A breath of fresh air on the international dance music circuit, Danish trio Tripolism have catapulted themselves into the upper echelons of the industry over the past twelve months, off the back of a string of top-charting singles on Ultra Records. Now marking another huge milestone in their rapid ascendancy, members Bryn, Fred and Ras unveil their highly anticipated debut record, ‘Absolute Dope’, to a community that have eagerly awaited its arrival.

Out now, ‘Absolute Dope’ is an infectious journey that moves through playful musical landscapes, blending Tripolism’s signature Nordic-noir elements with fresh, innovative sounds. Guiding electronic music into its next evolutionary chapter, each track on the album is a testament to the trio’s ability to seamlessly merge different genres and influences, resulting in a cohesive yet eclectic collection that captivates from start to finish.

The full-length studio album is built upon the formidable foundations laid by its previously released singles, “Dope Dance,” “Luna Love,” “Whatever We Call It,” each of which earned the prestigious title of BBC Radio 1 Essential New Tune following their respective releases. In addition to these, the triptych have received an outpouring of love for their 2024 hits “Soultrain”, “Ras In France” and “Good Times”.

Seeing the light of day for the first time, Tripolism complete the ten-track record opus with the never-before-heard singles “Sun”, “CHI”, “Appreciate” and “Spektraum”. In keeping with the stylish rhythmic subtleties and fetching synth melodies of their preceding cuts, the album’s fresh additions conclude ‘Absolue Dope’ in unequivocally cool fashion.

“‘Absolute Dope’ is born from endless late-night jam sessions fueled by cold beers, lots of laughter, and wild dreams of rocking out around the world. Good times, you could say.”

Tripolism

“The tracks are not siblings–more like crazy cousins. They are all in the same family but have different personalities–and parents. Many of the tracks on Absolute Dope are infused with personal touches from our crazy talented friends whom we love and respect and get inspired by. It’s 10 tracks that we think sound dope, and it’s tracks that we hope others will enjoy too. Some that will get you grooving in the club and some that’ll make you feel alive under the open sky.
Creating ‘Absolute Dope’ has been like taking a musical road trip–exploring lots of new and unknown roads and landscapes while driving. There have been many detours but we ended up in a great place. Kick back, crank it up, and stay Absolute Dope.”

‘Absolute Dope’ is not just an album; it’s a bold step forward in Tripolism’s career. Presenting a sound palette that’s both warmly familiar and yet richly progressive–and equally worthy of festival mainstages, radio listening and intimate club spaces alike–this inaugural LP serves as an unapologetic deep dive into Tripolism’s musical nuances and technical flair; an emphatic declaration of their arrival onto the global stage.


We sat down with Tripolism for a Q&A session to discuss their new album ‘Absolute Dope,’ their creative journey, and their exciting future plans.

Can you describe the creative process and the atmosphere during those late-night jam sessions that led to the creation of this album?

For five years, we’ve been going to the studio every single Thursday. This night has been sacred for us, like going to football practice – but the only yelling was into the microphone! It’s never felt like a duty for us. It’s been a playground where we’ve tested out crazy ideas – and scrapped most of them. But through this process, we found our sound and laid the foundation for Tripolism.

How did the collaboration with your friends influence the sound and feel of the tracks on this album?

We are lucky to have a big group of friends who work in creative fields: photographers, designers, entrepreneurs, artists. From the beginning, we’ve drawn them into this project, helping to build Tripolism and everything around it. It has been very rewarding. Two years ago, we started sharing a studio with Nandu and Radeckt. Those two energetic Copenhagen dudes have been gasoline on the Tripolism fire, and together we’ve created ‘Dope Dance’ and ‘Soultrain.’ It’s a movement!

You mentioned that the tracks are like ‘crazy cousins’ with different personalities. What are the unique characteristics of a few of these tracks?

For ‘Absolute Dope,’ we had some concerns about whether the pool of tracks was coherent. It’s sometimes hard to see when you’re on the inside. For others, it’s easier to make the connection and say, ‘That really sounds like Tripolism.’ We’re happy that people get this feeling because we think we’ve created 10 very different tracks. We wouldn’t call them brothers and sisters – more like crazy cousins. They share blood, funky basslines, and our quirky vocals. Dad, dad, and dad love you all, tracks!

Which track on ‘Absolute Dope’ holds the most personal significance for each of you, and why?

‘Dope Dance.’ No doubt. It’s a movement. It’s made with two of our best friends, Radeckt and Nandu. We think this track will stand out for a long time. A quirky jam in our tiny studio turned into something we couldn’t control. The ‘Dope Dance’ era just began! It will be cool in 10 – wait – hopefully in 100 years as well. Dance, robots!!!

You’ve described the album as a musical road trip with many detours. What challenges did you face during its production and how did you overcome them?

We quickly realized that the creative process is just a tiny part of making an album. Oh boy, there’s a lot of paperwork, discussions, emails back and forth. It can be frustrating when you have a limited amount of time.
All the detours on the musical journey have been worth it. We love trying out and testing new stuff. Our music from five years ago was not really good, to be honest. But because of all the detours, we got where we wanted to go. We are thankful for that.

With ‘Absolute Dope’ marking a significant milestone in your career, what are your plans for promoting the album and what’s next for you to come?

We are gonna hit Europe and the Middle East hard. We have a huge tour coming up, and we can’t wait to share the album with everyone and meet people on the dance floors. Look for three happy, slightly sunburned Danes and come give us a hug. It’s time to TRIP and have an ABSOLUTE DOPE time!