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Tropical house comes to NYC this weekend

By Kristen Zwicker

Do you like your electronic dance music on the chilled out side? With a warm disposition and maybe a nice sax solo? You're not alone, the budding sub genre referred to as "tropical house" is all the rage these days. It's the perfect soundtrack for boat rides and sunsets on the beach, and we really can't think of a more effective way to resist the arrival of fall.

It seems Norway's Kygo feels the same: He's hitting town this weekend on his Endless Summer tour, playing four gigs in three days. The young producer has applied his melodic, sun-dappled style to a string of celebrated remixes, including one for EDM high priest Avicii's LE7ELS imprint and an official remix of Coldplay's "Midnight."

Currently, Kygo's NYC shows are sold out, but we know you have your ways of finding tickets. Have a listen to his remix of Marvin Gaye's "Sexual Healing," then let the internet sleuthing begin.

If you can't fanangle your way into a Kygo show, don't worry, he isn't the only tropical house wunderkind that's coasting into New York this weekend. Fast-rising Aussie talent Thomas Jack is set to headline at Webster Hall this Fri 26, for Girls & Boys: Thomas Jack. Like Kygo, Jack has made a name for himself with a bevy of successful remixes, in addition to original productions and his popular Tropical House mix series. 

If you're looking for a double dose, try to score tickets to Kygo's Sat 27 show at Bowery Ballroom, which features an opening set from Thomas Jack. With the two of them combined at one gig, you just may be able to soak up enough warm, tropical vibes to get you safely through to spring.


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