15 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Norwegian producer Matoma’s arrival—2015’s Biggie-sampling tropical-house anthem “Old Thing Back”—set a pretty high bar. He followed it up with Hakuna Matoma, a set of colorful pop remixes (Dua Lipa, One Direction) and collaborations with Sean Paul and Jennifer Lopez that flexed his knack for feel-good pop. Here he reaches for a more global sound: “I really wanted to push myself creatively and sonically to make different types of songs,” he told Billboard. “There’s a lot of cool flavors.” Latin artists take center stage—Enrique Iglesias, Yashua, and Luis Figueroa all guest—while Noah Cyrus and Becky Hill take us to new trop-pop heights.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Norwegian producer Matoma’s arrival—2015’s Biggie-sampling tropical-house anthem “Old Thing Back”—set a pretty high bar. He followed it up with Hakuna Matoma, a set of colorful pop remixes (Dua Lipa, One Direction) and collaborations with Sean Paul and Jennifer Lopez that flexed his knack for feel-good pop. Here he reaches for a more global sound: “I really wanted to push myself creatively and sonically to make different types of songs,” he told Billboard. “There’s a lot of cool flavors.” Latin artists take center stage—Enrique Iglesias, Yashua, and Luis Figueroa all guest—while Noah Cyrus and Becky Hill take us to new trop-pop heights.

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