If you haven’t heard the name Kygo, you’ve either heard his music or the “tropical house” sound he’s helped make famous. After all he’s the fastest artist to hit 1 billion streams on Spotify.
But even if you know who Kygo is (especially if you know who he is), we suggest reading the in-depth article that Huffington Post just wrote the Norwegian producer. It talks about the future of electronic music, the changes in sound, and the work ethic it takes to be one of the most successful artists in the genre.
Kygo is already underway on his Cloud Nine tour which has already blown out North America and is now making its way through Europe. But don’t be upset if you missed him during the USA leg of the tour, he’s making a special return trip for Ultra. Keep in mind, this is the man who made the official anthem for Ultra 2015. They weren’t just going to forget about him.
If you watched or listened to the video above, you’ll instantly recognize the pan flutes that are part of his distinct sound. Obviously a lot of other EDM producers are starting to bite his sound, but as we’ve learned in the article Kygo’s not worried. “I’m always trying to evolve my sound. I listen to all sorts of genres, from classical music to hip-hop to even big-room EDM in order to pick up inspiration … I’m thinking my album is definitely going to spring a few surprises.”
There’s little doubt in the world that Kygo is the biggest “new” name in 2016, so if you’re headed to Ultra or just enjoy EDM music in general do yourself a favor and check out the Huffington Post article here.