Mura Masa is your classic bedroom DJ Cinderella story. He started off remixing songs in his small-town England apartment and quickly became a SoundCloud phenom. Inspired by albums like Gorrilaz’s Demon Days, Mura Masa experimented with African drums and flutes, producing and mixing alongside popular British music. Skip ahead a few years and he lands a Grammy nom for his inaugural album which includes notable collabs with A$AP Rocky and Charli XCX. Just too easy.
Bonus Content: Check out this interview from FADER magazine where he details his small-town upbringing and the SoundCloud stigma.
Release date: July 14, 2017
Similar artist(s): Flume, Cashmere Cat
Top tracks: Firefly, Love$sick