Just days before the release of R.Y.C., Mura Masa has shared another single supporting his upcoming album. With the help of vocalist Georgia, “Live Like We’re Dancing” continues Mura Masa’s trend towards sounds more associated with indie rock than electronic. However, the track still carries a strong momentum; the bass line provides the groove while a wavy guitar line underlays Georgia’s uplifting lyrics.
R.Y.C. will be released in full on January 17, with a following tour opening in London a month after. While all signs point towards the album being a stark departure from his self-titled album, the string of singles preceding R.Y.C., including “Teenage Headache Dreams,” indicate Mura Masa can do no wrong.
One of the more intriguing albums on this week’s release schedule is R.Y.C., the new one from British producer Mura Masa. R.Y.C. stands for Raw Youth Collage, and it mostly lives up to its name by sounding a bit post-1975 (the band) and very post-2010s (the decade), putting an artful touch on an omnivorous blend … More »
Mura Masa‘s self-titled 2017 album was one of the most forward-thinking dance albums of that year, blending pop melodies with quirky tropical production to achieve critical and commercial success. Since then, Mura Masa’s sound has been trending towards rock and indie-inspired sounds. His November release, the Slowthai-assisted bop, “Deal Wiv It,” is centered around a gritty, punk rock bass line while keeping an EDM-esque song structure.
Mura Masa’s latest, however, “Teenage Headache Dreams,” is his most emotive material to date. Vocalists Ellie Roswell and Wolf Alice wistfully sing of their younger years while an acoustic guitar intro sets the tone. Complete with a guitar solo and vocoded spoken word breakdown, “Teenage Headache Dreams” feels more like an indie pop track than a dance track. Goodbye Mura Masa, dance producer; Hello Mura Masa, indie rock star.
In addition, to the song’s release, Mura Masa posted a short clip explaining his upcoming album and tour. R.Y.C.‘s release date is slated for release January 17. The album’s supporting tour begins February 20 in London. View the full schedule here.
Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a staff list of the year’s best tracks, we present a bunch of personally selected top-10 lists from our staffers and contributors. So although our rundown of 2019’s best … More »
Mura Masa and slowthai have proven again their formidable appeal as a producer-vocalist ensemble, linking up for the second time to say “Deal Wiv It,” another cheeky nuanced number, following last year’s “Doorman,” which appeared on slowthai’s Nothing Great About Britain LP.
“Deal Wiv It” packs melodic jaunts and bass struts, equal parts Talking Heads and The Clash, alongside slowthai’s painstakingly British, punky irreverence: “They say, ‘You’ve changed,’ / Fucking deal wiv it.”
Mura Masa’s next album, R.Y.C., is expected at the turn of 2020. The Grammy-winning “Walking Away” remixer recently collaborated with Clairo on “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” expected to appear on the official tracklist for the forthcoming LP. The new single arrives alongside a coinciding visual, starring both “Deal Wiv It” creators.
So far we’ve heard two songs from Mura Masa’s upcoming album R.Y.C., which stands for Raw Youth Collage. Clairo handled lead vocals on the phenomenal lead single “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again,” while Mura Masa himself grabbed the mic on “No Hope Generation.” Today, we get to hear … More »
It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.
ZHU and partywithray craft a sinister masterpiece on their new collaboration, “Came For The Low,” and Ekali and Kiiara are a dynamic duo when they come together for “Back To You.” Gareth Emery continues to bless the music world with his masterpieces with the installment of “Laserface 03 (Leaving You).” Nora En Pure has revealed her new EP, Homebound, and EDEN releases “projector.” The Knocks team up with Great Good Fine Ok for “Lucky Me,” and Audien brings some drum ‘n’ bass heat with “Reach.” Gryffin soars in his debut LP, Gravity, and Kaskade and Mr. Tape flex on “Come On.” Notaker crafts an otherworldly sonic journey on “From Dust & Ashes,” and Galantis unexpectedly team up with Dolly Parton and Mr. Probz on “Faith.” Moon Boots and Black Gatsby unwind for the weekend on “Whisper In The Wind.” Showtek and Gammer tell us how they really feel on their new collaboration, “EDM Sucks,” and Ryan Browne gives BIJOU and Tyler Graves’ “Crown” a rougher edge. Wilkinson shines on his new single, “Machina,” and Gramatik reveals Re:Coil, Pt. II, featuring tracks like “Don’t Give Up” with Ryan Shaw and ProbCause.
As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.
Back in 2017, the young British producer Mura Masa released his collab-heavy self-titled debut album, and he promptly became a big festival-circuit name. Today, Mura Mana announces that he’ll release his sophomore album R.Y.C early next year. Like the last one, R.Y.C will feature plenty of guest stars. The Clairo collab “More »