Tom Stræte Lagergren (born 27 May, 1991), commonly known by his stage name Matoma, is a Norwegian DJ and record producer of tropical house from Flisa, Norway.
Lagergren started playing the piano as a child. During that period, he is said to have won a contest (he is more than 20 years younger than Norwegian pianists Håvard Gimse and Leif Ove Andsnes so it cannot be correct that he competed “alongside” them; don’t trust the source for this.). As he grew tired of classical piano, Lagergren began mixing on his computer. He holds a bachelors degree in Music Technology from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
The Remix “Free Fallin Tropical Mojito Remix (John Mayer Tribute)” was produced with associated tropical house music producer Nelsaan and was published at Matoma’s 23rd birthday.
After the release of Marlon Roudette’s “When the Beat Drops Out” in July 2014, Matoma was engaged by Universal Germany to make a remix of it. “When the Beat Drops Out (Matoma Tropical Remix)” was released in August 2014.