Tropidelic with Kash'd Out and Joe Samba
“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.”
With a solid reputation as the hardest working band in reggae-rock, Kash’d Out delivers an anthem for everyone committed to the daily grind with their new “Highway Robbery” (out April 29, 2022, on LAW Records). The defiantly energetic collaboration with mainstay American alternative rock band Katastro represents the pentacle of Kash’d Outs’ songwriting and musicianship while maintaining the signature spirit, positive energy, and uncommon entrepreneurial hustle for which the band has always been known.
Kash’d Out are no strangers to rolling with the punches as they come and they know a combination of hard work, commitment to fans, and an audacious spirit of determination are required to keep focused and blaze through any roadblocks that may arise on the slow and steady road to success. “Highway Robbery” exemplifies that steadfast quality, which has won the band the support of a dedicated national fanbase of music lovers who show up to their performances in droves, as well as the respect of their musical peers and veterans in the music industry.