Kygo signs to Sony, then "pops" a Weeknd remix



22-year-old Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll sold out his Toronto debut last month. At our swanky Hoxton nightclub. Without having ever released any original material. Eight days ago, Kygo revealed via Facebook that this was about to change and that he had signed a contract with Sony Music, to which disenchanted fans responded: "death of Kygo," calling the boy a sell-out.

Frankly, I'm not sure this even applies to Kygo, who has been recreating chart-toppers for over a year now. As of fan of his "Let Her Go" remix, which pretty much encompasses his typical mixing style, I'm mostly waiting for Kygo to either blow us out of the tropical chimes he's been riding or severely disappoint with something wholly his creation. If a record deal with Sony does the trick, all the power to him. If my understanding of "selling out" as a term akin to "commercialization," Kygo sold out to start like many of his contemporaries.



But I digress. 2014 has been a huge year for the youngster and today's premiere of his latest edit, commissioned by Abel Tesfaye himself, sees Kygo skipping some of his signature tricks for an already stripped-down song. In many ways, this is better than the original, which quickly grew monotonous. It's also a promising indicator that Kygo has more up his sleeve than a dayclub vibe. Fall tour dates will be announced this Wednesday here.

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