Mura Masa’s breezy hit “Love$ick” first emerged in 2015 as “Lovesick Fuck”, but found its newfound audience last month when A$AP jumped on the remix. Since then, it’s made the rounds in a number of crates around the DJing world – even Four Tet remixed that remix soon after – and finally, the track is seeing an official video.
The video, set in Mura Masa’s native UK, depicts a nostalgic homage to teenage hooliganism soundtracked by the song. Watch it above and find more of Mura Masa on SoundCloud and Twitter.
“A cut above the talent being tipped for 2016” Guardian
“Terrifyingly talented” Mixmag
“It’s not difficult to imagine Mura Masa being one of our country’s next great artists” Noisey
“Mura Masa is currently undertaking a sold-out European tour in support of new single ‘What If I Go?’ – which has just been made Track of the Day and playlisted at Radio 1 – featuring a packed-out Anchor Point showcase at London’s Oval Space. A co-headline US tour with Nao, which sold out in less than 24 hours, follows in May, before festivals at the likes of Great Escape, Field Day, Parklife and Wildlife.
It’s been a breakout start to the year for Mura Masa, who turned twenty this week but has already been named a One to Watch for the year by the likes of the BBC Sound Poll, Spotify and Apple, and won Blog Sound of 2016. Yet Alex’s is a story to remind people that there’s still room for optimism about the internet generation. He grew up on the everybody-knows-everybody island of Guernsey, where his Mum’s Joni Mitchell records and his Dad’s years spent playing in hard rock bands around Scotland offered a dual influence of classic and experimental songwriting. With the nearest gig hotspot a 5-hour ferry journey away in Southampton, culture tended to be DIY out of necessity. But at the age of 15, Mura Masa “heard Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Thunder Bay’ and discovered that electronic music was a thing,” before stumbling into James Blake taught him “just how far you can go with it.” Then, the digging began. Inhaling entire discographies across Youtube and Soundcloud of songwriters and beatmakers in these circles, he became immersed not just in the subcultures of electronic music but saw the bigger picture through which bedroom producers could shake the world…” — GetMusic