If this past weekend in New York is any indication, there may not be a hotter DJ in the world right now than 23-year-old Kygo. He sold out four shows at four different venues (Output Rooftop for sunset on Saturday, Bowery Ballroom Saturday night, Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday night and Brooklyn Bowl on Monday night) over the course of three days with his uniquely vibrant tropical house music.
Born Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll (“Kygo” is a nickname from university, combining the first two letters of his first and last names, respectively) in the town of Bergen on Norway’s west coast, he began playing piano at age six. Ten years of professional lessons have had an obvious impact on his music–piano melodies play an essential role in his mixes, along with chill synth leads, playful flourishes, and a tranquil tropical energy that all coalesce into something like a daydream in musical form. READ FULL STORY