Author Archives: Tropicool

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Karl Kling is a good person, and even better friend. Couldn’t be more stoked for him regarding his success with RAC, but as he pushes it further and more personally with his solo career. This past weekend in Sacramento, we were messing around on the decks, and he played a song that instantly struck me as truly special. It was a warm, full-bodied, indie-infused number, just oozing with personality. He sent it over, and its been stuck on repeat.

Karl Kling has spent the majority of the last 4 years performing and DJing around the world as part of the internationally renowned RAC. Kling’s vocal and lyrical contribution to the RAC album “Strangers” helped showcase him as an up-and-comer with the notable song “Repeating Motion.” In the last year Karl has set out to expand his efforts in writing, producing and releasing music under his own name. The debut single “I Will Wait” from his forthcoming full-length release presents a versatility in musicianship, lyricism, and pop sensibility.

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Slowly transition into fall with me as the days become shorter and bodies become warmer. Ride down the coastline with chills down your spine as the tasty licks, insatiable riffs, and melodic choruses course through your veins. Always enjoy in good company and welcome what lies ahead with open arms.

Respect the Indian Solstice, its older and wiser than we are!

Tracklisting coming soon via ‘tropicool’ FB page…

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10/2 @Vessel (San Francisco) w/ Mighty Mouse & Carousel
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The ever-growing popularity of Tropical House doesn’t end when the leaves start falling and snow joins the party. Far from it. The sultry vibes of clean marimba and steel drums will keep Summer alive forever. Felix Jaehn knows this all too well. His latest collaboration with London-based singer Chris Meid is exactly what we need as the sun sets and the breeze starts blowing.

Felix Jaehn’s remix of Jaymes Young’s song “One Last Time” begins with a sensual beat behind gorgeous bellowing vocals before segwaying into an upbeat Tropical House masterpiece. Meid’s soothing vocals, accompanied by light marimba tones, will transport you straight to the beach with towel and beer in hand. Jaehn’s laid-back rework gives the acoustic original an island flavor, creating a unique sound guaranteed to lift your spirits and sway your body to the beat.

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Hot off the heels of his Here With Me remix, Bearson isn’t wasting time, returning today with a new remix of Venice by Alternative band The Lighthouse and the Whaler. Captivating the lead singer’s soothing vocals on his latest remix, Bearson’s edit gives the original an airy, tropical vibe. Bearson once again puts his signature sound on the original, creating something you’re guaranteed to fall in love with. With a hit original collaboration with FlicFlac and an astronomyy remix airing on BBC Radio 1, it’s safe to say Bearson is definitely one to watch.

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Dr. Fresch is back with a club ready rework of Nelly Furtado and Timbaland’s classic “Promiscuous.”  Dr. Fresch’s injects his unique blend of deep, trap, and bass into this remix to bring the pop hit into the context of contemporary future music:

“It’s been way too long since I heard ‘Promiscuous’ played out in the club – I had to give the track a facelift so I could start dropping it in my sets and bring the heat back. The project clicked for me instantly, because of how the vocals lent themselves to be remixed from both a deep approach and a future approach as well. I’m excited to hear this one played out!” – Dr. Fresch

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Our close friends and undisputed musical geniuses, underground duo Bixel Boys, join Dim Mak Records with their innovative rework of Botnek and 3LAU’s collaboration “Vikings.” Mesmerizingly minimal and articulately crafted, the California duo reupholsters the once electro track into a smattering of spacey synths, delicate drum kicks and groovy basslines, injecting their patented touches of soul and swing truly making this one special.

Pre-order: geni.us/3jB
Exclusive Bixel Boys Interview: dmak.co/1xEKEEg

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SNBRN returns with a clever twist of Mark Morrisons crowd-pleasing hit “Return of the Mack.” With a warm bassline and a plethora of live instruments, SNBRN’s signature sheen turns the original into an irresistible dance remix.

“So, I’m back up in the game…with a brand new remix of one of my all time favorite songs. There hadn’t been a remix in years and decided to give this thee old SNBRN touch. With tons of live instruments and a nice warm bassline this track is sure to keep you dancing from the pool to the club all summer long.”

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Dr. Fresh has been spitting hot fire lately. His most recent take on ‘Snoop Dogg’s – Sexual Seduction’ turns the legendary down tempo track into a futuristic dance floor heater.

Dr. Fresch on the remix:
“I’ve always been a huge fan of this song, because of how Snoop was able to mix his brand seamlessly with an 80′s inspired, retro yet forward thinking sound. Because of the different qualities that Snoop’s sung vocals and hip hop verse carry, I was able to use both differently to create a dynamic future remix that spans across several different genres, while maintaining true to my production style and brand.”