mura masa what if i go – Mura Masa May 22, 2019 Newport Music Hall PromoWest Productions

Coachella this year was probably the best show I’ve ever played. It’s kind of like “I need ASAP Rocky on this track,” let’s spend a year tracking down trying to get him on it. I didn’t expect it at all.

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MURA MASAIt’s no secret why SoundCloud is going under. It gets harder every second for an artist to nail their own signature sound. With every bedroom bleepist tinkering away on Ableton, and with every track that goes up on SoundCloud – there are around 120m on there, as the platform wobbled financially earlier this week – the fewer niches there are to exploit.

Grammy-winning producer and artist Mura Masa (aka Alex Crossan) has shared a new track, I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” featuring Clairo, from his forthcoming second album. It’s Mura Masa’s first new music since his 2017 self-titled debut album, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards.MURA MASA

The musician, whose real name is Alex Crossan, talked to the BBC from the flatshare in Brighton where he records all of his music. Mura Masa twists and turns over 13 tracks and boasts an impressive range of featured artists, from A$AP Rocky to Charli XCX, Damon Albarn to Christine and the Queens.


More recently, All Around the World , with Kanye protege Desiigner, is the one track that has glistened less brightly. Crossan says Gorillaz’s Demon Days (2005) was the album that galvanised his own cross-curricular pop ambitions. Mura Masa’s pixie dust prompted Damon Albarn to seek Crossan out for Gorillaz’s most recent album, but instead ended up closing Mura Masa’s record with a bittersweet vocal on Blu.

To wit: at the end of 2015, 19 year-old Alex Crossan uploaded a mixtape of beats – Soundtrack To A Death – and BBC played it on Radio 2, before it went straight to Album of the Week on Radio 1. An orchestral-leaning, left-field electronic-pop ballad Love For That, featuring singer Shura, then found its way onto BBC’s popular 1Xtra playlist after being played more than a million times on SoundCloud, which eventually led to Mura Masa scoring a coveted spot in BBC’s taste-making ‘Sound of 2016′ Music Chart (he tied with WSTRN) in January, at which point the majors came running. He’s got an EP out now, Someday Somewhere, has been asked to remix Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran, and Diplo and Skrillex number among his fans.

Alex Crossan (born 5 April 1996), also known by the stage name Mura Masa, is a Guernsey-born electronic music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Crossan is perhaps best known for his song “Lovesick”, which reached number one on the Spotify Viral charts in the United Kingdom and the United States.


Unfortunately, this rarely bodes well for an artist’s individuality. Mura Masa was already disadvantaged by the tendency of these sorts of projects to rely on a slate of recognizable features; his productions are scaled back to accommodate the vocalist, while any hope of cohesion goes out the window in the face of appearances from no less than 10 different artists, each given an entire track. That’s not inherently irredeemable, but it’s a lot harder when the features are as anonymous — both in name and in style — as the majority of guests on Mura Masa. With two exceptions (Desiigner and, uh, Damon Albarn), they completely fail to elevate the tracks in any way, an unfortunate consequence of needing to feature Charli XCX on your album because she’s good and popular as hell rather than because you and Charli XCX have made any particularly interesting music together.

People enjoy seeing the progressions in your music style I think, but it’s tempting to delete things you don’t want people to hear now your sound has developed – there’s a balance to be struck. I’ve left most of it up there, some stuff I’ve deleted. Like the very early dubstep (!) tracks I produced – one of them had a Robin Williams Good Morning Vietnam sample in it… awful. I’ve also deleted the first track I ever uploaded, it was called Death Grips, that was bad. That said, if people want to find things, they will! There’s also some terrible photos of me from when I was 17 or whatever, that don’t really reflect where I am now. That digital footprint is always going to be there. So that can be difficult.

For the most part, Mura Masa’s live music as he drummed, played keyboard, and DJed remained faithful to its recordings. While Bonzai’s live singing was merited in most songs, it would have served certain songs better to have their absent artists’ recorded voices seep through. With songs like Love$ick,” for example, it was abysmal for so little of A$AP Rocky’s voice to be included after the words FT. A$AP ROCKY” lit the display. In the original, A$AP Rocky’s verses are what make the song as good as it is, and there would be enough content for an audience to appreciate in Mura Masa playing it in its entirety live. While Bonzai’s intonation and style mirrored that of A$AP Rocky as she sang Love$ick, it was lacking in the personality of A$AP’s rap. Move Me” too could have been layered with a little more of Octavian’s rapping.

Mura Masa’s most widely heard song so far, Love$ick,” is actually a newer iteration of a song from his 2015 EP, Someday Somewhere.” It’s built on a Caribbean-tinged beat and a four-bar loop of a piano that soon switches its sound to steel drums. In the old version, the track’s only lyrics were pleas: I need you,” I want you” and Come over here”; A$AP Rocky’s rap adds details that mix boasting and longing.


