#5 – Tropical House with DJ Ferno

DJ Ferno comes on the Music Fringe to discuss touring with Jazzy Jeff, moving to Austin during a pandemic, and discovering his passion for House Music. We also delve into the world of Tropical House music that is egregiously dominated by affluent, amphetamined, finance-bro Europeans who co-opted Caribbean rhythms and tropical vibes to seemingly sell Carnival cruise tickets. We discuss Shazam etiquette, double claps, and the collaborative nature of the Austin community as we throw praise on Madonna, India Arie, and Chance the Rapper. Join the Music Fringe as we dissect the farce of a music genre that is Tropical House, and the vapid and commercialized shell of a scene that it has become.
  • Lee AckerleyHost

    "Lee Ackerley describes himself as a musical dilettante, meaning he has deep interest in musical arts but lacks knowledge on the on the subject. This ...

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  • DJ Ferno Guest

    DJ Ferno has toured with other well known DJs around the world.

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