For all those that love getting a tan in the winter, thongs thinner than dental floss, and glistening bootay reflected off the Mediterranean Sea, this mix tape is for you. By our very own Tropicool, this tape will put the funk back in your step and make your day sparkle brighter than a disco ball at Studio 54. There are tons of exclusives littered in this mix tape and all for your aural pleasure. Enjoi, and let the Tropo-funk warm your soul.
Mickey is no stranger to dance music. Hailing from Belgium, he has residency at the infamous Libertine Supersport, surrounded by legends such as The Magician, Mustang, and Aeroplane. He’s definitely a contributing factor to Belgium’s musical excellence. I have seen his sets, and for lack of better words, I have been absolutely blown away. If you’re one of the lucky few that happens to catch one, be prepared to loose control of your extremities and burn holes in the soles of your Chuck Taylor’s. The sound mixes golden elements from the past, then spices them up into a perfect groove & funk, Mickey style. Flavours tease the pallet consisting of a strong drum kick, bouncy chords, and precision production. He’s done remixes for the likes of Tyson, Beni, Headman, Punks Jump Up, and Housse De Racket.
GDD :Where are you from & How has that influenced your music? How do you self-describe your musical style / taste? I’m from Belgium more precisely from Brussels. Its where my studio is. The city influences me by feeling good and at home at the same time. We have a large musical culture over here.
When it comes to my music, i always try to combine big liner notes and a groove full of percussion, synth’s, piano’s and strings. Sometimes i even play extra guitar riffs on top. The goal for me is to make it the way i want to hear it myself on the radio.
GDD: How does your equipment differ from your onstage gear to what you use in the studio? Very different! My studio gears are all instruments. On stage i’m playing live with Record Effects and 2 x CDJ 1000 & Mixing table.
GDD: Describe your perfect venue down, setting, and vibe down to the littlest detail. I really enjoy playing close to the sea, what happened to me a couple of weeks ago in Australia, the response of the people is completely different. After your finished you can refresh yourself in the water en get a cool beer on top! These kind of venues are rare in Europe, especially in Belgium.
GDD: How do you go about picking tracks you’d like to remix? Until now, it was always on request. But i need to chase more the tracks i like, i will try my luck in the coming weeks : )
GDD: What are your 5 favorite tracks play out right now? Miguel Migs – Tonight (Fingerman Re-Poke) Todd Terje – Snooze 4 Love (Original Mix) Jonas Rathsman – Tobago Maceo Plex – Falling (Original Mix) Azealia Banks -212
GDD: What are 5 artists we need to keep our ears open for? ( all from Belgium ). Safari Montevideo ATTari Mustang Great Mountain fire
GDD: What does the year of 2012 hold for the great Mickey? My new single featuring Monarchy on Smile Recordings, the release of some unreleased remixes and a bunch of new tracks and collaborations!
GDD: And finally, because everyone wants to know, when will we finally see ‘Punks jump Up – Mr Overtime (Mickey Remix)’? They promised that it will see the daylight in march 2012 … But ask to the Punks buddy’s yourself : )
Sylvain Dalido AKA Popular Computer knows a bit about priorities and sacrifice. When his parental duties summoned him in 2009, he decided to take a hiatus from music production after signing with French label Kitsuné, where he had already become an original Kitsuné artist and staff producer. After 2 years of focusing on being a Dad, Popular Computer is back in a big way with a full length album titled LiTE slated for release on Chilly Gonzalez + Housse De Racket‘s label, Schmooze. Although we’re heading into winter, this album will definitely bring in some summery jams through the clouds with support from Aeroplane, Russ Chimes, The C90s, and more.
Back again with another glistening Waves for all you beach sluts and wave whores alike. The weather outside is sun-kissed and teetering around 75, pretty good for early spring in Socal. So grab your ghetto blaster, head down to ze beach, and play this 14-song flowing ‘Tropicool’ theme as you get baked with the sand beneath your toes. This installment actually doubles as baby making music, so if the test comes up positive, don’t say i didn’t warn you!
“The waves ≠ raves consists of hand-picked gems that inspire us, tickling and tempting our creative juices. Some are old, some are new, but it is what we are listening to now. They are groovey, flowing, and sun-kissed just like that perfect wave. They are uplifting and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. They sound the best with a babe in one hand, a cold brewski in the other, and the sand beneath your feet. Stay Dreamy.”