Mura Masa

According to legend, the 16th century swordsmith Muramasa Sengo was a skilled but violent craftsman who made blades so deadly they were outlawed by the Emperor of Japan, said to infect whoever wielded them with a demonic desire to kill. Less lethal but just as impeccably made are the compositions of Alex Crossan, a 17-year-old trap producer who named himself Mura Masa after the master craftsman. Although it’s only been two years since the UK teen started making music with his laptop, he’s already forged a signature sound that amps up a sharp, minimalist take on trap beats with UK garage, 808 bass, and East Asian instrumentation. With a self-titled EP out last April on Trapdoor Records, along with a spot on LA’s Soulection collective roster, expect a lot more to come from this producer honing his craft.

Mura Masa’s infectious mix begins with two unreleased tracks and his “Hustleblood” single, then intersperses more original material with of-the-moment artists: TNGHT, Lunice, Kaytranada, Cashmere Cat, and Hudson Mohawke.

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Mura Masa Untitled (Unreleased)

Mura Masa Get Good (Unreleased)

Mura Masa GOOOOD Loop

Mura Masa Hustleblood

TNGHT Top Floor

Rockie Fresh ft. Rick Ross Panera Bread

Kaytranada Killa Cats

Lunice Bricks

Insightful Angled Shape Faces

Mura Masa Nu-Gangstas (Unreleased)

The Ninetys ICantKeepCalm (MyMamaStillWorking)

Mura Masa onetwothreefour Loop (Unreleased)

Flatbush Zombies Palm Trees

Nas You Owe Me ft. Ginuwine (Sango Edit)

TNGHT Goooo

Mura Masa Brvtvs (Unreleased)

Cashmere Cat Mirror Maru

Dvnny Seth ft. Kayo Showing Off (Prod. Hucci)

Hudson Mohawke All Your Love

Hudson Mohawke Thunder Bay

Bear//Face Taste my Sad

A$AP Rocky Peso (Prod. A$AP Ty Beats)

2 Chainz ft Drake No Lie (Cashmere Cat Edit)

Mellowhype Primo

(Hip Hop Interlude)

Mura Masa Beat #73 (Unreleased)

Mura Masa Beat #74 (Unreleased)

Mura Masa Beat #75 (Unreleased)

Crown City Rockers Untitled