On Friday Mura Masa curates his debut at The Depot – Raw Youth Collage.
By now the name Mura Masa should be familiar to everyone. The Guernsey-born artist is blessed with incredible abilities on multiple instruments alongside astounding vocal prowess. His tones are informed by a distinctly rough take on off-kilter R&B and the wider UK urban scene. So who better to join on the bill than NAO, foremost purveyor of ‘wonky funk’ and a leading light on East London’s current creative landscape?
With headliners like that you need variety elsewhere. Enter micro-garage flag-bearer Jacques Greene and the pirate radio inspired riddims of Special Request. London duo Jadu Heart combine spatial ambience with imposing, electro with forward thinking purposeful lyricism, positioning them as one of the city’s most exciting new live prospects. Similarly interested in sparse but unarguably beautiful soundscapes, Vegyn has grown into an alternative electronic bellwether via his own PLZ Make It Ruins label. Then there’s TSHA; one to watch for fans of Four Tet and Jon Hopkins. Put simply, intelligent homegrown boundary pushers in abundance.
Final tickets are available on the WHP website from £25.00.