Any way you slice it, Thomas Jack is having a big year. The Aussie phenom has taken the global scene by storm, showcasing his self-described tropical house style at major outdoor festivals like Atlanta’s TomorrowWorld, Nevada’s Burning Man, and LA’s Lightning in a Bottle, amongst many others.
Simply put, he’s one of the biggest newcomers of 2015, and now, with his latest single “Rivers” on Pete Tong’s FFRR label in tow, he’s set to embark on his first-ever US tour, Tropical Express, from Nov. 20-Dec. 5, with dates in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, and San Diego.
We wanted to know what we can expect him to be playing out on the tour, as we move into slightly less tropical weather, so we asked the man himself. Check out a selection of tracks you are likely to hear out on Thomas Jack’s Tropical Express tour, including standouts by Claude VonStroke, Radio Slave, Purple Disco Machine and more.
1. Jay Prouty, David Paglia – “Style”
“An amazing daytime track off my buddy’s label Cenote. I’ve been playing it out whenever I have the chance.”
2. Lifelike, Kris Menace – “Discopolis”
“Awesome old tune I use to listen to when it was first released. Rediscovered it a few months back and have been jamming to it ever since.”
3. Midas 104 – “Eos”
“I love the lead synth in this; it always gives off a good vibe.”
4. Catz n Dogz – “Get It Right” (Claude VonStroke Remix)
“Just a funky, sexy jam.”
5. Sirens Of Lesbos – “Ecstasy” (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
“I’ve been playing this one out everywhere since it came out. I love the vibe and the lyrics.”
6. Superlover – “Love Me”
“I love the sampling in this one.”
7. Mousse T. – “Horny” (Radio Slave and Thomas Gandey Just 17 Mix)
“I first heard this one when Solomun dropped it at his party in Tulum, Mexico.”
8. Marc Ashken, Sos – “Cat Walk”
“I was at an afterhours party at Asylum in Honolulu and this was the first song playing when I walked through the door.”
9. Sunner Soul – “Feel Good”
“Awesome disco tune – I dropped this at Burning Man at Camp Ego-Trip.”
10. Dash Groove, illusionize – “Wobble-dy”
“My mate always plays this in his car – and it goes off when I play it in higher-energy sets.”