Mura Masa Debuts Double-Single
Mura Masa shares a new double-single “Rise/Gimme”, available now on his own Pond Recordings. Additionally, Mura Masa will DJ London’s iconic Fabric tonight in celebration of the club’s 24th birthday, ahead of a set for Boiler Room in Berlin on November 16.
“Rise/Gimme” shows off new sides and sounds from the 27-year-old London songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Crossan. “Rise” sets a sample from singer-songwriter Nadiah Adu-Gyamfi (fka MOKO, and now releasing under her project NADIAH) over soulful house, while “Gimmie” is a darker instrumental club cut.
The last year or so has pulled Mura Masa into focus as one of this generation’s most influential figures in electronic music. He produced a global hit with PinkPantheress and Ice Spice, “Boy’s a liar Pt. 2,” collaborated extensively across Shygirl’s album Nymph, remixed Georgia and has credits ranging from J Balvin and Eliza Rose to Gretel Hänlyn. He’s also hard at work on The Pond, a creative hub and arts space in Peckham that will serve as a base for emerging artists.
Amid these new beginnings, Mura Masa has also gone back to his roots. Following the futuristic pop of his third album demon time, his recent singles have connected the dots between those DIY Soundcloud-era drops with his own take on a new wave of dance music. “Whenever I Want,” for instance, was followed by a tour of massive sets at Coachella and Primavera couple with intimate club shows, while “Drugs” featured Peruvian artist Daniela Lalita.
Mura Masa 2023 Tour Dates
October 13—London, UK—Fabric
November 16—Berlin, DE—Boiler Room
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