Dance music tastemaker and tropical house innovator Thomas Jack, is embarking on a 5 stop, 7 show North American tour, making stops in San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and NYC. Aptly titled as the Tropical Express Tour, Thomas is bringing some of the genre’s biggest names along with him.
The producer behind one of the year’s biggest hits, ‘Cheerleader’, Felix Jaehn leads the charge, along with LA favorites The Bixel Boys, SNBRN, and Hotel Garuda, Australian icons Bag Raiders, Oliver $, Oliver Nelson, and The Rooftop Boys.
The tour begins on November 20th with a two night stand at San
Francisco’s Regency Theatre, and concludes on December 5th at New York’s
heralded Terminal 5.
Tropical house is far from the end point. It’s only the beginning.
feel that these days there are so many different genres that people are
confused with what is actually what, especially in dance music which is
all over the place. Genres don’t really matter anymore.” – Thomas Jack
music’s current infatuations owe much to the work of Thomas Jack. It’s
hard to imagine the landscape of dance music without his contributions.
Jack has helped propel some of music’s biggest names -like Kygo- via the propagation of the tropical house genre, while raising all boats in the far reaching umbrella of deep house.
discovery of tropical house came early in its development, when the
emerging scene was still tagged with misnomers such as sax house or
sunshine house. As an Australian enamored with the sound of a growing band of (mostly) North Europeans who were making music which is atmospherically at home in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, Jack would find most of these talents online.
Jack’s own compositions complemented the growth of the scene, with the Charlie Chaplin-sampling ‘Final Speech’ reaching #1 at HypeM. While many of his contemporaries were pulling sax samples from old blues records, Jack set himself apart from the pack by collaborating with local saxophone legend Adrian Symes on both ‘Final Speech’ and ‘Symphony’.
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