“The man of the moment”
— i-D Magazine
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As An Artist
Mura Masa is a producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Guernsey. After a childhood learning guitar, piano, drums and writing with local bands he turned his hand to production aged 17 and begun uploading tracks to Soundcloud.
In Nov ‘14, aged 18, he released a 14-track mixtape ‘Soundtrack To A Death’ on Berlin label Jakarta Records. Tracks from the mixtape - namely Lotus Eater, Girl and Shibuya - found fans at Radio 1 including Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens all playing tracks on their respective shows.
He released a second EP ‘Someday Somewhere’ in April ‘15 on his own label Anchor Point. The 5 track EP included guest vocals from Nao, Jay Prince and Denai Moore as well as Mura Masa’s own vocals. 3 of the 5 tracks reached #1 on the Hype Machine and ‘Lovesick Fuck’ also reached #1 on the Spotify viral chart in the UK and US.
The lead single ‘Firefly’ became Mura Masa’s first breakthrough track, remaining in the iTunes Electronic Chart top 10 for 20 weeks. The EP has not left the chart since release & has over 100 million streams. This led to a #5 spot in the BBC’s Sound of 2016 poll.
Mura’s first single from his debut album ‘What If I Go’ was released in April 2016 with an A List at Radio 1 and a top 5 position on the Shazam chart. Following the success of ‘What If I Go’, Mura Masa released ‘Love$ick’ a collaboration with A$AP Rocky and played a sold out Shepherds Bush Empire on the same night. ‘Love$ick’ stayed on the Radio 1 A List for 6 weeks as it hit 100m streams.
Mura Masa then undertook the recording of his debut album, pulling in performances from Damon Albarn, Christine & The Queens, Desiigner, Tom Tripp, Bonzai, Jamie Liddell and longtime favourite A. K. Paul. The album charted at #19 in the UK and received a 9/10 from Mixmag and 4/5 from The New York Times, The Observer, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Clash, Q Magazine and NME. Mura Masa sold out Brixton Academy on the day of release.
As A Writer/Remixer
Mura Masa has contributed production and writing to records released by Stormzy, Foals, Haim, Perfume Genius, Nao, Ariana Grande, Chic and J Hus.