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Tropical House
Posted 1/10/16 , edited 1/17/16
Tropical house is a genre of electronic music I spent the majority of last Summer getting into. It can be described in contrast to it's core genre, house, as having a more uplifting, and relaxing sound, utilizing synthesizer instrumentation as well as tropical instruments such as steel drums, marimba, or even pan flute. Nowadays I pretty much listen to it everyday amongst the various other genres that creates my music library.

Out of what I consistently listen to, Norwegian DJ and record producer Matoma, holds the position of my favorite artist in the genre.



He does quite a few remixes on various hip-hop/rap songs as well as others sounds more suited towards a familiar standpoint. On top of that he is releasing his first album now, with tracks available for listen at your leisure on his YouTube channel. When displayed his songs have consistent views to a good degree, reaching heights of eighteen million while others range around several hundred thousand.He produced a song featuring a collaboration with the famous artist Akon not too long ago. Apparently he seems to be noting the various talented DJs remixing the scene.

Here is a 'ongoing' list on examples of his sound;



"Summertime, all the time". That phrase is something note worthy DJ Viceroy seems to live by.



Having raised himself to his current status with consistent trial in his passion, Viceroy has made a good name for himself within the United States of America, particularly on it's west coast end. Quite fitting considering the theme he advocates, and an excellent one at that. Featured amongst several notable magazine publishers, the DJ is sure to find more people who believe in his "summertime, all the time" lifestyle.

Here is a 'ongoing' list on examples of his sound;




The power of passion is a very influential sensation; something French tropical house duo Klingande understand very well.



Klingande, a French tropical house duo with a prominent use of piano and the sax in their tracks, provides a consistent sound with soft vocals for a beat that makes you really engrossed. United by their love for electronic music, the twenty-four year old combo directed their passion into what they could not accomplish on their own. The result? One of the most hype producers in the French scene at the moment.

Heres an example of their sound;



"Happy Vibes". Short, sweet and something I'm sure we all understand to our own regard. A fantastic way the DJ Paxel describes his music genre by.



Hailing from Bordeaux, France, Paxel promotes himself as "Just a guy who loves composing music and jamming with friends :)". Now that's truly a beautiful thing, I couldn't ask for anything more. His most notable work amongst YouTube reaches over a million views. It's always good to see work get recognized.

Here is a 'ongoing' list on examples of his sound;


Want more individual example of the genre?
Here's a category for artists who momentarily are without a list;




The artists and producers listed here are but a small portion of the genre itself. As we proceed more content will be added to this page which in turn I aim to have as a reference list for the Tropical House genre.

Any fans of the Tropical House genre currently on Crunchy? What's your opinion on the genre? Anything similar you enjoy yourself?
If so, here is your nexus. If not, here is your reference. Please stay tuned.
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Posted 1/12/16 , edited 1/12/16

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Wasnt this stuff originally known as Italo House in the late 80s - early 90s?


That's exactly the reason I am not too fond of genre specifics and why my integration into EDM took as long as it did. To distinguish one genre from another without getting some form of cross reference is rare in my case.

Personally, I'd just slap House onto everything here to save myself the hassle of naming my specifics on every occasion, haha. When it comes to my labeling I typically hold with these; Dance, House, Trance, Synthpop. Of course what my library consists of has everything to do with it, but for EDM I have come across few enigmas.
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Tropical House and Deep Hours are the worst of the EDM genre in my opinion. But I will admit that there are SOME good Deep and Tropical house.
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Tropical House and Deep Hours are the worst of the EDM genre in my opinion. But I will admit that there are SOME good Deep and Tropical house.


Your opinions on the matter are exactly how I feel about dubstep and it's various sub genre. As you stated however, anything can be enjoyed to some extent, it just pertains to the individual. Should you have something in mind, I insist you share so it can be enjoyed.
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D4nc3Style wrote:

Tropical House and Deep Hours are the worst of the EDM genre in my opinion. But I will admit that there are SOME good Deep and Tropical house.


