Sydney-based producer/vocalist CLYPSO knows her shit when it comes to tropicana. From her stage name to her afro-punk, Caribbean-infused beats and dancehall-ready tracks like Middle Ground, CLYPSO knows how to get a booty shakin'.
She's about to head to Spilt Milk Festival to perform at the Bacardi El Coco Tropical Danceteria party, but the party itself will be headed to festivals like Return To Rio, Lost Paradise and Mountain Sounds as well. Moijtos will be flowing and the tropo-vibes will be pumping.
To get you in the mood, CLYPSO dug deep to list her 5 favourite tropicana tracks so pour yourself a rum, stick a cocktail umbrella behind your ear and turn these tracks up!
El Buho - Manana Tepotzlan
This track is my idea of pure tropical bliss. Transports me to an ecolodge deep in a Costa Rican jungle.
The Busy Twist - Friday Night
It's no secret I'm a big fan of South London's The Busy Twist. While my absolute fave track is Ski Chena, this track is like the moment the tiki bar on the beach starts serving up the strawberry daiquiri.
Debruit - Nigeria What?
The subtle bassline and layered percussion in this is as refreshing as homemade popsicles.
Clap!Clap! - Oriens Oriri
This track feels like the air just after the rain.
Mitu - Fin.
Mitu's amazing blend of analog synths and roots is intoxicating.
Catch CLYPSO at Spilt Milk Festival on the Bacardi El Coco stage.