NAO joins musical forces with some of today’s buzzworthy producers to release For All We Know Remix EP on February 10.
The 5-track EP will feature songs from her spectacular debut album remixed by KAYTRANADA, SBTRKT, Mura Masa, Sam Gellaitry and LOXE with a guest appearance by grime superstar Stormzy.
Recently nominated for a 2017 Brit Award for Best Female Solo Artist, NAO will return to the US to perform at Coachella followed by several headlining tour dates in major cities including New York, Houston, Atlanta, Nashville and more. See below for tour dates.
Since the July 29, 2016 release of her debut album For All We Know, NAO has garnered critical acclaim and topped several year-end “best of” lists including The Fader, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, Elle and more.
With a typically slick feature from Harlem’s A$AP Rocky, Mura Masa’s rework of “Love$ick” is a testament to the ennui of being in love with a hook delivered by Rocky and steel pans, tight percussion and airhorns.
Mura Masa (real name: Alex Crossan) is a musical chameleon, blending East Asian instruments with the future garage of Jamie xx and frenetic early beatmaking of James Blake. Originally from the Channel Islands and now based in London, Mura Masa first caught the attention of online fans on Soundcloud with over 30m streams to date, receiving raving press from The Guardian, The Fader, BBC Sound of 2016, Radio 1, MixMag, and more.
Mura Masa North American Fall Tour Dates:
Oct 17- Los Angeles, CA- The Fonda
Oct 19- San Diego, CA- The Music Box
Oct 21- Minneapolis, MN- Fine Line
Oct 22- Chicago, IL- Lincoln Hall
Oct 25- Philadelphia, PA- Coda
Oct 26- Boston, MA- The Sinclair
Oct 27- New York, NY- Webster Hall
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Mura Masa has unveiled new single ‘Love For That’ – featuring Shura – which launched as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in The World (via Anchor Point Records). Quickly building an extensive audience – over 20 million plays on Soundcloud and 10 million across Youtube – Mura Masa plays a long-sold-out date at Village Underground on October 20th, before touring the UK and headlining the opening night of Pitchfork Paris on October 27th.
Mura Masa is 19-year-old singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Alex Crossan, whose idiosyncratic mix of global sounds can be traced back to an everybody-knows-everybody upbringing in rural Guernsey. After a childhood spent cutting his teeth at guitar, piano and drums in local bands, he turned his hand to producing electronic music – taking cues from the genre-hopping of Hudson Mohawke, the organic textures of Cashmere Cat, and the heartfelt songwriting of James Blake. Just two years ago, Alex began uploading tracks to Soundcloud, joining a generation utilising the limitless possibilities of the Internet in their approach to beat-making, and also building a fan-base which soon stretched far beyond the confines of his Channel Islands bedroom. He can’t quite remember where he clicked on the name Mura Masa – a fifteenth-century Japanese swordsmith whose blades are said to have induced bloodlust – but it’s proved a fitting alias for songs this razor-sharp.
Recorded following a recent move to Brighton, new single ‘Love For That’ is another unpredictable turn from Mura Masa, blending rustic timbres (delicate strings, ornate flutes) and crisp beats in ways less-expected of club culture. With a melancholic guest-vocal from Shura, lyrically the track was inspired by the idea of falling – and staying – in love for the wrong reasons (it’s also the first song lifted from sessions for Mura Masa’s debut album, which he is currently writing and recording).
With spring’s ‘Someday Somewhere EP’ – featuring Nao, Jay Prince and Denai Moore – leading to an early playlist at Radio 1, four tracks going Top 5 on Hype Machine and a 12-week stay in iTunes’ Electronic Top 10, 2016 should cement Mura Masa’s reputation as a prodigious emerging voice.
UK TOUR (tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/tour/mura-masa)
October 19th Brighton Patterns
October 20th London Village Underground (Sold Out)
October 21st Leeds Headrow House
October 22nd Glasgow Sub Club
October 27th Paris Pitchfork Paris Festival