KYGO ANNOUNCES UPCOMING REMIX OF DONNA SUMMER’S LEGENDARY SONG «HOT STUFF»

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Kygo has announced that he will be releasing a remix of the late Donna Summer‘s legendary 1979 song, «Hot Stuff.»

He shared a video teasing the new rework across his social media pages, offering fans a taste of what’s to come. In addition to the remix, Kygo has a new music video on the way featuring two of the stars from the Netflix series Outer Banks, Madelyn Cline and Chase Stokes. In the short clip, you can see what appears to be a nostalgic love story set in the era that Summer helped to soundtrack.

Kygo’s latest remix follows his trend of paying homage to some of dance music’s most inspiring figures. In 2019, he released a posthumous collaboration with Whitney Houston, «Higher Love,» while 2020 saw him take on Tina Turner‘s iconic single «What’s Love Got to Do with It

Kygo’s remix of «Hot Stuff» by Donna Summer and its accompanying music video are set to be released on Friday, September 18th.

What’s Love Got To Do With (A Hit)? Hear Kygo’s Massive Edit of the Tina Turner Classic

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Kygo and Tina Turner
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Kygo and Tina Turner

As music lore goes, Tina Turner didn’t event want to record «What’s Love Got To Do With It.» The music icon didn’t like the track and only made it after being convinced to do so by her manager. The 1984 song of course went on to become an all-time classic, and to this day remains Turner’s first and only solo song to reach No. 1 on the Hot 100 in the U.S.

Today (July 17), the dance world extends a particular fist pump of gratitude to Turner, with the release of Kygo‘s «What’s Love Got To Do With It» edit. The Norwegian producer pares down the beginning of the song to just a simple beat and Turner’s vocals before adding drums and then blowing the roof off with piano stabs and a wall of synth and Tina asking the song’s titular existential query. Is this remix the dance song of the summer? Possibly.

Directed by Sarah Bahbah, the corresponding video tracks the dissolution of a romance, following a couple in love as anxiety, jealousy and distance drive them apart before the heroine reclaims her power via the song and a large bottle of champagne. Watch the clip below.

The «What’s Love Got To Do With It» is another victory for Kygo, who’s already have a big summer after the release of his sophomore album, Golden Hour. The LP is currently at No. 1 on the Top Dance/Electronic albums chart. Today Kygo and album collaborator Ryan Tedder will also be performing a socially distanced version of Golden Hour track «Lose Somebody» as part of iHeartRadio’s Summer Camp With the Stars series.

Kygo & OneRepublic’s “Stranger Things” Video Is A Total Downer

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Kygo (real name Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll) has a knack for making wildly depressing music videos. “It Ain’t Me”documented a near-death experience, while “Stargazing”went a step further and ended in a funeral. The latter was particularly effective, capturing the bittersweet dreaminess of the song. The visual for “Stranger Things” is similarly on the money. A collaboration with OneRepublic, the track stands out as one of the most anthemic on the Norwegian’s recently-released Kids In Love LP.

It’s about wanting more than you have and the video (above) captures that longing for a better life by shining a light on a couple of down-on-their-luck lovers. Tired of their menial jobs, this non-violent Bonnie & Clyde decide to get a taste of the high life by breaking into mansions. Unfortunately, things don’t go to plan and there’s a very unhappy ending. Kygo is about to embark on the Kids In Love Tour, which kicks off in Helsinki, Finland on February 5 and then crisscrosses Europe, before hitting North America in May.

Meet me at the sunrise 🎶🌅

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Ellie Goulding and Kygo cover Harry Styles’s «Sign of the times»

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Harry Styles is no stranger to BBC Radio 1’s famed Live Lounge, having previously performed in the studio with One Direction. Now Styles has the honor of having one of his own songs get the Live Lounge cover treatment, thanks to Ellie Goulding and Kygo.

On Wednesday morning (May 31) the duo teamed up for a stripped-down rendition of their nostalgic collab “First Time.” They also tackled Styles’s soaring ballad “Sign of the Times,” giving it a somber, slow-building treatment. Kygo handled the piano, while Goulding strained her voice to hit that sky-high “gotta get away!” refrain. This version’s more abbreviated than the original, but it’s beautiful all the same.

Treat your ears to both “Sign of the Times” and “First Time” below.

 This article was originally  published by: MTV