De Tropix Live
De Tropix tore down the stage for a night called ‘Candy Flossing’ @ one of Camdens finest music venues, The Roundhouse.
The pair made sure no stone was unturned, giving a full on 30 minute performance of genre mashing beats with Producer Dj Damon Alexander at the controls while Cherry captivated the audience with her incredible energy and presence.
Heres a couple of snapps from the set!
A2B Records 8th Release Featuring exciting newcomers The Insomniax and The one and only Roses Gabor Out Now on Juno Download
De Tropix Interview on Largeup.com
Yesterday we brought you the world premiere of The Skyward EP, a five-song project from the newly reunited De Tropix, the U.K.-based duo consisting of vocalist Cherry B and producer/vocalist Damon Bowen (a/k/a DJ Instinct). We suggest you M.I.A. fans listen closely, you might just hear the seeds of your girl’s next project: Cherry is a longtime hype gyal/dancer/backup vocalist for Maya, and it’s no secret that some of Ms. Apulgrasam’s hypest tracks have Cherry’s handprints all over them.
We spoke with Bowen about the group’s multi-year hiatus, reforming, the darker, moodier sound of The Skyward, and how being Vincy (Cherry grew up in St. Vincent, while Bowen is a Brit of Vincy extraction) influences their music.
LargeUp: You took a several years’ hiatus from this project-how come? What were some of the things you were doing in the meantime?
Damon Bowen: We never intended to have such a long break, but there was a lot going on. I became a dad, Cherry was building her house in the Caribbean and touring with M.I.A. Me and cherry didn’t speak for over a year and, at one point, I was ready to find a replacement or scrap the project altogether, but after a long talk and an airing of views, we managed to stay friends and get back to the music. In fact, I think we’re stronger now than we ever have been.
LU: You had an LP slated to come out in 2010, with Elly Jackson from La Roux and M.I.A. guesting. Are these songs from that or brand new? What happened to that project?
DB: The LP in 2010 got shelved after mine and Cherry’s falling out, which was a shame. But I always say, everything for a reason. We’re good friends with Elly and Mya, so it would be cool to someday get to work with them.
LU: The music on the new EP seems darker and moodier, more “comedown” type music than dance music, or songs we heard from you the first time around… Why would you say that is?
DB: I guess that’s a representation of the kinda time it’s been for us both the last couple of years really. Lots of emotional stresses i think. I reckon it’s been the most emotionally testing time of my life. I don’t speak for Cherry but i know she’s had her fair share too. We didn’t really plan to make the EP that way, it’s just kinda how it happened. We never really set out a sound for a project, it’s just whatever comes out in the studio. But don’t let that fool ya, we’ve got quite a few upbeat singles lined up that will def get the crowd jumping.
Words by Jesse Serwer @ Largeup.com
The De Tropix ‘Skyward’ e.p is released on AIIB Records and available to download on iTunes on the 24.08.12
De Tropix & M.I.A
Cherry from De Tropix has been extremely busy the last couple of weeks, performing alongside longtime cohort m.i.a, and performing in places such as Portugal, Russia & Switzerland, it’s great timing because the new De Tropix E.P is due out at the End of July 2012, so all them shows are gonna put her in fine form for the De Tropix live shows. Watch this space we say
See Me In The Dance
Were pleased to announce the forthcoming release of a new track were really excited about called ‘See me in The Dance’ This is a monster of a track produced by rising star ‘Dutch Pot / J Trick’ and featuring the vocals of none other than Roses Gabor and new Earnest Endeavours signing ‘The Insomniax’ Check out the snippet below.
De Tropix Release New E.P Teaser
After a long Hiatus, Cherry B and Damon Alexander are back as De Tropix, the island duo once again draw from influences such as Dubstep, Reggae, Dancehall and Electronica to great effect. With a full E.P release set for Early June we are as excited as ever to see what they have conjured up in their absence from the scene.
De Tropix vs Alabama 3
De tropix in the studio with Larry Love from Alabama3, working on a possible track for a new independent film called ‘Burning On The inside’
More vids coming soon.