Tom Stræte Lagergren born 29 May 1991, professionally known as Matoma, is a Norwegian DJ and record producer. Lagergren was born in Åsnes, Norway. He started playing the piano as a child. During that period, he won a contest to perform alongside Norwegian pianists Håvard Gimse and Leif Ove Andsnes. As he grew tired of classical piano, Lagergren began mixing on his computer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
His remix of “Old Thing Back” by The Notorious B.I.G. became popular when it charted in Norway, peaking at number two on VG-lista, the official Norwegian singles chart. It also charted highly in Sweden, Finland, Denmark and New Zealand. It reached number 1 on the music blog aggregator Hype Machine with many record companies including Big Beat Records expressing interest in Matoma’s work after hearing the remix. Ja Rule, who is featured on the original track, also tweeted that he loved the track. He also remixed the song “Bailando” at the request of Enrique Iglesias‘ team.
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Without further ado, Matoma’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Matoma & The Vamps – Staying Up
4. Matoma & Becky Hill – False Alarm
3. Matoma & Enrique Iglesias – I Don’t Dance (Without You) [feat. Konshens]
2. The Vamps, Matoma – All Night
1. The Notorious BIG ft. Ja Rule – Old Thing Back (Matoma Remix)
BONUS: Ally Brooke & Matoma – Higher