What do you get when you take a classic R&B anthem and give it an electro twist? A refreshing homage to arguably one of the best songs of all time.
“Earth, Wind & Fire are one of the many inspirations we both share, and while no one can do it like they can, we felt the need to show our respect and admiration for one of our favorite artists with this heartfelt cover of one of their biggest hits. We definitely put our own Tropic twist on the track, but we hope it still has the familiarity of a song that everyone and their mother knows and loves.”
Everything from production to the delivery of the lyrics is stellar. Listening to it, you can't help but wanna dance. Tropic takes the song and manages to deliver something cool and hot, much like the temperate weather during the song's namesake.
The duo met in New York through a fellow producer. "It started off I made a remix for Jo-B," said Jarel. The two chatted for a bit, where Jo-B would then asked if Jarel would do a remix for him. The two have worked together since.
They decided to do some covers in between releases to get an audience interested in their music. When considering what song they wanted to cover first, the two each wrote a list of songs that they liked and coincidentally, both wrote down Earth, Wind & Fire.
“One of the things that kind of bonded us as musicians is we have very similar tastes in music as well as influences," Jo-B said.
On his list, Jarel considers Kanye West, Earth, Wind & Fire, SG Lewis and other contemporary R&B artists as his influences. Jo-B lists Mariah Carey, Michael Jackson, Hall & Oates and Daniel Ceasar, among others as his.
I think these two have a great deal of potential. After hearing their cover of September, I am eager to hear more of their music and you should be too. Take a listen to September here and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Visit their website at http://www.tropicofficial.com/.