“Every single second is a blessing if you count them all,” sings frontman Matthew Roads. You can hear the sincerity in his voice; the joie de vivre that oozes from everything Tropidelic does is apparent. When they take a stage, their synergy flows member to member ¬– horns blow, knees kicked high and grins are passed from one man to the next. Almost immediately, it spreads to the crowd, lifting hands in the air as their feet begin to move.The pulse collectively becomes that of one.
The six-piece band from Cleveland, Ohio may be far from any tropical islands, but that doesn’t stop them from dishing out an interesting mix of reggae, hip-hop, and high energy funk for audiences across the country. Unapologetically original, Tropidelic has a deep and widespread appreciation for music that can be heard in each note. Some of the members are hip-hop heads, while others are into metal, funk or reggae. Each of these genres lends something to their collective sound. “We pride ourselves in being original in our musicality and personality as a band,” says Roads, “but also in not taking ourselves so seriously that it ruins the fun.”
Tropidelic can be found spreading their soulful sound across the country, taking stages in both intimate venues and at music festivals, They have shared the stage with and supported such acts as 311, Slightly Stoopid, The Dirty Heads, Michael Franti and the Spreadhead, Pepper, The Flobots and Wookiefoot. Previously, Tropidelic has been featured at Electric Forest, California Roots Music & Art Festival, Reggae Rise Up, Warped Tour and 311 Caribbean Cruise, and many more. They also host of their own annual EVERWILD Music Festival.
Since Tropidelic’s last album, Of Illusion debuted on Ineffable Records in 2020, the band has continued to see exponential growth, amassing over 40 million streams of Spotify. They continue to release a series of impressive singles featuring featuring guest appearances from Nick Hexum of 311, Krazie Bone of Bone Thugs N’ Harmony, Prof, Dirty Heads, Matisyahu, Devin the Dude, and Shwayze.
Tropidelic’s latest studio album, All The Colors, was recently released on August 5, 2022. The band has much more on the horizon, with a busy touring schedule already on the books. Stay tuned for more from these Ohio natives that is sure to delight of their ever growing and rapturous fans.