Electronic duo NOTD (pronounced "noted") formed when its two members were still in high school. Establishing their brand with high-profile remixes for top pop acts such as Sia and Rihanna, they issued their debut single, "Summer of Love," in 2017.
The duo — Samuel Brandt (aka Severo) and Tobias Danielsson (aka ToWonder) — met online and begin producing music together before realizing they were schoolmates. They built an audience with a prolific series of tropical-inspired future bass remixes of hit singles by the likes of Ed Sheeran ("Shape of You"), Shawn Mendes ("There's Nothing Holding Me Back"), Alessia Cara ("Scars to Your Beautiful"), DJ Khaled and Rihanna ("Wild Thoughts"), and more. While their Sheeran remix hit ten million streams, their spin on Stanaj's "Romantic" racked up 45 million. In August 2017 the pair released their original debut single, "Summer of Love," featuring Norwegian pop singer Dagny. They followed in 2018 with the Bea Miller-assisted "I Wanna Know" and "So Close," the latter of which featured German DJ Felix Jaehn, Georgia Ku, and Captain Cuts. ~ Neil Z. Yeung