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Exclusive Interview: MATOMA in Canada

INTO THE CROWD MAGAZINE

By Tiffany Lam. In less than a year, 23-year-old music producer and pianist Tom Stræte Lagergren, known as Matoma, has become an international name in electronic music. Sharing countless remixes of various styles over Soundcloud & HypeMachine, most recently hip-hop/rap mixes with tropical house tweaks, Matoma’s unique sound continues to gain popularity fast. In fact, two remixes have made HypeMachine’s Top 40 Tracks of 2014 list.

Last month, Matoma made his Canadian debut through an exclusive 8-date Canadian Fall Tour, with stops in Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, and more. ITC’s Tiffany sat down with Tom in Toronto just before his show with Thomas Jack at the Hoxton to chat about all things music and uncover the story of Matoma. Check it out after the jump!

MATOMA’s latest and most popular sound today can easily be described as tropical house music mixed with hip hop. Honestly, I have to admit that’s…

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Cover Interview: DJ Dannic (VELD Fest 2014, Toronto)

INTO THE CROWD MAGAZINE

By Tiffany Lam. Over the summer, kicking off Day 1 of VELD Music Festival, we had the honour of interviewing Dutch DJ/producer DANNIC just before he took the festival main stage. Check out the interview Tiffany did with Daan Romers (aka Dannic) below!

>> VELD FEST PHOTO GALLERY 

Hi Daan! How was hosting one of VELD’s pre-party shows yesterday? 

Yeah that was awesome! I played Uniun Nightclub two or three times before, with Dyro. I’m pretty familiar with Toronto; it’s one of my favourite cities.

Have you discovered any favourite spots here yet?

You know what, I don’t have that much time to see the city, which I totally hate. I love sightseeing, I love seeing the city where I’m traveling to. But in the end, it’s all about work. I’d rather sit in my hotel and make new music than to go outside…

So considering you’ve traveled to so…

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Kygo @ The Hoxton, Toronto 13/06/14

Originally posted on INTO THE CROWD MAGAZINE:

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Norway’s KYGO played to an insane sold-out crowd on Friday night at the Hoxton in Toronto, and we were there to catch it! Check out our photo gallery after the jump!

Photos by Tiffany Lam