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RM: Is it true that you began your career in music in

reactions of the fans and all the engagement over social

classical piano and then transitioned into music mixing?

media and to have the support is huge for me. I am really looking forward to the closing concerts and also ending

Matoma: Yes! I actually started playing the piano when I

everything in Hakkasan in Las Vegas.

was six years old. It’s great when creating a song; I can start by playing the piano and then begin building my

RM: How does it feel to have reached a level of success

track from what I made with the instrument.

with ‘Hakuna Matoma’ to the point of over 280 million streams and a whopping 7.5 million regular listeners on

RM: Your single ‘False Alarm’ featuring Becky Hill from

Spotify?

the album is a huge success. Can you tell us a little bit about the inspiration and production of this track?

Matoma: Now it’s 8.2 million! So now I am in the top 100

Matoma: I got inspired by the vocals. I got inspired by

of the most played albums on Spotify.

Becky and it was during a hectic time, but I just found peace and quiet with her voice. I tried to compliment

RM: That’s crazy! How does that feel?

what was already there on the vocal side, and I ended up with that version and people loved it!

Matoma: It’s very unreal. For me, it’s the most important thing to know that I inspire people with my music and

RM: Your fall tour across the U.S. in lining up to be a

that people like my music and that they find peace and

huge success. What are you most excited for on this

happiness with my music. That’s the main reason why I

tour?

do this. •

Matoma: I am really excited about the whole tour in

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general. We’ve been working non-stop for ten months with the production and getting the tour ready, so to finally be on the road is a significant milestone. To see the

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