Posts Tagged ‘trop pop’

January 18, 2017

Finland’s Satellite Stories proves once again that Scandinavia is king when it comes to bright enchanting indie pop. The four piece group makes their welcome return with Confetti, a wildly hooking anthem with an uptempo rhythm that begs us to throw caution to the wind, kick off our shoes, and hit the beach to dance barefoot in celebration of life itself. Satellite Stories’ vivacious tune is confetti indeed, a contagious spray of prismatic vitality. The single is taken from the band’s upcoming fourth studio album entitled Young Detectives, to be released March 24th. Confetti is out now via major outlets, here.

December 3, 2016
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It’s been a couple of fabulous weeks for those of us that are fond of Ohio’s PUBLIC. Not only did a synth bedazzling remix of PUBLIC’s Perfect by Walk The Moon arise in the interim, but the indie pop three piece have now unleashed a bonafide gem of a new single named 4Her. I’d like to imagine that “her” is me as I wag my head blissfully to this weightless springing, tropical uplifting confection. This light summer breeze is the perfect romantic treat that weds synthwave with balmy dance pop in a very St. Lucia meets M83 fashion. 

November 30, 2016
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Lost Boy provides a shimmering tropical pop hit ‘Poison’. I’m already anticipating the remixes that will come in once this hits the radio. It’s Lost Boy’s first single and I don’t have much information on the talented vocalist and/or producer, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing more from Lost Boy. 

September 30, 2016
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Today brings splendid news for Crystal Fighters fans like me. The London based Balearic folk collective will be releasing their third album very soon! On October 21st, Everything Is My Family arrives on Play It Again Sam / [PIAS], and it includes this resplendent jam, Ways I Can’t Tell. The song, which premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show, is a verdant mountain of uplifting alt dance. Crystal Fighters even spins us about with some drum and bass rolls on this lively spirited new tune. I’m so ready for a tropical electro-folk rave now, if such a thing even exists. 

July 20, 2016
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Though I’m still here sitting at my desk in my office on a long Tuesday, my evening just took off in a glamorously euphoric manner. Best Night Ever arrives splendidly with vibrant lustrous debut single Fire Me Up, an indie electronic original that ignites like fireworks on a warm tropical night. Not only is the Venice Beach newcomer’s first song a feel good popping jam, but Fire Me Up is also dedicated to uniting people for social change. The proceeds from every stream, play, and download will be donated to mental health charities “The Trevor Project” USA and “Kids Help Phone” in Canada. Fie Me Up will be on Best Night Ever’s forthcoming debut EP. 

May 22, 2016
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Infinity is infinitely charming, the latest guitar pop confection from Vancouver’s BESTiE. I swear I can actually feel a warm breeze tousling my hair while swaying away to sun kissed Infinity. The quartet deliver summer beach radiance on the sweetly ambling, leisurely swirling twinkler. Infinity comes from BESTiE’s new EP, Permanent Vacation, which they just released last Friday. Snag the three track treat from iTunes. Permanent Vacation also includes previously featured tunes Bae and Bubble Bath, and it will certainly take a hold of you and leave your heart skipping away in euphoria. 

May 16, 2016

It’s been a wild ride supporting  from the onset of the Danish pop artist’s career. It’s been a few years since she first caught my attention with some spicy electropop on songs like Pilgrim and Glass. She’s since become a massive name in the scene, especially after her collaboration with Major Lazer became such a dominating dance hit. MØ is still responsible for one of the best Popscenes I attended in San Francisco, even climbing up to the balcony during her set. If you haven’t heard her first new song in a year yet, prepare yourself for some tropical electronic bliss. Final Song is undeniably catchy, a heart warming taste from a new album scheduled for later this year. Snag the summer anthem from iTunes.

May 3, 2016
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Funky slick, tropical lush synthpop, what’s not to love about Tuskany’s Shapes? Shapes is the latest from the Belfast based indie pop act, and they’ve entrapped me with their song’s punchy melody and soaring falsettos. Sweltering guitar and crashing drums add to the song’s magnetic vibrancy, making this a sultry romancer, one whose extra glossy fusion of Mystery Jets, Strange Talk, and Penguin Prison us utterly irresistible. Is it getting hot in here or is it just me? 

May 2, 2016
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Mysterious newcomer RONNE makes a sparkling, twinkling debut on Don’t Wake Me Up. The serenely gliding beauty melds 80′s trop pop with chill melodic house, like a fruity cocktail made of Cheat Codes and Great Good Fine OK. Don’t Wake Me Up is a crisp glowing gem, its dreaminess warmly enveloping. If the euphoria lifting from the song are but a dream, then yes, please don’t ever wake me up. RONNE states that he’s from somewhere by the water in the US, but that’s as far as he goes in divulging any “secrets” about himself. From Don’t Wake Me Up, I imagine his humble abode to be next to shimmering waves and deep blue waters. Download RONNE’s breathtaking debut, here.

April 8, 2016
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At first glance, you might think that this act, Blondage, is brand new. In actuality, Blondage is the new name adopted by the Danish electropop duo formerly known as Rangleklods. They make their debut under their new name with a lushly sleek, jungle verdant dance pop song named Dive. The contagiously whimsical song unites Balearic pop with dance funk, giving us a very animated tale about being broke but happy, wild and careless, and suffering the consequences of that recklessness. But it’s a hot summer day, and though it feels as if the world is ending, we just don’t care. Dive’s jaggedly bewitching tropical dance pop is like Lykke Li gone Sofi Tukker, fully alluring and playfully sensual.