MATOMA in Vancouver. at ALLIANCE lockhart, we wanted the news that Norwegian producer MATOMA performs on Thursday: January 18, 2018 at the Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC.
Born and raised in Flisa, Norway, Lagergren’s earliest musical excursion came playing the piano as a child. After years of honing his skills, the musician began entering piano contests, which subsequently resulted in Lagergren performing alongside respected Norwegian pianists, Håvard Gimse and Leif Ove Andsnes. As the years marched on, Lagergren’s interest in classical piano started to dwindle and he looked for ways to expand his musical interest using electronics. During his time studying at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, the musician began mixing on his computer, where he soon found himself endeared to the music of tropical house.
After graduating from university, Lagergren released his debut remix of The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Old Thing Back”, which took large parts of Norway and the online house world by storm. The track rose to the top-spot on Hypemachine’s most-listened chart and even peaked at No. 2 on the official Norwegian singles chart. The record catapulted Lagergren to international recognition which the producer maintained by releasing a string of remixes including Enrique Iglesias’ “Bailando”, Astrid’s “2am”, and tracks by Imagine Dragons, Tegan & Sara, and Truls. Marked by Lagergren’s dynamic grooves, tropical percussion, and all-round summer vibe, the producer has become a highly sought-after club and festival DJ, playing shows in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France and Canada.