Well, the New Year has finally arrived, and with 2014 over, it got me thinking about what it’s been like as a year for me and the people close to me. Luckily, it would appear that talented Norwegian producer Matoma has been thinking in much the same vein, going by the sound of his new remix ‘This Is My Year’.
The song was originally done by Family Force 5, and is a fairly normal song about how it’s been a great year, and how they’re going to approach the New Year in a fearless manner. The lyrics are great and have real feel good factor, and generally speaking it’s a solid track.
However, as ever, it takes Matoma’s touch to turn it into a really great track and something I’ll definitely be playing tomorrow. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I’m a fan of this enormously talented chap, with several of his remixes (including the brand new ‘Back Home’) featuring prominently in tropical house circles this year. With a light airy beat, a fun piano riff going on in the background and that classic touch of tropical synth, the song is transformed into something that really puts the original’s message across, and makes you feel like 2015 is gonna be a good one – and as long as more remixes like this keep coming out, I’ve got a feeling it will be!