MUST LISTEN: Kygo debuted a new tune at a home show in Norway and it’s beautiful

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2017 is Kygo‘s year.

So far his hit “First Time” with Ellie Goulding has gone platinum, he’s released a documentary detailing his rise to fame on Apple Music, and hit a slew of the most reputable festivals around the world. Only continuing to build upon his wide range of successes, Kygo took to the stage and gave his fans a reminder that things are only looking up on the production front. In a show-stopping performance at his home in Norway, he unveiled a brand new track dubbed “Stargazing.”

Kygo later went on to upload the two brief, yet mighty clips to his Instagram story giving fans a tantalizing taste of what to expect on this gorgeous new track. Take a listen.

 

Via: EDM Sauce

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Kygo’s 2013 remix of Henry Green’s ‘Electric Feel’ is now on Spotify

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Many moons ago in October 2013, as one may recall, Kygo added his signature tropical house Midas touch to Henry Green‘s sultry cover of “Electric Feel.” Despite the remix being posted to both YouTube and SoundCloud, Kygo never received official clearance by the record labels in order for the song to end up on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Tidal.

The time has finally arrived four years later where Kygo’s take on “Electric Feel” can be added to any playlist, delivering endless summer vibes for listeners who want to groove to an easy beat, gentle guitar riffs, and soothing vocals. Kygo’s latest addition to Spotify follows the premiere of his documentary, “Stole The Show,” which debuted a couple of weeks ago at NYC’s Metrograph. With the warm remix of Henry Green’s “Electric Feel” resurfacing from the earlier stages of his career, we are reminded once again why we fell in love with Kygo from the start.

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Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as the multitalented tropical house pioneer Kygo, premiered his brand new documentary, “Stole The Show,” at NYC’s Metrograph earlier this week in a star studded red carpet roll out. The feature length film, which has now opened in wide release via Apple Music, traces Kygo’s journey from the early stages of making SoundCloud productions in his dorm room to his career-defining performance at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center last year.

Kygo has certainly traveled an accelerated path to stardom, where as Gørvell-Dahll has admitted to thinking that things are moving too fast from time to time.

“I’ve learned so much in the last 3 years,” Gørvell-Dahll told Dancing Astronaut at the premiere. “Everything’s been going so fast, I’ve been traveling around the world meeting so many people working with so many talented artists and I’ve been learning so much.”

After all, it was only three years ago that the now internationally-renowned Norwegian producer was catapulted to fame with his remix of Ed Sheeran’s “I See Fire.” Within months, the then-23-year-old was caught in the epicenter of a bidding war between some of the biggest labels in music.

Since the launch of his career, he’s been traveling the globe playing at sold-out, world class festivals like Coachella and Creamfields and even hosted his own Cloud Nine-themed music festival in a castle in Norway.

“I was dreaming about this for 6, 7 years in my bedroom before it happened so now being able to do it, its just kind of unreal,” he said.

While many in the dance music community are quick to criticize those who move swiftly through the creative ranks of music making, often calling them commercial “sell outs” or label hustlers, Kygo has remained uniquely unconcerned with changing trends in the industry, focused instead on doing exactly what he loves and keeping his mind trained “110% on music.”

The Sony Music/Ultra signed producer has used his platform as a pipeline for his unique blend of downtempo, tropical, and happy-chill electronic to reach the masses. With his debut album, Cloud Nine, going platinum in five countries, along with an accompanying 22-city World Tour, and a hallmark closing ceremony performance at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, it’s no wonder the producer has been moving a million miles an hour.

Surprisingly, though, the accoladed producer says, he still gets nervous before performances.

“It’s almost the same because in the beginning,” he says of his nerves.  “I was so nervous… I’d play a show for 200 people and I was shitting my pants I was so nervous. I still get nervous every time, but I feel like I’m more comfortable now,”

“I’m actually enjoying it more when I’m on stage because I don’t think about all the things that can go wrong, I just think about ‘ok I’m up here now I have to enjoy the moment’ so I think I’m able to enjoy it more now than in the beginning.”

So how does an instant tastemaker slow down to reflect on his success? By making a movie, of course.

Released exclusively through Apple Music, the film grants viewers an intimate look into his creative process, from working with the likes of global pop stars from Selena Gomez to Ellie Goulding. Featuring testimonials from his manager, Myles Shear, and friends Steve AokiMartin Garrix, and Bono, the documentary fully details the not-so-visible backstage life of the Norwegian artist.

