Dutch-Japanese 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 soulful dance music with the raw Amsterdam aesthetic. Masalo’s dj sets are proof of this mentality, unearthing unfamiliar sounds and combining them with records that could be seen as modern-day successors. This approach is also translated in his production art. Productions as ‘Testify’, ‘Red Light’ and his remix on Grammy-nominated artist Bassekou Kouyaté’s ‘Jama Ko’, has stirred up the dance music community worldwide. Masalo’s creations are also favoured by Rush Hour Records, where he will release his next EP soon.
Together with Kamma, Masalo runs the dance party series Brighter Days, a colourful get-together celebrating dance music culture to the fullest. Artists as Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, Hunee, Kuniyuki, Osunlade, Ge-ology and many more have rocked these parties. With class-act performances at clubs such as Contact Tokyo and Djoon Paris and festivals such as Liverpool Disco Festival and Dimensions, Masalo is vastly continuing to inspire dance music culture around the world.