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Despite being uncharacteristically mild so far, it is, indeed, quite deep into autumn. With winter looming right around the corner, this edition of The Launchpad is a chance to relive the summer by playing some of the finest tropical house tracks out right now.
While it would be easy to offer tracks from the likes of Kygo, Viceroy, and Thomas Jack, instead this edition of Launchpad features some lesser known names. Without further ado, dive into this playlist and get down one last time to the breezy vibes of the tropics before winter hits in full force.
Highlights: Kicking things off is “Clementine” courtesy of Manatee Commune. A collaboration with vocalist Marina Price, this track features future-tinged wavy synths undulating over the sunny disposition of a tropical beat.
Be sure to check out “Sunny Day” from Indiia, a track that is in no rush to get going but then manages to sneakily up the energy. Saccharine vocals do most of the heavy lifting before being chopped and transformed into a sliding melody to propels the track along.
Rounding out this edition of Launchpad is Viga’s remix of Adele’s “Send My Love.” A thoroughly gentle reproduction, featuring acoustic guitar lines and smoothed out chord patches. It manages to be big but not overly full, allowing for optimal mellow grooves with the eminently catchy vocals.
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