This. I like Macross a lot but him and Yung Bae were essentially the only ones most people listened to, most of the genre being a bit too hazy to handle.
The Dan Mason video is more in phase with what I perceive to be vaporwave, stock music which depicts either a past still here, or a Lost Future, since it's the subject of this thread.
By the way, the 2814 ambient albums are pretty nice, especially while working. I often use albums from Kodak Cameo, Architecture in Tokyo, Saint Pepsi or コンシャスTHOUGHTS when I need some pseudo-90s background music. I guess many people resort to future funk because they like the sound of that time and the Anime reskin but can't be bothered to do their research on who to listen.
You could say vaporwave is a pretty useful tool to make up your 90s anime cyberpunk ambient room. But from a purely musical perspective it doesn't stand the comparison with the real music of the era. It's the anime girl of music: easy to get, detached from reality, so simplified it can't teach anything, but that ethereal condition is what makes it subside. Even the aesthetics are found in mass media now, I don't think it's stranger to the later phase of neo-80s hype of some years ago, and even IU has some vaporwave influence in Palette.