There’s always something coming out the speakers in the Ticket Arena office, so we thought we’d share some of the sonic splendours that soundtrack all of our hard work. Now a weekly feature that brings a different artist to the fore each Thursday, the TA Mix Of The Week scours the vaults for some of our favourite sets of old and keeps a beady eye out for the classics of the future, serving up a taste of the artists that make us happy to do what we do.
This time for Mix Of The Week we’re jumping back to earlier in the month, to catch up with Mura Masa’s debut on the BBC Essential Mix. By now regarded as one of the brightest new talents in the UK dance music scene, Alex Crossan has been pulling in plaudits since first breaking through in 2015, and having last week released his eponymous debut album, the hype train is only going to gather speed.
Armed with a selection of killer tracks from artists like Joy Orbison, James Blake, Lil Silva, Jamie xx and Nao, the young producer paid homage to the distinctly British sounds that have influenced his music, also incorporating tracks by Moodymann, Alice Coltrane and A$AP Rocky as he effortlessly skipped through genres in the two hour mix. A broad listener whose eclectic tastes are reflected in both his productions and selections, Mura Masa was always expected to deliver an intriguing journey when steering such a high-profile mix, and we certainly enjoyed the ride.
Mura Masa plays at The Warehouse Project alongside a wealth of talent on Saturday 21st October.
Photo courtesy of Mura Masa