German electro-house producer Tujamo (aka Matthias Richter) is a globally celebrated, charting musician whose unique take on dance music, "the Eastern Sound," is often considered by critics to be a genre of its own. His singles have charted globally, and his downtempo anthems have driven dancefloors from China to Russia and New York to L.A.
Richter developed a passion for music in his teens and began DJing at age 17. Just a year later, in 2006, he won a talent competition at one of Germany's most famous nightclubs, Club Index in Schüttorf, where he went on to become a resident DJ. That same year, he began producing tracks under the Tujamo alias, releasing his debut single, "Mombasa," in 2011. His first dance chart hit came the following year with "Who," produced in conjunction with fellow Germans Plastik Funk. The tune was played out by big names like Avicii and became a huge hit at Miami house music mecca the Winter Music Conference. In 2013, Tujamo had his first mainstream hit with "Boneless," a collaboration with Steve Aoki and Chris Lake, which went to number 49 on the German singles chart. In 2014, his biggest hit yet came when the reworked "Who," retitled "Dr. Who" and featuring British rapper Sneakbo, hit number 21 on the U.K. singles chart.
Also making a name for himself as a remixer for the likes of Bob Sinclar, Peter Gelderblom, and Wynter Gordon, Tujamo played all over Germany and internationally, including a tour of South America. In 2018, his single "With U" (featuring Karen Harding) was chosen as the official Untold Festival anthem for the year's event. He followed with "Get Up," "Getting Money," and "Hell Yeah" in 2019. ~ John D. Buchanan