Masalo  (EU)

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With his roots hailing from Japan, the Dutch-based artist Masalo is considered part of the new wave of Amsterdam music creatives. His musical outcomes offer multiple perspectives of his universe, combining a love for cosmic and soulful dance music with a raw Amsterdam aesthetic. Masalo’s mixes are proof of this mentality, unearthing organic music and combining them with records that could be seen as modern-day successors of the original dance music.

Together with Kamma, Masalo runs the dance party series Brighter Days, a colourful get-together celebrating music culture to the fullest. Artists as Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Hunee, Kuniyuki, Osunlade, Ge-ology and many more have rocked these parties with Masalo.

Aside from presenting records in an original and truthful way, Masalo often finds himself translating this same mentality in the realm of music production. An outcome of one of his studio sessions is the ‘Testify’ EP. Released on Local Talk, Masalo collaborated with Chicago’s Jamie 3:26 on this future classic, gaining much plays and support from respected selectors. A second collaboration between the two has just been released on the Japanese label EUREKA!, called ‘Red Light’. Masalo’s production art is favored by different minds and reaches far and wide. A solo project is already in the works and as a fan of his sound, Amsterdam-based record store Rush Hour will be releasing Masalo’s upcoming work soon.

With top-shelf performances at clubs such as Contact Tokyo and Djoon Paris and festivals such as Liverpool Disco Festival, Dimensions and Suncébeat, Masalo is vastly continuing to inspire dance music culture around the world.