Norwegian producer Kygo has had quite a day, as he released a brand new remix and announces his first North American tour this upcoming fall. Initially discovered on YouTube by Avicii and Coldplay, the artist has successfully reached over ten million views on SoundCloud with his popular remix of “I See Fire” by Ed Sheeran. The artist has also remixed tracks from Passenger, Ellie Goulding, Marvin Gaye, and more. More recently, he signed with Sony Music Entertainment, which means we can anticipate the first original Kygo track in the near future as he continues to grow.
Expanding his career even further, the artist recently paired up with Electric Family. They released a bracelet bearing the Kygo logo, with proceeds benefitting the Susan G. Komen foundation in support of fighting breast cancer. The bracelet sold out in record timing, according to Electric Family, and will be re-stocked soon.
22-year-old Kygo has created his own unique electronic sounds infused with tropical beats that deliver a fulfilling sense of happiness and peacefulness. Having played the piano since the age of six, the rising star has a detailed background in classical music. He is known for using a keyboard and a guitar when crafting these delightful melodic sounds. Kygo’s music is exactly what you want to be listening to on a beautiful, sunny day; his tracks are not only refreshing and exotic, but carry a youthful vibe that is sure to put you in a fantastic mood.
Today, the Norwegian sensation released his brand new remix of “Often” by The Weeknd. Kygo posted via Facebook: "Was very honored for the Weeknd to reach out and ask me to remix ‘Often’. This is something a little different from my previous remixes but you can expect more diversity in my productions in the future.” The track is the first to stray from the familiar Tropical House sound as it is noticeably more of a hip-hop style. You can catch Kygo over 15 stops on his Endless Summer tour with Thomas Jack and Amtrac on select dates. Pre-sale tickets will be available on Wednesday and regular tickets are being sold Friday.