Grammy Award-winning artist Mura Masa today shares his latest single ‘Drugs’. A left-of-centre nocturnal bumper, ‘Drugs’ incorporates atmospheric synths and tongue-in-cheek filtered vocals from rising Peruvian artist and Young label affiliate, Daniela Lalita. Today’s track marks the continuation of a club-oriented era which will see Mura Masa explore the full spectrum of electronic music with releases on his own new label, Pond Recordings.
An undeniable trailblazer of his generation, Mura Masa has just produced a global hit with PinkPantheress’ & Ice Spice’s ‘Boy’s a liar Pt. 2’ as well as capturing the zeitgeist with recent credits for the likes of Shygirl, Oklou, Eliza Rose + more. This new chapter of music follows his recent Jersey club inspired single ‘Whenever I Want’ (R1’s Hottest Record) and Mura Masa’s critically acclaimed third studio album demon time, which saw the in-demand producer channel hedonistic themes and nuanced subcultures into thrillingly futuristic pop, connecting the dots between his genre-shaping Soundcloud origin story and the new wave of electronic music as it exploded on platforms like Tiktok. Continuing his ever-growing list of blockbuster collaborators, demon time featured the likes of Shygirl, Lil Uzi Vert, PinkPantheress, Gretel Hänlyn, Erika de Casier, Pa Salieu + more.
Mura Masa has always resisted simple categorisation. He has been featured on Forbes’ illustrious 30 Under 30 list and is a platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning (and 4 x nominated) artist, who has surpassed 2 billion streams and headlined shows at the likes of Alexandra Palace and Warehouse Project. From his quiet upbringing in Guernsey to some of the world’s biggest artists jumping on tracks across his catalogue, Mura Masa has always looked towards where things should be heading. A young artist determined to make a difference, Alex has been working hard on constructing a creative hub and arts space called The Pond in Peckham which will act as a studio base for emerging artists and peers in London. He also co-founded the 3T training scheme in 2020, designed to provide training and opportunity for underrepresented groups in the touring and live sector. The goal remains a constant in an always-unpredictable career: to capture ‘that’ moment in pop culture, to make it Mura Masa’s own, and to push things forward.
Mura Masa Tour Dates
02.06 DJ: Primavera Sound, Barcelona (DJ Set, Boiler Room Stage)
16.06 Live: Flexfest, Tallinn, Estonia
14.07 Live: Rock Herk, Belgium (Main Stage Headline, 00.50)
15.07 DJ: Northern Lights, Piercy, CA (DJ Set)
22.07 DJ: Shambhala Festival, Vancouver (DJ Set)
18.08 Live: Sonic Mania, Tokyo, Japan
Photo Credit Will Reid