Rhythm Roulette: Mura Masa
“A little bit dirty, a little bit naughty”
Guernsey producer Mura Masa released his self-titled debut album in July, a project abundant with pop, rap and house influences. So it’s no surprise the Stormzy and A$AP Rocky collaborator was prepared for the random records he pulled during the latest episode of MASS APPEAL’s “Rhythm Roulette.”
Masa’s laid-back demeanor didn’t necessarily give away the excitement he felt upon stumbling on vinyls like William Basinski’s A Shadow in Time, abstract music that Masa confesses he “samples all the time.” The 21-year-old also plucked Luis’ “Dreamt Takes” and Cognition’s “The Road.” Not exactly the most coherent of crate findings, but the producer makes it work. “It’s getting a little bit U.K. in here,” gushes Masa as he tinkers with the instrumentals. “A little bit dirty, a little bit naughty.”
From there, Masa fires up futuristic disco synths and muffled reggae drops. You decide how naughty he got.