Still, fans are dying to know what’s next for Kygo. Indeed, rumors have abounded on a sophomore LP in the works, which the man himself says is imminent.

“My plans are just to make a lot of music, hopefully I’ll get that album out and go on a world tour,” he says. “That’s the goal.”

“There’s definitely a lot of people that I want to work with. I have this song with John Newman I’m very excited about. Other than that I’m not gonna spoil too much, but I have some cool stuff in the making.”

For long time fans of this enigmatic and prolific producer, that’s easy to believe.

This article features reporting from Ryan Castillo

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The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Afrojack and more are nominated for the MTV VMAs 2017

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It looks like it’s that time of the year again: the nominations are in for the 2017 MTV VMAs. The lucky bunch were unveiled via Instagram Live this afternoon, and voting has since begun.

Kendrick Lamar tops multiple categories, and unsurprisingly so, given the massive wave of success that ensued after the release of DAMN. Electronic music dominated last year, but a few of our favorites still made the 2017 list. Dance music dons The Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Afrojack and a few others are spread throughout the nominations.

Video of the Year:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Alessia Cara “Scars To Show Your Beautiful”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller”Wild Thoughts”
  • The Weeknd “Reminder”

Artist of the Year:

  • Bruno Mars
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Arianna Grande
  • The Weeknd
  • Lorde

Best New Artist:

  • Khalid
  • Kodak Black
  • SZA
  • Young M.A.
  • Julia Michaels
  • Noah Cyrus

Best Collaboration:

  • Charlie Puth featuring Selena Gomez “We Don’t Talk Anymore”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”
  • D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty “Broccoli”
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean “Feels”
  • Zayn and Taylor Swift “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”

Best Pop Video:

  • Shawn Mendes “Treat You Better”
  • Ed Sheeran “Shape of You”
  • Harry Styles “Sign of the Times”
  • Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane “Down”
  • Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley “Chained to the Rhythm”
  • Miley Cyrus “Malibu”

Best Hip Hop Video:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Big Sean “Bounce Back”
  • Chance the Rapper “Same Drugs”
  • D.R.A.M. featuring Lil Yachty “Broccoli”
  • Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert “Bad and Boujee”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne “I’m the One”

Best Dance Video:

  • Zedd and Alessia Cara “Stay”
  • Kygo and Selena Gomez “It Ain’t Me”
  • Calvin Harris “My Way”
  • Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ “Cold Water”
  • Afrojack featuring Ty Dolla $ign “Gone”

Best Rock Video:

  • Coldplay “A Head Full of Dreams”
  • Fall Out Boy “Young And Menace”
  • Twenty One Pilots “Heavydirtysoul”
  • Green Day “Bang Bang”
  • Foo Fighters “Run”

Best Fight Against The System:

  • Logic “Black SpiderMan”
  • The Hamilton Mixtape “Immigrants (We Get the Job Done)”
  • Big Sean “Light”
  • Alessia Cara “Scars to Your Beautiful”
  • Taboo featuring Shailene Woodley “Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL”
  • John Legend “Surefire”

Best Cinematography:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
  • Ed Sheeran “Castle on the Hill”
  • DJ Shadow featuring Run The Jewels “Nobody Speak”
  • Halsey “Now or Never” 

Best Direction:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE.”
  • Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley “Chained to the Rhythm”
  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Alessia Cara “Scars to Your Beautiful”
  • The Weeknd “Reminder”

Best Art Direction:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Bruno Mars “24K Magic”
  • Katy Perry featuring Migos “Bon Appetit”
  • DJ Khaled featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller “Wild Thoughts”
  • The Weeknd “Reminder”

Best Visual Effects:

  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • A Tribe Called Quest “Dis Generation”
  • KYLE featuring Lil Yachty “iSpy”
  • Katy Perry featuring Skip Marley “Chained to the Rhythm”
  • Harry Styles “Sign of the Times”

Best Choreography:

  • Kanye West “Fade”
  • Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj “Side to Side”
  • Kendrick Lamar “HUMBLE”
  • Sia “The Greatest”
  • Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane “Down”

Best Editing:

  • Future “Mask Off”
  • Young Thug “Wyclef Jean”
  • Lorde “Green Light”
  • The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey “Closer”
  • The Weeknd “Reminder”

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Multitalented genre pioneer Kygo has announced a personal documentary “Stole The Show.” The film will be released July 26 via Apple Music and chronicles Kygo’s journey from the early stages of his career to his career-defining performance at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in January 2016.

