The genre-bending Mason is to mark the release of his fourth long player Chroma Panorama, and a career spanning over two decades, in one celebratory shindig at Ministry of Sound, London, on Friday 17 November.
On this latest album, Mason once again demonstrates his quirky versatility, craftsmanship and disregard for the musical zeitgeist, which pretty much sums up what’s in store at Ministry later this month. The Dutchman will be stepping into the foray of Ministry’s regular Friday night FUTURE, with sets also coming from Norwegian brothers KREAM, and house-techno duo, Pax.
It’s been several years – since 2015 to be exact – that Mason played at Ministry of Sound. His relationship with the label dates back to 2006 when it released his worldwide hit ‘Perfect (Exceeder)’ with American rapper, Princess Superstar, which charted all over Europe.
Not many dance music artists had such an unusual career path, stretching from being a kid TV star to Tiesto’s touring violinist to pop chart hit maker to guerrilla party organiser to one of the most productive and collaborative producers of the lowlands. Mason does it all, becoming one of the true gems of the European electronic music scene.
This guy has created chart topping records, music for Dior and Hugo Boss and countless underground bangers. Whether laying down sweaty club DJ sets around the world to touring his live ‘Mason & The Masonettes’ show, this musical polymath is always shifting colours, and blurring boundaries. In short, Mason is always keeping things interesting for himself and his audience.
Chroma Panorama (released on Mason’s own imprint Animal Language on 10 November) takes a journey through cerebral urban pop, 80’s sex jams, indie tinged house, sprinkled with funk and soulful downtempo vibrations. The fourteen tracks include guest appearances from the likes of Dragonette, Sweetie Irie (Gorillaz), Brit Award winner Jack Garrett and Zero 7 chanteuse Sophie Barker. There are also guest voices from members of The Gospel House Choir and UK indie pop favourites Girl Ray.
Tickets for Mason’s album launch party at Ministry of Sound are on sale now from £15 at www.ministryofsound.com.
Mason presents Chroma Panorama Album Launch Party
Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP
22:00 – 05:00
FUTURE x TEK
Ryan Spicer / Ryan C / Jamie Love
Leon La Rosa / AnDD / Brett Holmes (UK)