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With over 5 million streams, 15,000 plays on radio and a summer packed with upcoming events, Mathieu Koss is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with, in a large part thanks to his latest hit, Never Growing Up. In a world where everyone is in a rush to grow up, Never Growing Up taps into the Peter Pan in all of us, the free young spirit that lives within and the positive energy that summer brings.
This summertime hit combines the immediately recognizable style of French Pop Variety with none other than J.J Goldman and the unmistakable voice of Aloe Blacc (I need a dollar/ Wake me up with Avicii)
It was hardly set in stone for the 29-year-old Nancy-born Frenchman to rack up millions of streams or to work with Electro-pop royalty. Being completely self-taught, he draws inspiration from acts like Coldplay and Avicii, but also deeply admires Calvin Harris. He loves to play with the fresh sounds of today and combine them harmoniously with the familiar sounds of the best Pop music from the last twenty years. In 2008, barely 18 years-old, Mathieu was discovered in a resolutely house fashion style. A track was released: Need your Lovin’. Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike (as well as many others) all incorporated it into their sets, and the song became an instant success, amassing 2 million views online and on major TV networks.
Looking to make his way into a more mainstream Electro-pop scene, Mathieu started crafting his songs carefully, combining catchy samples that he reworks and injecting them with fresh energy which grabs the listener from the first listen. One might call it his magic touch, which takes a club sensation to an unstoppable chart-topping triumph. This is what Bob Sinclar thinks, with whom Mathieu rubbed shoulders with to remix his single Someone Who Needs Me. The 100 million people who streamed his first big hit, Big Jet Plane, a cover of Angus and Julia Stone’s folk hit, also approve of his unique touch.