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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:
  • Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa – No Lie
  • Charli XCX ft. Lil Yachty – After the Afterparty
  • The Vamps & Matoma – All Night
  • Cheat Codes – Queen Elizabeth
  • KREAM ft. Clara Mae – Taped Up Heart

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My weekly playlist features five tracks I predict will be future hit singles in the UK.

Tracklisting:

  • Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
  • Møme ft. Merryn Jeann – Aloha
  • Becky Hill & Matoma – False Alarm
  • Calum Scott – Dancing On My Own
  • Tinie Tempah ft. Wizkid – Mamacita

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I’ve seen a lot of Twitter chat about tropical house being overplayed and annoying. And yes, there’s a lot of it about and most of the tracks were clearly produced in less than an hour, but I still say as far as dance music trends go, it’s far from the worst. I much prefer it to dubstep and EDM, and recently it’s inspired some quality pop songs, from Justin Bieber’s comeback hits to Dua Lipa’s Hotter Than Hell. The latest tropical pop tune to catch my attention is False Alarm by Norwegian producer Matoma (aka the budget Kygo) and the feat scene’s finest, Becky Hill. It has a really strong chorus, sweet verses and great vocals from Becky, who strangely sounds a bit like Taylor Hanson at times. Now that’s something I’d like to hear: Hanson goes tropical. Can someone get on that?


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Last week I introduced Felix Jaehn, the new Robin Schulz, and now we meet Matoma, the new Kygo. Like Kygo, he’s a young Norwegian DJ known for his tropical house remixes, and whether or not Kygo’s work had a big influence on Matoma, his success (along with Klangkarussell, Klingande and others) surely influenced Warner’s decision to sign and promote Matoma. Tom Stræte Lagergren, aka Matoma, was discovered a year ago when his remix of a little-known Notorious B.I.G. track called Want That Old Thing Back, featuring Ja Rule and Ralph Tresvant, became a Hype Machine hit. Matoma’s version, Old Thing Back, was officially released this year and has reached the top 10 in Norway and Sweden. The track has amassed an enormous 67 million plays on Spotify and 192,000 Shazam tags, and I think it could be one of this year’s crossover Euro hits. The label also seem to see Matoma as more than a one hit wonder, as he has a properly credited feature (sharing space with Jennifer Lopez) on Try Me, a track he produced for fellow Warner artist Jason Derulo's new album.


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This week’s playlist features five future hit collaborations between artists from different countries.

Tracklisting:

  • Charles Hamilton ft. Rita Ora – New York Raining
  • Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson – Trouble
  • Matoma & The Notorious B.I.G ft. Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant – Old Thing Back
  • Robin Schulz ft. Ilsey – Headlights
  • Tinashe ft. Iggy Azalea – All Hands On Deck