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MATOMA AND MAGIC! UNVEIL FESTIVAL ANTHEM ‘GIRL AT COACHELLA’

Having recently hit a million global sales of his smash hit ‘False Alarm’, Norwegian producer Matoma is currently completing his ‘Party At Your Place’ tour which has already included sold-out shows in London and New York. Already the 37th most streamed artist in the world at Spotify, the latest step in an exciting time in Matoma’s career comes with the release of the brand new track ‘Girl At Coachella,’ arriving via his U.S. label, Big Beat Records.

While it maintains the lilting, summery vibe of some of Matoma’s biggest hits to date, ‘Girl At Coachella’ presents a change from his usual house-orientated productions with a pop track infused with a reggae feel. MAGIC!, performs the track’s hedonistic tale of fleeting love at America’s most famous festival, while ‘Broccoli’ rapper D.R.A.M. is also present to contribute a punchy denouement to the story.

Last year saw Matoma make his Coachella debut for a set that included guest features from Sean Paul, Akon, Ja Rule and Nico & Vinz. Idolator picked his performance as a highlight and noted that Matoma’s“collaborative approach resulted in one of the most enjoyable — and strangely nostalgic — DJ sets of the festival.”

As Matoma explains:

“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 honored to work with such amazing artists and hope you love this feel-good summer song!”

MAGIC! lead vocalist, Nasri Atweh, says of creating the song:

I had met TOM (Matoma) the day after he had just played Coachella and we were talking about the beautiful girls that go to have a good time. And I said out of nowhere “never trust a girl at Coachella” with a little humorous smile.

Matoma’s recent ‘Party At Your Place’ worldwide tour called at 24 cities around the globe and culminates with two homecoming shows at Sentrum Scene in Oslo tomorrow. His summer touring plans are already underway with the following shows already confirmed:

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

MAGIC! 2017 Tour Dates:

March 11 – Okemo Mountain Resort / Ludlow, VT

April 7 – Thin Air Innovation Festival / Park City, UT

April 15 – Spring Back to Fail / Vail, CO

April 21 – iHeartRadio – 2017 CMW Show

April 22 –  420 Freedom Fest / Daly City, CA

May 20 –  2017 Hangout Music Festival-Gulf Shores Public Beach / Gulf Shores, AL

July 1 – Surrey Canada Day / Surrey, BC

July 28 -Thunder Valley Casino Amp. / Lincoln, CA

August 5 –  Blowin Smoke Festival / Orange County, CA

August 19  – Burls Creek Event Grounds /Oro Mediate, ON

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, play guitar, music geek, movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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