Mura Masa, Guernsey’s sensational electronic artist is bringing his signature sounds to the Paradise Rock Club!
Mura Masa (birth name Alex Crossan) was born in Castel (Guernsey) in 1996 and is a music producer, songwriter, and multi instrumentalist. He takes his stage name from the renowned 16th century Japanese swordsmith, Muramasa Sengo. While his musical style can be broadly classified as electronic, it’s also includes elements of hip hop, trap (a subgenre of Southern hip hop that originated in the 1990s and is characterized by ominous lyrics, heavy kick drums from a Roland TR 808 synthesizer, double time division hi hats, and layered synthesizers), future bass (a broad genre offering a wide variety of sounds and rhythms normally produced by a synthesizer), R&B, dance, and dancehall (an uptempo style of dance music derived from reggae, in which a DJ improvises lyrics over a recorded backing track or to the accompaniment of live musicians). He’s had a stellar career with 1 mix tape, 1 extended play, 6 singles, and he’s collaborated with NAO, Shura, Bonzai, A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX, and Desiigner. He’s written and produced for electronic and grime artists Låpsley and Stormzy and he’s also remixed tracks by many renowned artists including Hartebeest, Travis Scott, Brooke Fraser, Childish Gambino, RL Grime, Ibeyi, Ed Sheeran, and Foals. His eponymous debut studio album comes out on 14th July 2017.
Don’t miss your chance to see this artist add a unique touch to electronic music!