Nobody holds down the market for tropical house remixes of classic songs quite like Kygo. The Norwegian DJ/producer’s particular brand of feel-good summer music has lent itself quite well to the work of artists like Marvin Gaye and Blackstreet, and his remix of A-Ha’s ’80s hit “Take On Me” further proves the versatility of his style.
Kygo’s trademark woodwind and xylophone-inspired synths set the relaxed tone for the remix, which borrows little more than the vocal top line of the original. While it in no way betrays his usual style, Kygo’s “Take On Me” remix doesn’t stand out as his strongest work, either, as its simplistic nature seems to lack the ear worm quality present in many of his other productions.
A-Ha’s members also famously hailed from Norway, which perhaps provided Kygo further reason to remix that track in particular. However, we’d really like to see a collaboration between him and Cashmere Cat, our other favorite Norwegian electronic music artist. While neither has expressed any intentions of teaming up on a track, we’ll continue to keep our fingers crossed.
For the time being, you can listen to Kygo‘s remix of A-Ha’s “Take On Me” through Apple Music.