Matoma dropped a tropical house West Coast anthem to celebrate the birthday of one of his idols, none other than The Notorious B.I.G.!
To commemorate what would have been Biggie’s 45th birthday, Matoma shared this “Party On The West Coast” tribute release, and shared his inspiration behind the mix:
“It’s funny how big a difference one person can have on your life. I’ll never forget the first time I heard Biggie, my big brother Dan played me ‘Ready To Die’ and I never heard anything like it. I couldn’t understand the words or the stories but I could feel them, his flow, the vibe, it changed me.”
“A few years ago, with nothing but this same respect and love for such a legend, I took a Biggie acapella from YouTube and made ‘Old Thing Back‘ with my own inspirations, in my bedroom in Trondheim, mixed with just one speaker! Yesterday I just found out it achieved GOLD sales in America. The impact that this great man has had on me not only with the music that fueled me as a teenager but to this insane achievement in the beginning of my career, words can’t describe.”
His version serves as a “When We Party” (Remix) featuring vocals from Faith Evans and Snoop Dogg, which is arguably just as smooth as the original! Happy birthday, Biggie!