Totally Tropical House with Colin Thomas
The first Totally Tropical House Show with Colin Thomas started on Pulse 98.4 on Sunday 24 July 2016.
From 18 October 2016 the show moved to an earlier slot on a Tuesday evening from 7.00 to 9.00pm.
That may sound like a strange name for a radio show, but it's Colin's show and his favourite genre of music is Tropical House.
Colin has about three years experience of co-hosting with fellow Pulse 98.4 presenter Andy Goldberg on his Business Time programme, which finished it run in the summr of 2017.
Colin decided to produce and present his own programme with a little persuasion from Andy and some training from Pulse 98.4 man-about-the station, Ronny Davies.
For 10 years, Colin ran a mobile disco after he left school and so has a wide music knowledge and regularly listens to all genres of music, not really specialising in any, but if asked what his perference was, he'd tell you that it would have to be 'Tropical House'.
So what is Tropical House or trop house? It is a sub genre of deep house music. Some typical artists are Kygo, Matoma, Lost Frequencies and Klingande.
Wikipedia would tell you that tropical house is a subgenre of deep house, which is itself a subgenre of house music. Thus, it possesses typical house music characteristics, including synthesizer instrumentation, and a 4/4kick drum pattern. Tropical house differentiates itself from deep house, which can often have a very dark sound, whereas tropical house can be described as having a more uplifting, and relaxing sound. The tempo of tropical house songs is a little slower than deep house. Tropical house does not use the pumping compression effect of "big room" electro house. It usually includes tropical instruments such as steel drums, marimba or even pan flute, like dancehall.
Ok, so you still aren't really sure what it's all about, then listen in to the show on Tuesday evenings on Pulse 98.4 and you'll find out. We're sure that you'll enjoy it. Colin often listens to dance and house music at home, probably a throw back from his mobile disco days.
Tune in to Colin's show on Pulse 98.4 and you might just find yourself hooked on Tropical House! Tuesdays 7.00-9.00pm on 98.4 FM and online.