Tropical Waste is an NTS radio show, club night and blog helmed by Seb, Iydes and Patch Keyes since 2010. We’re based in London (Seb, Iydes) and Bristol (Patch) and follow new movements in electronic music.
NTS radio since October 2011: Seb and Iydes host the Tropical Waste show on London’s NTS one Friday a month at 8pm. Expect to hear a non-linear selection of club-not-club music as well as guest mixes from our favourite new artists.
Club night since April 2014: Tropical Waste holds a bi-monthly residency at The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington. The party gives us a chance to present what we do on radio in a dark, intimate basement. It’s 100% a DIY operation and we do it because there needs to be a space in London where the artists/music we’re into can be heard. We keep ticket prices as cheap as possible and are dedicated to creating a warm, positive atmosphere inside.
All party artwork by Patch Keyes.
Blog since October 2010: Now updated occasionally.
Website artwork by Patch Keyes.
While Tropical Waste began in 2010, it’s now at its most fully formed yet, which is why all of our radio shows/parties/press from ’14 going forward will be included below
Jan – Special guests Toxe and T-EA
Feb – Special guests Mind:Body:Fitness and Ziúr
March – Special guests Djsavethenhs and Ni Kü
April #1 – Residents special: Iydes b2b Seb
April #2 – Special guests RKSS, Terribilis, Arros Aringa
Jan – Future music special with special guests Cass & Gr4phik aka Insert
Feb – Special guests Dinamarca and ERSATZ
March – Special guests Nidia Minaj and DJ New Jersey Drone
April – Special guests Neana, Endgame, Sam Elsewhere
May – Special guest Rizzla
June – Special guest Angel-Ho
July – Special guests KABLAM and Kepla (live)
August – Residents special: Iydes b2b Seb
September – Special guests MM and Kamixlo
October – Liminal Sounds takeover
November – Tropical Waste meets PTP
December – Special guests DJ Taye, Rushmore b2b Akito, Hipsters Don’t Dance
Feb – Giant Swan, Hannah Sawtell, Jire, Iydes, Seb
May – Neana b2b Moleskin, Kid Antoine b2b Sudanim, Endgame b2b Lexxi, Iydes b2b Vegyn, Sam Elsewhere b2b Seb
August – KABLAM, Dinamarca, Throwing Shade, Kamixlo, Grovestreet vs Tropical Waste
October – RP Boo, Mark Fell, Iydes b2b Seb
December – Murlo, Throwing Shade, Rushmore b2b Akito, Hipsters Don’t Dance, Iydes b2b Seb
Tropical Waste with Giant Swan, Hannah Sawtell, Jire – Dummy, The Quietus
Tropical Waste with Neana b2b Moleskin, Kid Antoine (UK debut) b2b Sudanim, Endgame b2b Lexxi, Iydes b2b Vegyn, Sam Elsewhere b2b Seb – Resident Advisor, FACT, Dummy, The Quietus, Hyponik
Tropical Waste with KABLAM, Dinamarca (UK debut), Throwing Shade, Kamixlo, Grovestreet vs Tropical Waste – FACT, Quietus 1, Quietus 2, Guardian, Hyponik, Dummy
Tropical Waste with RP Boo, Mark Fell, Iydes b2b Seb – Quietus, Ashes57
Tropical Waste with Murlo, Throwing Shade, Rushmore b2b Akito, Hipsters Don’t Dance, Iydes b2b Seb – FACT
Jan – Future music special
Feb – Territory special with guest Vegyn
March – Residents showcase with Iydes b2b Seb
April – Her Records takeover with Miss Modular & Sudanim
May – Liminal Sounds takeover with Air Max ’97
May – Special guests Fis and Debonair
June – Special guests Parris and Grovesteet
July – Special guests Rainer Veil
August – Carnival warmdown with special guest Sharda
September – Special guest M.E.S.H.
October – Special guests False Witness & Juliana Huxtable, Vegyn and ERSATZ
November – Three years on NTS with Moleskin, Rainer Veil (live), Bass Clef, Holovr (live), Brood Ma, Jire
December – Our favourite tracks of the year
April – Vegyn & Ersatz, Iydes, Seb
June – Fis, Debonair, Iydes & Seb
August – Rainer Veil, Giant Swan, Iydes & Seb
October – M.E.S.H., Vegyn & Ersatz, Iydes & Seb
December – Lotic, Felicita, Iydes & Seb
Tropical Waste with Vegyn & Ersatz – Dummy
Tropical Waste with Fis (UK debut) – The Guardian, Resident Advisor, Dummy, The Quietus
Tropical Waste with Rainer Veil (London debut) – The Guardian, The Quietus
Tropical Waste with M.E.S.H. – Juno Plus, Dummy, Hyponik, The Quietus
Tropical Waste with Lotic (UK debut), Felicita – The Guardian, Fact, The Quietus, Dummy