18 Apr Tropical House: KYGO
Introducing the twenty two year old, Norwegian music producer KYGO who has created a sound built on joyful melodies, downtempo synth sounds and intense electronic tones. His extremely popular remix of the classic ‘Sexual Healing’ by Marvin Gaye attracted 250,000 listens in less than eleven days. He released a remix of ‘I See Fire’ by Ed Sheeran four months ago and has had over five million listens. His Facebook fans have referred to his sound as ‘tropical house’, he creates remixes of popular sing-along songs into hypnotic dance anthems.
KYGO’s remixes are also the perfect survival to a stressful week; they have beautiful echoes, which create a mesmerising rhythm. He has done remixes of the currently popular Ellie Golding, Ed Sheeran and Passenger proving that he can develop popular music into totally different, successful songs that anyone will enjoy. In February Kygo entered the LE7ELS’ “Miami 82” remix contest, which was crucial for the development of his career as the next day he signed a contract with the label. Radio 1 have also given Kygo a lot of support as they can see that he is going to become a massive hit, he is currently creating a number of original songs and is considering making an album so, watch this space.
Written by Charlotte Stephen.