ended up being an alias.
- Should be noted that the name of the alias is just Truxton, not TRUXXXXXXTON.
- The Wiki Rule: Yes, there is one.