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[Folk/Pop] David Frank – When You Know (You Know)

David Frank
When You Know (You Know)

It’s always a pleasure to share a smash hit debut from a new artist and that’s just what we have here from California’s David Frank. Just a head of his wedding in a few weeks, David has dropped his folk pop anthem “When You Know (You Know).” This is for all the lovers out there!

Catchy from start to finish, “When You Know (You Know)” establishes David as a strong new act that has potential to make it as far as anyone. He’s already established himself as a super songwriter working with the likes of Kygo, Merk & Kremon and more, but now David gets to shine on his own, and boy does he shine. Even if you’re not coupled up with a partner, “When You Know (You Know)” still pulls at your heart strings. Drop this one in your Summer playlists and let your friends know that David Frank is here and he’s got plenty more to come.

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[Tropical House] Kygo – Firestone (ft. Conrad)

Kygo
Firestone (Ft. Conrad)

Here it is! The much anticipated, first ever original track by tropical powerhouse Kygo is upon us! Teaming up with Australian singer Conrad, who wrote the lyrics to “Firestone”, Kygo is taking a big leap towards making tropical house a household sound. This one gets us right in the feels. It starts off with some subtle piano chords that gradually fade in. Conrad’s powerful vocals definitely catch our attention and add character to the tune. Kygo’s signature melodic synth is featured in the beat drop. Being that is emotionally driven, this track is potentially becoming a club anthem to many.

We are very excited to share this new Kygo music with you all. Stay tuned for more collaborations and originals from the Norwegian producer!

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[Event Review] Kygo – Bang Bang, San Diego

(PC: Lori Luers)

Kygo was nothing short of amazing last Saturday in San Diego, and I’m very excited I found out about it while I was looking for things to do in San Diego. Taking topical house to Bang Bang in downtown SD, Kygo brought down the HOUSE (get it?) and gave a high energy performance on stage. The 22-year-old producer from Norway started off the night with one of his most played remixes, “I See Fire”, which immediately got the crowd pumped up and cheering in excitement. It’s hard to imagine how he managed to channel such positive energy from his music, as you see nothing but smiles across the venue.

Playing banger remix after remix, Kygo’s performance was entertaining throughout his entire set. Some notable highlights include “Cut Your Teeth” by Kyla La Grange, “Stolen Dance” by Milky Chance and “Midnight” by Coldplay. To everyone’s surprise, he even threw in unreleased material in his set, include a BANKS remix that left the crowd in awe. Being comparably slower and more mellow than other deep house music, Kygo’s tropical house showed such distinctiveness and character while being massively appealing. It is amusing to see how his music got everyone dancing their pants off and singing along to all the lyrics, even though tropical house seemed an acquired taste for club music.

To close off his set, Kygo dropped “Sexual Healing” and his remix of Ed Sheeran vs Passenger “No Diggity X Thrift Shop”, ending the night on a high note. You could tell everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music just as much as Kygo did. While his remixes undoubtedly steal everyone’s heart, we would love to see more original material and collaborations.

Following his replacement of the almighty Avicii at TomorrowWorld, Kygo continued to prove that he’s one of the frontrunners of the revival movement of house music. Being able to attract such a large following in just a year’s time says something about Kygo’s talent.

To catch the rest of his Endless Summer Tour with Kygo and friends (Amtrac and Anna Lunoe), check out the following dates:

10/12     The Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA

10/14     The Beacham – Orlando, FL

10/15     The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

10/16     Society For Arts & Technology – Montreal, QC

10/17     Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA

10/18     Concord Music Hall – Chicago, IL

Ed Sheeran
I See Fire (Kygo Remix)
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[Chill/Electronic] Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Shine (Kygo Remix)

Benjamin Francis Leftwich
Shine (Kygo Remix)

