Our investors have been pushing us to focus less on the tropical stuff of late — specifically all this tropical and melodic house we’ve all grown to love. Although tropical house has contributed greatly to our growth as a music blog, we all agree it’s time to explore beyond the genre and find new sounds & styles. Let’s be honest, as much as our ears love indulging in those soothing ukuleles and flutes over house beats, a lot of this tropical house we’re hearing is getting watered down. The industry is calling for more innovation.
In music, tropical is an overarching realm of sounds that humans innately gravitate towards. Tropical doesn’t have to be house, funk, trap, hip-hop or any one genre. The artists, producers and labels that infuse tropical elements into genres outside of house will build long term equity. Not the copycats that steal melodies and styles from Kygo, Thomas Jack and Matoma. That’s just our opinion though.
For example, check out this chilling number dubbed “C’est La Vie” by unsigned Netherlands based producer cresce. At just 16-years-old, the homie is infusing tropical textures into hip-hop beats, creating a bounce and uniqueness we haven’t heard before. Call it Trop-Hop, TropHouse, or whatever you prefer… either way it’s respectable innovation within tropical.