On March 21st, DC became the center stage of two big events â€“ one of the worst snow storms of the season and a DJ set by Mura Masa. The Grammy-nominated Mura Masa took the FlashÂ stage with his friends Brooklyn-based â€œThe Rangeâ€ and DC-based â€œIndiginis.â€ Despite the weather conditions, promoter NÃ¼ Androids saw one of its largest crowds at Flash yet.
Alex Crossan, better known as â€œMura Masa,â€ hails from the island of Guernsey between the English Channel, and is the first artist to be nominated for a Grammy as both a musician and creative director. His track â€œLove$ickâ€ with A$AP Rocky topped the U.S. and U.K. Spotify viral charts, and he won the 2017 UK Music Video Award for Best Live Session. He has also collaborated with featured lyracistsÂ Bonzai, Charli XCX, Desiigner, Jamie Lidell, and Damon Albarn.
The DC-based Tibetan brothers â€œIndiginisâ€ kicked off the night with remixes of tracks byÂ Justin Bieber and Jack Ãœ, JAHKOY, Tragedy, Lemaitre, KOLAJ, and BLU J. ThenÂ â€œThe Rangeâ€ teared down the house with soulful collage of hip-hop, funk, techno, future bass, and disco — playing his new original â€œNew Lotsâ€ and music from his documentary â€œSuperimpose,â€ which depicts the stories behind the artists that he sampled for his sophomore album.
Just after midnight, Mura Masa entered the stage and kicked off his set with â€œLove$ickâ€ followed by his second hit â€œWhat If I Go.”Â He also mixed in a number of different elements throughout the evening, from trance to techno to future bass, and included additional hits â€œFirefly,â€ â€œ1 Night,â€ and â€œAll Around the World.â€ The eclectic performer and fanny-pack model combined comedy, reflection, and karaoke to keep the crowd grooving until the snow stopped. You can check out more about Mura Masa and his music by visiting his Soundcloud link below.