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The ShortListen: Matoma & Becky Hill (no. 338)

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Dave Fawbert
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Who? Matoma & Becky Hill

What’s the story? There's no doubt that tropical house is teetering on the verge of collapse - there are only so many steel drums, bouncing rhythms and DJ Snake-style synth lead lines that the public will tolerate before they move on to the next style, but this track is a bit of a gem. Chiefly responsible for that is Becky Hill - who you should remember for the brilliant Losing a couple of years ago - who provides a vocal tour de force, injecting some proper emotion into the track. If Adele ever goes down the tropical house route, we imagine it'd sound a little like this.

For fans of: Major Lazer, Kygo

In three words: Emotional tropical house

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Dave Fawbert

ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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