Kygo’s Cool Tropical Sounds Circled the Linq

The High Roller and Brooklyn Bowl, Oct. 3

Photo by Erik Kabik

Photo by Erik Kabik /

The Linq received a surge of tropical energy Friday night when Norway’s Kygo performed two sets. The 23 year-old producer first played an intimate 30-minute DJ set on one of the High Roller’s pods to a handful of fans. Kygo provided a glimpse of what was to come at his Brooklyn Bowl set, playing his popular remix of Ed Shereran and Passenger’s “No Diggity”/“Thrift Shop” mashup alongside songs by Notorious B.I.G. and Mayer Hawthorne. Fans in the pod were ecstatic—clapping along to the music and even challenging each other to dance-offs as the DJ’s set peaked along with the ride.

Kygo’s brief set on the High Roller was only a taste of what was to come at Brooklyn Bowl. The DJ spun for roughly 90 minutes as part of his Endless Summer tour­—expanding on the lush, tropical sounds previewed earlier. Though songs seemed a little drawn out at times, the DJ’s visuals entertained fans via a large LCD screen. A modest crowd sang and danced along to Kygo’s diverse library of remixes from artists such as Marvin Gaye, Dolly Parton, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding as his cool vibes circled the venue. ★★★✩✩

Photos by Erik Kabik /

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