Most of the time I was really lucky with the shows I’ve had so far. To not have an album out is very contentious but I’m pretty pleased with what I managed to achieve. Coachella this year was probably the best show I’ve ever played. When Rocky came out it was like Michael Jackson had appeared – people were climbing over each other just to get near him.

Mura Masa was born in Guernsey on April 5, 1996. He is best known for being a music producer. He grew up on the small island of Guernsey in the English channel. He played guitar, bass and drums in various rock bands in his early teens. His song Firefly” was chosen for BBC Radio 1’s In New Music We Trust playlist. According to Celebrity Couples , Mura has not been previously engaged. He produced and co-wrote the Lapsley song Seven Months.” His real name is Alexander Crossan. Education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.

I was in a punk band at the time that was the only scene that was really around in Guernsey, hard core and punk. At the same time, I was spending a lot of time on the internet during the birth of like YouTube and Soundcloud. That’s how I got into electronic music. It’s because there was none of that around me, so I had to see it through the Internet. That, and I guess the idea of the curatorial role in music, you can create something using a lot of resources, that’s what kind of got my interest.

As a self-styled beat slayer, heart breaker” producer, 20-year-old Alex Crossan is one of the pioneers of the Soundcloud generation. Named after an infamous 15th century Japanese swordsmith, Crossan grew up on Guernsey with a guitar and his parents’ Yes and Joni Mitchell records for company, until discovering YouTube and Ableton sent him off on an entirely different musical journey, one that’s seen him anointed as the face of a new musical movement.

There may not be many of them, but the unheard tracks do not disappoint. Prince-derived funk? Don’t mind if Mura Masa does, in the company of Jamie Lidell. Christine and the Queens’ Héloïse Letissier shines against repurposed snippets of drum’n’bass on Second 2 None.

It’s a term bandied about a lot these days, but Mura Masa is the only British artist other than James Blake to have really raised the bar when it comes to bedroom producers” becoming pop stars. Born on the island of Guernsey, the 23-year-old (real name Alex Crossan), started producing electronic music at 15 and by 21 was a global name thanks to his mega-hit Lovesick” featuring A$AP Rocky. His success, quite simply, is by virtue of being astonishingly talented, with the features on his eponymous debut album – think Damon Albarn, Christine And The Queens and Charli XCX as well as Rocky – proving a case in point. Beyond his own projects, Crossan has also been tapped by other artists, producing for the likes of Stormzy and Slowthai, as well as remixing tracks for everyone from Octavian to Haim, the latter for which he won a Grammy.

Mura Masa rarely looked out at the audience, instead gazing intently at his drums or mixer. He remarked upon the show-biz expression The show must go on,” explaining that everything was going wrong with the set on the green stage. Few would have noticed had he said nothing, making the interjection strange given that he said little else. Nonetheless, while the massive displays flanking each side of the stage zeroed in on him, he played percussion impressionably, immersed in his music.

Musically, Crossan is just as fierce as his stage name might suggest, albeit more approachable. He paints bright, buoyant pictures onto the bigger canvas of left-of-center R&B, fusing muscular electronic arrangements and deep house grooves with the accessibility of pop.

One downside: a great many of the tracks on this long-awaited debut have already been hammered into the afterlife: Firefly, Crossan’s excellent breakout track with Nao (13m-plus YouTube views), came out in May 2015. Love$ick (29m-plus), a tremendous single with A$AP Rocky (just one of the heavyweight guests on board this debutant’s record) came out last year. The latter track was originally a jazzy, tropical instrumental on Mura Masa’s 2015 Somebody Somewhere EP called Lovesick Fuck.

I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” opens as a subtle acoustic number with warped synths and Clairo’s velvety vocals, but slowly evolves into a glitchy dance track with electric guitar flourishes. Mura Masa’s production know-how and genre-hopping abilities always keep listeners on their toes, and this new single opens an exciting gateway into indie-dance music.

Mura Masa is set to headline the BBC Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds Festival this weekend, and he’ll appear at Pitchfork Paris later this year. He’ll also perform at Manchester Warehouse Project with a lineup that he curated, featuring Black Midi, Nao, Joy Orbison, Jadu Heart and more.

I think so. If you grew up in London’s East End you’d probably be inclined to be into something like grime music. But if you’re removed from it, like in Guernsey, you can have a wider set of influences, and you’re not tied down to any genre or any scene. I think that affects my sound, for sure.

Grammy-winning producer and artist Mura Masa (aka Alex Crossan) has shared a new track, I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again” featuring Clairo, from his forthcoming second album. It’s Mura Masa’s first new music since his 2017 self-titled debut album, which was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

The musician, whose real name is Alex Crossan, talked to the BBC from the flatshare in Brighton where he records all of his music. Mura Masa twists and turns over 13 tracks and boasts an impressive range of featured artists, from A$AP Rocky to Charli XCX, Damon Albarn to Christine and the Queens.

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