The world of electronic music has boomed over the past couple of years, with our charts being topped with the likes of Disclosure, Daft Punk and Clean Bandit filling dance floors across the nation. However, they have a new contender, who is taking us by storm.
Who is Mura Masa?
At the tender age of 19, Alex Crossan, or you may know him as Mura Masa, has the world as his feet simply by posting his album Soundtrack to Death on SoundCloud back in 2014. He was born in Guernsey, the Channel Islands, but studied at the University of Sussex where his unique sound sold out shows in Brighton and London.
Mura Masa’s journey
Mura Masa is only at the start of a very long and prosperous journey, or so I hope. Crossan is signed to his own music label, Anchor Point Records, and is distributed by the world famous Polydor records. Not bad to have all that under your belt before the age of 21. He’s also been scouted out by BBC Radio 1 and made the In New Music We Trust playlist back in January.
About his music
Most of his tracks feature a beautiful female voice laced through a number of bizarre instrumental layers and drum patterns that work spectacularly. The female voices featured on his album are from the likes of NAO, Shura and Denai Moore, which are works of art themselves but compliment Mura Masa’s vibe perfectly. ‘Money’, ‘Love for That’ and ‘Fireflies’ are ones to put on your pre-party playlist.[video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyv5CBCnx6Q]
Mura Masa should be on your radar and you should ready to pounce on his every move over the next year, as I predict to him to be creating music for edgy car adverts as well as festival bangers.
Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, most of his upcoming UK shows have sold out (I believe there a couple of tickets left for his Nottingham and Bristol gigs but be quick!) There is hope though, as you can catch him at the likes of Parklife in Manchester and Wildlife festival in Brighton over the summer.
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