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Poll 2018: Kygo

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From: Norway
DJ style: Tropical

This Norwegian bright spark rose up the Top 100 DJs poll over the last three years, but has slipped eight places this year. Kygo may only still be the tender age of 27, but the achievements he’s made since he stormed into the dance music world way surpass his years.

His productions regularly top the charts, including a debut album ‘Cloud Nine’ that included massive collaborations with John Legend, Labyrinth, Tom Odell and Julia Michaels, the latter of which he performed to over 75,000 people at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro...impressive! His second album ‘Kids In Love’ hit the shelves last November and spurred his biggest world tour yet — with 22 shows in ten different countries in Europe alone. Locations included Finland, Denmark, France, Ireland, Canada and the USA. The last few months he’s continued the jet-set life with gigs in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Korea and more; does Kygo ever stop? We think not...

Words: ANNA WALL

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Becca Antoon - 2018-10-11 12:59

Poll 2015: Kygo

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Tropical beats? Sure, Kygo’s got some. Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, our highest new entry from Bergen, Norway — a beautiful city that sparkles with cold, glacial fjords and snow atop its windswept peaks — has been busy warming up house music in 2015 with his beach-ready vibes.

Hailed by fans and peers alike as the harbinger of change to an electronic music scene in need of new life, the young artist makes his DJ Mag Top 100 debut in his biggest year to date…

with no signs of slowing down. From the release of his first original single, ‘Firestone’, which amassed over 100 million YouTube views, to headlining some of the world’s biggest festivals, Kygo assures us that “the whole year has been amazing.”

Closing out the LIVE stage at Ultra Music Festival with the debut of his new show and playing the Mojave Tent at Coachella are at the top of his favorite moments list, but of course, it’s hard to choose just one or two from a year full of musical madness.

As expected, there have been some crazy moments, too — such as preparing to perform at the finale of Germany’s Next Top Model and having to evacuate the arena due to a bomb threat. We’d say that qualifies, but we’re pretty sure that 2016 will bring even more for this rising star as he continues to warm hearts and dancefloors the world over with his uplifting, laidback grooves. 

ERIN SHARONI

Questions Top100 DJs 2015 - Jon Dommett - 2015-11-13 11:53

Style: 
Tropical House
Best known for: 
Firestone
From: 
Bergen, Norway
Is the future still bright for EDM?: 
“I think so, but we as artists have a responsibility to change things up and continue pushing the boundaries of what electronic music is.”
Does the constant travelling and DJ lifestyle ever take its toll on you mentally?: 
“At times, of course, but going on stage and performing is always the best remedy for me.”
What cause is closest to your heart?: 
“My family for sure.”

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