Posts Tagged ‘chill tropical house’

April 5, 2018
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Enigmatic South London sonic magician &around, who first surfaced several months ago with a warm glowing house/pop hybrid named Dreaming All Night, has followed up that debut in fitting style with soothing Without Your Love. He envelopes us with warmth and radiance on the track, flawlessly blending chill tropical house with synthy pop on the endearing track. Despite its phosphorescence and blissed out balminess, there’s a melancholic wistfulness to the song, too. The singer songwriter and producer, who’s been ensconced in the studio working on his new material, explains: 

“I wrote the original song idea in Bali during a tropical storm I got to New Zealand about a month later and recorded a vocal sample of a woman singing to Maori gods next to the largest tree in the world (Tāne Mahuta) which sounded great dropped into this demo, so I booked a studio just outside Aukland in NZ parked outside in my campervan with my girlfriend for a couple days and finished tracking the song. it’s about realising how sad it would be being away from someone you love – when they’ve become such a big part of your life.” You can re-visit our feature of &around’s debut single, here.

October 5, 2017
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Though Stafford Brothers’ new song is named Love Cliche, there’s nothing cliche at all about this infectious anthem and its fittingly jocose music video. The Australian DJs and producers bring us a punchy vibrant effusion of summery, earthy house and volatile electro on the crossover ready hit in the making. Love Cliche is Stafford Brothers’ first song of the year, and they’ve re-created the ending in Flashdance for the song’s music video, but viewed through a cheeky comedic lens. Watch the video below. Love Cliche can also be streamed via Spotify, here.

August 16, 2017
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Sam is an artist and producer from Los Angeles. That’s pretty much all that we know about Sam Smyers, since that’s what it says on his Soundcloud profile. It’s as if he’s appeared out of thin air with his first original, a frisky, feisty dance track named Motion which features singer songwriter M. Maggie on guest vocals. Sam Smyers’ chill tropical house and M. Maggie’s ever magnetic voice come together like a Sia and Thomas Jack collaboration. It’s balmy euphoric, sweetly hooking, and warmly comforting. Motion is a free download, here.

July 11, 2017
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Austrian producer filous, who’s no stranger to topping hype charts and drumming up plenteous buzz with his sublime concoctions these past few years, has announced his next EP, For Love, and shared a new single, Knots. The song, which features electropop newcomer klei on vocals, is almost like a dreamy atmospheric Daughter song gone chill tropical house. The organic fluttering, balmy weightless beauty can be streamed and downloaded, here. For Love will be arriving on October 6th and it looks to be a guest talent studded delight. Mat Kearney and Emily Warren will also be featured on the EP. It’s fitting the EP closes out with a track named “Can’t Wait”, considering that’s exactly how I’m feeling about the release. You can pre-order from iTunes, here.

December 13, 2016
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It was more than a year ago that an edgy new artist named Gia arose out of the shadows of LA to spellbind us with her sound and charisma, dealing out a bold yet honest brand of electropop that was fresh and scintillating. I’ve long been wondering where she had gone, or what she’s been up to, since she soon disappeared back into the shadows. All of a sudden, and to my great delight, Gia has re-surfaced, and in such captivating style, too! Gia  returns alongside Norwegian melodic house producer Matoma on a luminous pop meets electronica emulsion named Heart Won’t Forget. It’s been a moment since we’ve heard from Matoma too, and it’s impossible not to immediately fall head over heels for his tropical mellifluous, buoyant sparkling production all over again. Heart Won’t Forget leaves a bittersweet imprint in it’s tender stirring wake. It’s apparent our hearts will never forget the beauty of Matoma and Gia’s new song. 

November 15, 2016
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I harbor an unwavering, deeply rooted love for Canadian sibling duo Love Thy Brother’s melodic enchanting single Love Me Better, which features Ariel Beesley on guest vocals. The pop and house hybrid is just too catchy and endearing, and I can’t help but fall for Ariel Beesley’s operatic pop vocals which evoke both Marina and the Diamonds and The Good Natured. Perhaps as a result of that, I’ve also gravitated towards the remixes that have surfaced for Love Me Better these past weeks. Regardless of that fact, it’s blatantly obvious how summery sublime German producer Alex Schulz’s interpretation of Love Me Better really is… The remix is so balmy tranquil and cozy comforting, it leaves me with warm fuzzy feels on a dark cool night. Alex Schulz’s chill tropical remix will be out soon. 

November 10, 2016
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Sydney’s Joe Mason professes his love for Scars To Your Beautiful, one of immensely talented singer songwriter Alessia Cara’s endearing tunes, by giving it a stellar remix. It’s near impossible for your heart not to melt to this lofty fluttering, melodic wobbling edit. I swear the dark room I’m writing from has lit up tenfold, sparkling under a rosy glow thanks to Joe Mason’s genre defying remix, one that pairs summery house with melodic dubstep. This rather optimistic and hopeful track breathes new life into my elections savaged heart. Download Joe Mason’s grand remix from Toneden.

September 3, 2016
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Though I’m still melting away to a gorgeous re-working of Stonefox’s Dreamstate from earlier this week, I also find myself deeply enthralled by a handful of official remixes that Tep No has unleashed for his song The Best Crew. This original has made a deep impression with fans and new listeners alike since it arrived last month to soundtrack our final weeks of summer. A producer named Sam Hanson strips away some of The Best Crew’s foggy nostalgia on his blithe springing, steely edged melodic house treatment. It now feels as if summer will last forever on this tropical soiree ready edit. 

August 16, 2016
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The bright airy pop of Olivera’s Golden Plate gets a much jovial, summer breezy makeover under the skilled hands of Texas based producer MKJ. It’s sunshine and palm trees all around as we lounge and sway to this melodic house remix. The weight of all worries lift from our shoulders as MKJ dazzles and delights us with this laid back remix which feels like a Phoebe Ryan and filous collaboration. Grab the incandescent jam for free, here.

July 11, 2016
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It’s been ages since we heard a new one from Miami based Australian producer Thomas Jack, who sent the electronic dance world to collective cloud nine with many of his tropical house tracks in the last two years. It doesn’t feel right to make our way through this summer without some fresh new Thomas Jack, so I’m infinitely grateful that he’s reappeared with a sublime jam named Rise Up, featuring gorgeous vocals by Jasmine Thompson. Though Rise Up is a tropical delight, it also sees Thomas Jack bringing some fresh new elements into his balmy sonic euphoria. The acoustic elements on Rise Up, including its fluttering flute and plucky strings, take on life of their own, presenting us with a mad groovy 70′s vibe accompanied by jungle lush percussive elements. It’s almost as if Thomas Jack took some inspiration from SOFI TUKKER at certain moments on Rise Up. The end result is juicy intriguing and zestfully captivating. Rise Up is out now on iTunes