A friend’s advice and a stroke of musical genius led to Matoma’s breakthrough remix of the classic Notorious B.I.G. track “Old Thing Back.” Biggie’s been sampled and remixed thousands of times in dance music before, but never with the uplifting and melodic swing the prodigious Norwegian producer brought to the table. Matoma has since revived the same kind of organic swagger and heartfelt, funky sensations to everything he has touched, including his 2015 debut studio album, Hakuna Matoma.
You can frolic in the euphoric vibes for which Matoma is best known in this hefty, Hakuna Matoma–inspired playlist the fast-rising global heavyweight put together. Smash that play button, and then head over to the Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, where he and his motley crew of musical friends are setting the mood with a night full of chill vibes, tropical house, and all of the right feels on Friday, March 31.