A few years back in a cold foggy day we've captured a rather warm studio session of a Warsaw-based group of friends named Tropical Soldiers in Paradise.
They were using Polyend Perc as a part of their rhythmical section, one more reason to share their great skills with you. Please relax and enjoy!
Tropical Soldiers in Paradise – Alman.
Tropical Soldiers in Paradise
Their journey began in 2017 as a dreamy trio (guitar, sampler, xylophone and conga) which later was filled by a brass and piano section. Tropical Soldiers in Paradise became the special unit comprised of six musicians from different backgrounds who blend old-school hip hop with jazz, dub, calypso and Latino-African rhythms.
Tropical Soldiers in Paradise are:
Marcin Sojka – samplers, xylophone,
Maciek Łepkowski – electric guitar,
Bartek Krajewski – congas & percussion instruments,
Kuba Łupiński – trumpet,
Grzegorz Pałka – trombone,
Emilia Gołos – piano, synths,
Asked about influences and inspirations, they mention Drugs, Madlib, Fela Kuti, ’90s Hip Hop, Chilled Sounds, Dialogue within Brass Section, Meteopathy, Tropical Sounds, Delays and Reverbs, Waves, African Guitarists, Knobs Spinning, Dubs, Darkside, Fairtrade, Mozambique, Son Montuno, Habana Vieja, Palo Columbia, Afro-Cuban Santeria, Plena Portoriqueña, Samba de Janeiro.
Here are some more good vibes from the ‘Tropicals’, a short live gig promoting their latest album. This will warm you up!