The Turks & Caicos are a small group of islands located near the Bahamas known for tourism and its tropical climate. As such, it’s a perfect name for Chad Valley’s (née Hugo Manuel) latest side project. Turks & Caicos (the musical project, that is) isn’t all that dissimilar from Chad Valley, musically speaking: both are washed out in blissed electronics, dancehouse beats, and a warm swell of nostalgia. However, while Chad Valley trades in R&B‑influenced pop, Turks & Caicos is less focused on melody and hooks and more on texture and atmosphere.
To be sure, there’s plenty of drive and groove — consider the synth-slap-bass on “Missed Opportunity,” for instance — but overall, the music’s laid-back vibe makes it ideal summer evening soundtrack material, regardless of whether you’re on a tropical beach or not.
More songs can be found Turks & Caicos’ Soundcloud page.