tropixxx 6 year

Tropixxx 6 Year Anniversary: A Look Back at D.C.’s Bass Music Haven

This weekend,  Tropixxx – a collective of DJs and party founded by Mathias and The Clown Prince – will celebrate its sixth year of being at the forefront of tropical bass in the District. On Sunday, the crew, which has since included The Lothario and most recently Jackson Kachor, will be back at Velvet Lounge with special guest Trillnatured.

I asked The Clown Prince, aka Marvin Lopez, to reach out to the guest DJs of the past Tropixxx to reflect on the parties. I asked them what they felt was the most memorable part of the night, the song that got the crowd most hype, and to describe Tropixxx as a food. RSVP for the Tropixxx 6 Year Anniversary on Facebook and follow their Soundcloud for speaker-blasting goodness.


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Banginclude, Labor Day 2015

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

Playin patticake with Marvin

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

Anything byMartin Garrix, Tiesto, Krewella

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Sicilian p*ssy


Des McMahon, Labor Day 2014

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

Having a dive packed out and going nuts to a Mars Volta tune because I still haven’t had something as great as that happen in any gig in my career

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

“Inertiatic Esp” by Mars Volta. But I also was playing a lot of early Louis Futon, Joker, grime instrumentals and even some drum & bass.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Probably the Al Pastor taco from El Rey because thats where you eat when you’re hammered at Tropixxx.


Manila Killa, Sept. 2014

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

How puuumped the crowd was for such a tiny venue, and how my brother tried to crowd surf and almost hit the ceiling.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

Anything A$AP, trappy, rap.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

The best tacos in all of mexico.


Rizzla, Sept. 4th 2016

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

Intimate dancefloor and welcoming atmosphere.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

Rap and dancehall remixes.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Salsa fresca.


DJ HOODY, Jan. 1st, 2017

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

Minorities playing all kinds of dope music. No regular radio stuff. The camaraderie and love the residents showed me and had for each other.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

I can’t recall.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Jambalaya. Skittles. Quiche. Pizza. Anything that combines great ingredients and becomes something better.


YNFYNYT SCROLL, Unknown

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

Me.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

I could lie and say that i wasn’t lit out of my mind and that I have an intimate, working knowledge of what I played that night. But what I do remember is being throwed ah (as heck) and it was fun and people actually fucked with kuduro and bubbling and dembow and changa tuki, etc. which I was especially playing a lot of at the time. Lots of crowds across the US didn’t take to it well which annoyed me cuz that’s all I wanted to play.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

A life-sized bust of Marvin made entirely of a fused lump of tropical Starbust sculpted into the shape of his head.


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Vermillion Bird, Sept. 4th, 2016

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

How nice and fun everyone was.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

The club songs.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Strawberries.


TEKNACOLOR NINJA, Sept. 6th, 2015

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?
There were several memorable moments: 1) I was the only female in the lineup (pre TheLothario). 2) Throwing down some jungle/dnb [drum-n-bass] 3) When James Nasty played this one track and the dance floor turned into a mob of people jumping. I was pretty tequila’d up by then.
Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

I can’t really remember (so long ago!) but I think folks were digging the Ghetto Vanessa tracks I was putting down.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

A chili dog!


DJ Zork, Sept. 6th, 2015

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?
The most memorable parts took place before 9pm
Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?
Lady – “Yankin”
If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?
Jameson.


JAVASCRIPT, July 23rd, 2015

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

All the tequila shots Mathias brought me!

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

WDYW – Jailo Formation x Drill – GRRL and Keybump – JAVASCRIPT

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Liquor. (JAVASCRIPT also adds: “and that’s why i fuck with you guys and gals so much!!!! <3 <3 <3 Lolol).


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Normaling, April 10th, 2016

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

TBH, the free tequila shots makes my memory of the full set a bit hazy, but I do recall the crowd going ape shit when we went opened with our “Orcaz Fightin” and the Busta Rhymes vocal hook dropped in with the kicks.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

DDm – “Back Up Come Thru (Normaling VIP)
Normaling – “Orcaz Fightin”
Kw GRIFF vs James Nasty ft Porkchop – “Do It To The Katz (Normaling VIP)”
Normaling – “Shade” ft. DDm (jon kwest remix)

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

The worm in a bottle of Monte Alban mezcal tequila.


Scottie B., July 7th, 2013

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

The energy of the crowd and partying to everything.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

Can’t really remember – just everything.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Spicy noodles!!!!!


Willy Joy, 4 years ago

(Willy Joy added: LOL, you want me to remember where I was on a specific day like 4 years ago? Are you investigating me for murder? [Editor’s note: I did not investigate any artist for any crime, including murder])

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

The family vibes. And also butts.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

Can’t remember, but it was probably ignorant.

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

The name sounds like one of those boner drinks they sell at gas stations.


CKRONO, Nov. 1st, 2016

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

The day after halloween wasn’t the best in terms of numbers but the few that were there were super-hyped! Shot & go with the bartenders and fucking bass music.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

 Keith Ape – “It G ma” (Ckrono & Slesh Dembow Edit)

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

A watermelon full with vodka.


Imad Royal, A brick ago

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

Marvin in general.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

“Work” by A$AP Ferg

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Deep-fried zucchini 


Jon Kwest, Played multiple times

What was the most memorable part of Tropixxx?

A whole in the wall can facilitate crowd surfing.

Which song(s) got the crowd hyped the most?

A$AP Ferg – “Shabba Ranks” Remix

If Tropixxx was a food, what would it be?

Mac-and-cheese empanada. Even my white vegetarian ass can find something to get down with.