Fresh off of his sold-out debut gig in London, Kygo has been slowly starting to assert himself as one of the world’s electronic giants. It seems with every passing release the downtempo, melodic dance artist rockets to the top of every blog aggregator or college dance radio chart within hours, and we think his latest rework will be no different. Again, our cruise director has taken an act who on paper has no business even being mentioned within the confines of the dance world, and flips the tune for a beautiful spin through his eyes, this time on Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s “Shine”. Right out of the gate, a charming pan-flute bolstered by a little shaker induced four-four clap segue wonderfully into those unmistakable Leftwich vocals, which themselves are thickened up with a bit of reverb as well. You might have heard this one on Kygo’s recent mix for BBC Radio One’s Diplo & Friends radio show, and if you were anything like us, you couldn’t wait for its official release. We think this will be the perfect recovery tune for our friends getting back from Indio today, so take her for a spin and snag a free download here.

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[Chill/Dance] Syn Cole – Miami 82 (Kygo Remix)

Syn Cole
Miami 82 (Kygo Remix)

Norwegian chill and dance savante Kygo has yet to leave us desiring any more out of his remix productions since becoming aware of his slick electronic palate over a year ago. The young artist’s music flirts with an almost unthinkable line between creating an urge to move oneself around those sticky dance rhythms, while also evoking a pensive, relaxed listening trance depending on when and where his sound may catch its listener. Monday’s aren’t too bad when we’re privy to new tracks from our favorite artists, and the moment Kygo’s remix of Syn Cole‘s melodic single “Miami 82” rolled through its first four bars, it was obviously going to be a great day. Those warm pads and electronic nuances bolster the original into something more intricate but also more accessible in the process, once again signaling the young beat maestro’s place near the top of burgeoning electronic talent in 2014. While not until June, Kygo is gearing up for a debut U.S. show at the astounding Webster Hall in NYC alongside Girls & Boys and Alex English, and for our friends in the Big Apple, we wanted to make sure you were ahead of the game, so grab your pre-sale tickets here to guarantee entry. Take a step into the peaceful and serene world of Kygo and delve into his remix of “Miami 82” above… and did we mention that’s some of the more visually appealing track artwork we’ve seen for a while? Well it is.

 

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[Chill-House] Kyla La Grange – Cut Your Teeth (Kygo Remix)

Kyla La Grange
Cut Your Teeth (Kygo Remix)

Norwegian tropical and chill house producer Kygo has been an artist that in the beginning, we developed something of an innocent musical crush. Over the course of some stellar remixes our crush has developed into a full blown love affair, and this latest remix of Kyla La Grange’s “Cut Your Teeth” only pulls us deeper down the obsession tunnel. There is something infectious about the Kygo sound, as he continually displays an innate ability to turn a hook into a full blown groove for the entire tune. Again keeping up with a true hit making formula, Kygo sticks to his guns with the employment of a distinct pan-flute melody over uplifting piano stabs and a bouncy beat. And oh, how beautiful Kyla La Grange’s sticky hot reverberations sound in harmony with such a lovely production style. Apparently we are not alone in our sentiments as Kygo has reached over 100,000 fans on Facebook as well as selling out a first ever live performance in Paris, leading to another free giveaway to those committed legions of fans. Take home a digital copy here.

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[Chill] Ed Sheeran – I See Fire (Kygo Remix)

Ed Sheeran
I See Fire (Kygo Remix)

Fresh off of a viral tear on account of a gorgeous Marvin Gaye remix, Norwegian bred beatsmith Kygo has again struck a chord with us; this time taking Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire” (which will soon find itself included on the original soundtrack for The Hobbit sequel: The The Desolation of Smaug) on a charming harmonic ride. While only 22 years of age, Kygo has continuously demonstrated a musically mature knack for bridging slow moving soulful ballads full of acoustic elements, and sprinkling them with enough sugar and melody to create an unexpected dance groove. While the heart of Ed Sheeran’s track remains vocally, it is the use of those signature seductive Kygo keys, and warm pads which really pulls “I See Fire” out of its original state. This one is definitely worth your listen today, and fortunately for now all of Kygo’s catalog has been given away for free including this one. Don’t miss out on adding this one to your music libraries today.

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