Published Dec 18, 2013Montreal/Brooklyn electronic songwriter Mas Ysa is on his way up. He's worked on dance scores and video projects, and his name was included in NXNE's initial list of performers. Now he's detailed his debut collection: Worth is due out on February 4 through Downtown in the U.S. and MapleMusic in Canada.
Worth is billed as an EP, and it includes a generous nine songs in 27 minutes. According to a press release, the mini-album "demonstrates his unique penchant for both composition and production." Parts of it were recorded in the dead of night at the studio in his Brooklyn loft complex.
The record includes upbeat dance pop bangers like "Why," the self-directed video for which can be seen at the bottom of this page. There are also some ballads, in addition to ambient transitions that apparently use "analog synthesis, field recordings, wind and icy drones to connect the dots."
See the tracklist below, along with Mas Ysa's tour schedule.
3. David Wessels
4. Life Way Up From
01/24 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *
01/25 Washington, DC - Black Cat *
01/26 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's *
02/18 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios #
02/19 Seattle, WA - Barboza #
02/21 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop #
02/22 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater #
02/23 San Diego, CA - Casbah #
06/13-22 Toronto, ON - NXNE
* with Delorean
# with Lawrence Rothman