Tropicalé is the newest club-night to hit the pebble-studded shores of Brightonia – and it sounds like a can of ice cold, Mango Rubicon… but with more bass.
It’s not often one can go out clubbing and expect to be encountered with an array of bubbles, confetti shots, and a generally exciting environment surpassing your traditional dingy club basement. But it’s precisely this that Tropicalé set out to deliver, alongside a carefully curated line-up of Brighton’s best selectors, delving into a range of carnival inspired UK underground music.
Headlined by established local DJ, label owner and producer KXVU, the event takes place on the 9th of October at the soon to close venue, Mono. We hear the Southpoint co-founder will be playing a very special carnival set on the night; it’s not often (or ever) this happens, and it’s his debut Brighton headline show to boot. Two exclusives in one eh?
Joining him will be Zero, Hamdi, Womba b2b Mears and Baloo b2b Movement. All are regulars on the Brighton club circuit – you may have caught them play at an Overground Sessions or Grass Roots event, as well as many others. Zero and Hamdi in particular are two of the hottest names in the UK Bass scene at the moment, both earning releases on renowned labels such as Saucy Records and KXVU’s own Southpoint. With support from such heavy hitters as My Nu Leng and Spooky, it looks certain they’ll deliver the goods.
Movement and Baloo – the two people behind Tropicalé – have also got a special set planned; touching on different aspects of global club music, from Kuduro to Dancehall all the way through to Jungle. It’ll be a fitting soundtrack to what has been described as “an immersive clubbing experience, taking inspiration from the colours and vibrancy of carnival culture with added confetti, bubbles, and various inflatables.”
Sounds alright, don’t it? And it’s all yours for a mere 3 British pounds if you’re sensible enough to write your name on the event page.
Watch out for a competition we are collaborating with the Tropicalé lads on in the next few days as well.