Featuring testimonials from his manager, Myles Shear, and DJ friends Steve Aoki, Martin Garrix, and Bono, the documentary sheds light on the inside life of the world renown Norwegian artist.

“Can’t wait for everyone to see what really goes on behind the scenes!” said the producer in a statement. “It’s exciting showing people the journey that I’ve been on up until this point in my career.”

“Stole the Show” also shows Kygo selling out shows worldwide and tells the story of what life is like in the music industry.  The trailer ends on a quote from Garrix, stating, “He’s so much bigger than EDM. He’s Kygo” while press materials for the doc revealed that fans can expect Kygo’s sophomore album to be out later this year.

 

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Norwegian hit-machine Kygo has continued his run of success into 2017 with two monster collaborations: “It Ain’t Me,” with Selena Gomez — which has already gone platinum in the USA — and, more recently, “First Time” with Ellie Goulding, which is well on its way to becoming one of the most popular pop singles of 2017.

With that the sum of new releases from the superstar so far this year, Kygo has just dropped a new set of remixes for “First Time” to keep his fans satiated. The remix EP features two reworked versions of the catchy original, an energetic future bass remix by Dutch producer R3HAB, who has adopted a new found love for the trending genre, and a rather tranquil, melodic rendition by rising electronic music star Gryffin.

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EDC swept through Las Vegas this weekend bringing 136,000 fans “under the electric sky” at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for North America’s largest dance event of the year. This year’s enormous lineup, per usual, was powered by electronic music royalty, burgeoning new talents, and today’s top tastemakers, rounding out at nearly 250 artists. Among the staggering lineup of acts slated for the festival’s second day, memorable moments from the night included Tiësto and Dillon Francis‘ highly-anticipated Kinetic Field sets, Autograf‘s live performance from the Cosmic Meadow, and Alesso from the Circuit Grounds. Elsewhere, Valentino Khan, Boombox Cartel, and Snails kept the Basspod stage shaking through the night.

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Ultra Japan has announced an extensive phase 1 lineup with AlessoThe ChainsmokersHardwellKygo, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki and Tiësto as headliners for the fourth edition of the. This year, Ultra’s Tokyo-based festival will debut a brand new Live Stage, making it the fourth Ultra Worldwide edition to host this facet of the event. Three highly-celebrated live acts in electronic music have been confirmed for the festival’s first phase: Empire of the Sun, Pendulum and Porter Robinson.

The festival will take place from September 16-18 at the Tokyo Odaiba ULTRA Park across three stage- Main Stage, Live Stage and RESISTANCE. Having announced an Ibiza residency recently, RESISTANCE will also see a major upgrade in Tokyo this year, with Carl Cox, Joseph CapriatiSasha & John Digweed and Seth Troxler set to headline its stage.

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Kygo has remixed Daft Punk and The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’

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Norwegian trop-pop mogul Kygo has released a new remix of The Weeknd and Daft Punk’s super collaboration, “Starboy.” Kygo slows down the single, emphasizing the vocal chops and building out a palatable downtempo beat behind it.

Kygo said of the track: “Got the chance to remix this incredible track. Hope you guys like it!”

Back in the summer of 2015, Kygo made a serious splash when he flipped The Weeknd’s single, “Often,” into a darker, tropical-meets-trap remix that stood out amongst his other island-tinged reworks. Since then, Kygo has endured a meteoric rise with recent achievements including two sold-out nights at the Hollywood Bowl and a headlining performance at the 2016 Olympics Closing Ceremony.

This remix marks the first official release from the Scandinavian producer since his debut album, Cloud Nine. Listen below:

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Dillon Francis has run a bizarrely entertaining gambit of themes in his past music videos. We’ve seen Dillon play a googly-eyed sheik. We’ve seen him play “Mr. Steal Your Girl.” But now he’s giving the term “party in my pants” a whole new meaning with the release of his latest feature, the official music video for his September single, “Anywhere.” The tune is an easy going, euphoric house number, accompanied by vocalist Will Heard, who’s previously appeared on breezy tropical pieces with Kygo and Klangkarussell.

“Anywhere’s” heavily pop-leaning appeal is now rounded off by a quintessentially spastic Dillon Francis video creation. Set in what appears to be a fashion shoot for an intergalactic Urban Outfitters, the video finds a variety of fashionistas and Dillon glued at the hip, taking the meaning of anywhere literally with the superstar DJ playing a part of the models’ goofy getups.

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