Matoma – DJ and producer from Norway
Matoma’s real name is Tom Stræte Lagergren. He was born 29 May 1991 in Asnes, Norway. Tom enjoyed music since childhood. He took private piano lessons and learned fast. The boy won a local music contest when still in middle school. The musician was inspired by the work of such pianists as Håvard Gimse and Leif Ove Andsnes.
In his teenage years, Tom suddenly lost interest in classical piano. He became involved with electronic music. Using his home computer, Tom mixed piano music with electronic components. Soon he realized that such music was what he dreamed about. Lagergren enrolled in Norwegian University of Science and Technology and earned a bachelor degree in Music Technology.
While studying at the university, the artist was perfecting his style, which consisted of piano, guitar, and flute in electronic format. For his work, Tom used Cubase 8 Pro software.
Tom debuted in the music industry on his 23rd birthday. He presented a remix "Free Fallin Tropical Mojito". Nelsaan, who before Tom, mostly worked with Latin singers, produced the song.