In recent months, tropical-house has taken something of a hit, with a backlash from producers and fans alike. For a moment, it seemed as if the genre had faded into existence as quickly as it had risen to prominence. But listening to Jax Jones‘ tropically-infused new remix of Years & Years has restored my faith in this tired genre. Where his peers have faltered, Jones excels, bringing his own unique touch to the trio’s heavily burnished new single, “Shine.” While traces of the original production can still be found, the large majority has been stripped away and replaced with marimbas, bongos and a surging bassline. Sure, we’ve been known to shy away from tropical-house as of late, but we’re more than willing to make an exception for Mr. Jones.