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Tropical House

In the history of music Tropical House (otherwise known as Trop House or even Trouse) is the first example of a subgenre derived from another subgenre, which topped the world charts. American DJ Thomas Jack originated this extra easy, gentle and melodic variation of house music at the beginning of the '10s.

Birth: 2012 Bloom: 2014

The most common notion of Tropical House roughly describes it as ‘a new genre emerging from the body of deep house’. This assertion is correct only if we perceive deep house not as the classic deep sound of Plastic City releases or even that Ibiza Deep a la Solomun’s, but rather as the pensive Eurodance style bombarded into the order of the day by tunes like Mr Probz – Waves (Robin Schulz Remix).

Nevertheless, the more plausible theory approaches both tropical house and future house subgenres as some kind of lite version editions of dance music mainstream for EDM (big room, electro, stadium trance) aficionados. For example, Norwegian producer Kygo - the most prominent tropical house representative - signed a deal with Ultra Records, a Sony Music acquired label that specializes in EDM stardom, prior to the release of his debut LP. His major hit ‘Firestone’ sounds like a chillout version of Avicii’s stadium anthems: same melodic progressions, vocal timbres, harmonies, though Kygo leaves huge drops off in favor of gentle pads and slow tempo.

Other main figures of this style en masse lean towards commercial EDM rather than authentic deep house sound. Such artists as Klangkarussell, Felix Jaehn, and SNBRN make use of all available means of melodic expression, and piano, strings, sax, flute and guitar lines are one of the tropical house’s trademarks.

Also read: Deep House, Eurodance, Soulful House, Future House

Umbrellate style: House

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