Matoma team up with MAGIC! and D.R.A.M.

By on March 10, 2017

Recently reached the Norwegian producer Matoma one million global streams on his smash hit “False Alarm” and he is also in the midst of his Party At Your Place tour that is already sold out in both London and New York. Placed as the 37’de most streamed artist on Spotify Matoma released the new single “Girl At Coachella” ft. MAGIC! and D.R.A.M.

The song has the same rocking, summery vibe that some of Matoma’s earlier hits. “Girl At Coachella” presents, however, a change from the usual house-oriented production with a more pop -and reggae-inspired vibe. Nasri, lead singer of the Canadian band MAGIC!, sings of fleeting love on the USA’s most famous festival and ‘Broccoli’ -rapparen D.R.A.M. is also present to provide a more punchy resolution to the love story.

Last year made Matoma his Coachella debut that was visited by including Sean Paul, Akon, Ja Rule and Nico & Vinz. Idolator picked up his performance as a highlight and wrote that Matoma’s “collaborative approach resulted in one of the most enjoyable – and strangely nostalgic – DJ sets of the festival.”

Matoma telling himself;

I played my first ever Coachella last year and it was a truly incredible experience. Between the two weekends I was doing writing sessions in L.A. and met up with Nasri from MAGIC! who I have always been a huge fan of because of their feel-good reggae-inspired music.

We wanted to write a song about Coachella since I had the moment of my life at that festival, so we came up with this story about a girl who teases with a guy’s feelings at heart at the festival. It’s just a fun story about the good vibes and reckless fun that people experience at a music festival.

We finished the song really quickly and then asked D.R.A.M. if he could do a verse since we felt a rapper could take the song to exciting new heights. After hearing his verse I can from my heart say that he nailed it. I was so honoured to work with such amazing artists and hope you love this feel-good summer song!

The 25-year-old artist has indeed made great success in a short time. He is adept at creating original sound when he collaborates with artists of different genre such as Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez and The Vamps. He has also had time to make a dazzling collection of remixes for artists such as Coldplay, One Direction, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Axwell.

Matoma has pioneered an innovation of the traditional album concept with his “Hakuna Matoma” collection. By blurring the boundaries between modern playlist and the old school album is “Hakuna Matoma” a collection that continues to evolve with the addition of brand new songs. The result? Matoma now has over 17 million listeners per month on Spotify. his individual songs are even bigger than that: 163 million streams on his breakthrough song “Old Thing Back”, 119 million in “Running Out” and a further 133 million streams on “All Night”.

Listen to “Girl At Coachella” here >>!

Date of Matoma’s world tour ‘Party At Your Place’

March 23rd – Hakkasan, Las Vegas, NV

March 26th – Shephard’s Beach Resort, Clearwater, FL

March 30th – House Of Blues, Boston, MA

March 31st – Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, CA

April 2nd – Hakkasan, Las Vegas, NV

April 8th – F**k Cancer Charity Event, Montreal, QC

May 5th – Lillehammer, Landstreff, NO

May 20th – We Are NRG, San Bernardino, CA

May 21st – Hangout Festival – Gulf Shores, AL

June 10th – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

June 16th – Firefly Music Festival – Dover, DE

June 22nd/July 3rd – Electric Forest Festival – Rothbury, MI

July 27th – Panorama – Randall’s Island, NY

August 4th – Osheaga, Montreal, QC

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