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.