Your opinions on the matter are exactly how I feel about dubstep and it's various sub genre. As you stated however, anything can be enjoyed to some extent, it just pertains to the individual. Should you have something in mind, I insist you share so it can be enjoyed.


I've grown to despise dubstep, at least recently.

I've noticed that it's becoming more and more like trap: simple and dumb.

Posted 1/12/16 , edited 1/12/16

I've grown to despise dubstep, at least recently.

I've noticed that it's becoming more and more like trap: simple and dumb.



Excellent, then we are along the same line in that regard. Trap was one of the various things I could have poked at, but so see it done before me on someone else's accord is rather amusing, haha.

Typically I like uplifting music. Anything that's chill or happy is fantastic by most of my standards. If it can get me snapping especially, that's a winner in such an instance.
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I love uplifting/vocal stuff. I love Progressive House, Trance, Hard Trance, Complextro, Electro House, Hands Up and Happy Hardcore.

Hell, I usually play trance, progressive house and Electro when I play live.
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Sounds pretty good by my opinion. Trance is what started me on this scene so I have a lot of respect for it although I don't listen to it nearly as much anymore.

You play live? Very interesting.
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Yes I do, haha.

Did a tour once, it was amazing. I don't do it as much anymore. My daughter takes up most of my time, and I'd rather see her than go to raves now, haha.
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Dubstep was great, until my fellow American masses got a hold of the aggressive brostep sound and went with it as the "definitive" dusbtep sound c. 2009-2010. Then again anybody already delved into the scene back in the UK and those here (USA) who had earlier exposure and knew about the scene's constant sound experimentation moved towards "post-dubstep/bass music/future garage/130bpm/whatever people are calling this music this week scene". Things have since settled down with some OG UK dubstep musicians and their succeeding scenes practitioners moving towards more orthodox genres they originally incorporated like house, techno, UK garage, grime, drum & bass, etc which was a shame since these new sounds they concocted were far more interesting. And this is coming from someone who does enjoy said sounds in their more orthodox form.

In regards to trap music, it still is interesting and evolving sound if you focus on the original hip-hop version (especially what Southern US producers, mainly Atlantan, are creating) than its appropriated EDM twin. yeah people like TNGHT, Flosstradamus, RL Grime were doing interesting things on the EDM end of the spectrum by bringing in happy hardcore, hardstyle, and acid house into their repertoire. But like dubstep, once a formula is popularized bandwagoners don't want to expand and lazily copy the major stars.

And as a basically life long deep house fan, Im surprised it took 30 years since its inception for it to finally be the dominant club sound though then again find alot of the chart stuff that passes for "deep house" to be uninspiring and lazy take on such a rich sound. Then again the underground knows whats up
Posted 1/15/16

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Dubstep was great, until my fellow American masses got a hold of the aggressive brostep sound and went with it as the "definitive" dusbtep sound c. 2009-2010. Then again anybody already delved into the scene back in the UK and those here (USA) who had earlier exposure and knew about the scene's constant sound experimentation moved towards "post-dubstep/bass music/future garage/130bpm/whatever people are calling this music this week scene". Things have since settled down with some OG UK dubstep musicians and their succeeding scenes practitioners moving towards more orthodox genres they originally incorporated like house, techno, UK garage, grime, drum & bass, etc which was a shame since these new sounds they concocted were far more interesting. And this is coming from someone who does enjoy said sounds in their more orthodox form.

In regards to trap music, it still is interesting and evolving sound if you focus on the original hip-hop version (especially what Southern US producers, mainly Atlantan, are creating) than its appropriated EDM twin. yeah people like TNGHT, Flosstradamus, RL Grime were doing interesting things on the EDM end of the spectrum by bringing in happy hardcore, hardstyle, and acid house into their repertoire. But like dubstep, once a formula is popularized bandwagoners don't want to expand and lazily copy the major stars.

