Over the last year the 23-year-old artist and producer Tom Stræte Lagergren, operating under the Matoma moniker, has built up a solid following on Soundcloud and Youtube. He’s remixed the likes of Enrique Iglesias and Notorious B.I.G and now his solid online following has catapulted him to the top of Spotify’s Spotify’s Global 50 Most Viral Tracks charts.
This week, Matoma’s remix of the Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Old Thing Back (feat. Ja Rule and Ralph Tresvant)’ went straight to No#1 on the Spotify’s Global 50 Most Viral Tracks charts.
Following nearly 6,5 million Soundcloud plays – P. Diddy and the Notorious B.I.G. team gave the thumbs up to Norwegian producer Matoma earlier this year: on the 17th of February Atlantic & Big Beat Records’ released Matoma’s remix of Biggie’s ‘Old Thing Back’ world-wide as an official single. Matoma and The Notorious B.I.G. are credited as main artits (feat. Ja Rule & Ralph Tresvant) under the moniker ‘Old Thing Back’.
Matoma is currently touring the US and Mexico:
Feb 26 Austin Night Club, Austin, TX
Feb 28 Bang Bang, San Diego, CA
Mar 02 Vamar Vallarta Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mar 03 Xtine Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Mar 05 U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Mar 06 Webster Hall, New York, NY
Mar 07 El Ray Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
We talked to Matoma last year on his whirlwind career,