Mura Masa grew up on the island of Guernsey off the south coast of Britain, where his moms Joni Mitchell records and his dads years spent playing in hard rock bands offered a dual influence of classic and experimental songwriting. With the nearest gig hotspot a 5-hour ferry journey away in Southampton, UK, culture tended to be DIY out of necessity. At the age of 15, Mura Masa discovered that electronic music was a thing, before stumbling into James Blake's work, which taught him just how far you can go with it. He immersed himself in the entire discographies of songwriters and beat makers across YouTube and SoundCloud, quickly learning the bigger picture through which bedroom producers could shake the world.
Since then, Mura Masa has been streamed over 200 million times (55 million alone on last single 'Love$ick), conquered the festival circuit, sold out his first US headline tour in one day, and sold out 3 headline European tours (at over 20,000 tickets). Having produced the opening track on Stormzys number-1-charting debut album, he has carefully curated collaborators of his own: ranging from breakout stars (Nao, Bonzai) to the scene's biggest names (A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX). He hasn't strayed from his DIY roots, either; Crossan established his own label, Anchor Point, launched a mixtape series (AP Sound) and radio shows to expand the realm of Mura Masa.