And as a basically life long deep house fan, Im surprised it took 30 years since its inception for it to finally be the dominant club sound though then again find alot of the chart stuff that passes for "deep house" to be uninspiring and lazy take on such a rich sound. Then again the underground knows whats up


Very informative. I wish I could contribute more to what you are making mention of but again, my integration into this genre was very prolonged, and introduced through Japanese Vocaloid producers. It seems you understand the history to the degree that I would like to achieve at some point, for much of the music is put off because of unfamiliar sensations and satisfaction in my current sound.
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Posted 1/15/16 , edited 1/18/16

Komaku wrote:


ArleyV wrote:

Dubstep was great, until my fellow American masses got a hold of the aggressive brostep sound and went with it as the "definitive" dusbtep sound c. 2009-2010. Then again anybody already delved into the scene back in the UK and those here (USA) who had earlier exposure and knew about the scene's constant sound experimentation moved towards "post-dubstep/bass music/future garage/130bpm/whatever people are calling this music this week scene". Things have since settled down with some OG UK dubstep musicians and their succeeding scenes practitioners moving towards more orthodox genres they originally incorporated like house, techno, UK garage, grime, drum & bass, etc which was a shame since these new sounds they concocted were far more interesting. And this is coming from someone who does enjoy said sounds in their more orthodox form.

In regards to trap music, it still is interesting and evolving sound if you focus on the original hip-hop version (especially what Southern US producers, mainly Atlantan, are creating) than its appropriated EDM twin. yeah people like TNGHT, Flosstradamus, RL Grime were doing interesting things on the EDM end of the spectrum by bringing in happy hardcore, hardstyle, and acid house into their repertoire. But like dubstep, once a formula is popularized bandwagoners don't want to expand and lazily copy the major stars.

And as a basically life long deep house fan, Im surprised it took 30 years since its inception for it to finally be the dominant club sound though then again find alot of the chart stuff that passes for "deep house" to be uninspiring and lazy take on such a rich sound. Then again the underground knows whats up


Very informative. I wish I could contribute more to what you are making mention of but again, my integration into this genre was very prolonged, and introduced through Japanese Vocaloid producers. It seems you understand the history to the degree that I would like to achieve at some point, for much of the music is put off because of unfamiliar sensations and satisfaction in my current sound.


No need for the flatter, still a pup (23 years old) who had too much free time and fortune of growing up in Chicago where dance music in general is a commonplace (probably has to do with house originated here)


Beside location and having relatives (dad and his brothers were househeads since the genre's inception in the early 80s whom exposed and educated me to not only house, but also disco and other 80s electronic music; meanwhile my older cousins were going to clubs and raves in which trance, hard dance were the predominant trends at the time roughly early 00s), Toonami/adult swim swayed me into electronic music thanks to incredible selections from label catalogs like Ninja Tune, Warp, Ghostly International. So
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No need for the flatter, still a pup (23 years old) who had too much free time and fortune of growing up in Chicago where dance music in general is a commonplace (probably has to do with house originated here)


Beside location and having relatives (dad and his brothers were househeads since the genre's inception in the early 80s whom exposed and educated me to not only house, but also disco and other 80s electronic music; meanwhile my older cousins were going to clubs and raves in which trance, hard dance were the predominant trends at the time roughly early 00s), Toonami/adult swim swayed me into electronic music thanks to incredible selections from label catalogs like Ninja Tune, Warp, Ghostly International. So


I literally advocate how every situation influences the way people direct their lives, so to hear your collective experience is pleasant to see, no flattery intended. Just as our crossing has given me insight into the EDM genre as a whole, and for that, I thank you.
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Posted 1/18/16 , edited 1/18/16
now going back to the genre, Im surprised Bondax or Moon Boots were not mentioned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-YmjBdNqc4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuPTc_aWh2k
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