The Fall Of Bigroom & The Rise Of Tropical House

Posted at May 9th, 2016 | by Supreet.cheema | in

The early years of EDM explosion in the world are over and even though the debate on EDM bubble burst is still a hot topic, we have all the reasons to think that electronic music would be around forever. It is being noted, however, that the dance music craze is slowing down with nightclubs in Vegas turning down superstar DJs and music festival such as TomorrowWorld shutting down. But if you notice the trend, EDM itself is not dying. It’s just entering its soft phase.

Dance music is morphing from the hardcore thump of dubstep, electro-house, and trap-rave to calm and soothing tropical and chill step. Past trends have shown that when a fearlessly loud, aggressive musical revolution takes hold, its energy always dissipates eventually, usually followed by a more placid evolution of the sound. For example the sunshine-drenched California pop-rock sprung up in the early ’70s after the late-’60s rock ‘n’ roll explosion.

Not only has dance music seeped into pop music landscape but has done pretty well. Such pop stars as Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Beyonce and more have dished out some smashing hit collaborations with electronic music pioneers as Skrillex, Diplo, Calvin Harris and more. Moreover, Kygo bought with himself the tropical house revolution which took over dance music industry with a bang, softening the music’s earlier sharp edges and making it more relaxed. His tracks were a warmer and breezier answer to loud and heavy bass tracks that dominated dance music industry two years back. Australian DJ/producer Thomas Jack is considered the original founder of this genre and the one who coined the term ‘Tropical House.’

But like every change, this transition did not happen overnight. In early 2014, people slowly started enjoying the pace of pool-party trop house. Such artists as Norway’s Matoma, France’s Klingande and Germany’s Felix Jaehn also built up massive audiences on SoundCloud and YouTube using a similar blend of deep house, dancehall, and balearic pop. As dance music fans reached bigroom saturation point with such tracks as DJ Snake’s ‘Turn Down For What?’ and SNL’s ‘When Will The Bass Drop?’, people turned towards relatively softer and melancholic music. A remix of Mr. Probz’s melancholy UK hit “Waves” by German producer Robin Schulz rippled across the Atlantic and acted as a further catalyst into the emerging scene. And now an array of such tracks and edits have caught attention of million of fans around the world. Trop House is definitely going to get bigger in coming years.

Let us know in comments which direction do you think dance music is going? Have we reached the saturation with heavy drops?

Meanwhile, below is our current favorite track. Hope you have it on your playlist as well 😉

Credits: stereogum.com

Also see: Tropical/Chill House Artists You Need To Start Listening To

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