Dutch duo Mason make the kind of records that often defy being pigeon‐holed and given a label. Their productions have been destroying dance floor to tearing up the World's charts since 2006, laying the foundations for more forward thinking music. It's not about making records for a particular set of DJs or trendy scene but just good honest music!
Using Iason's classical violin training coupled with a love of diverse music and a hi-tech apprenticeship in a ring tone sweatshop, together with his studio and onstage partner Coen, a man fixated with ancient synths and playing in rock bands and a mean vocalist to boot, the Mason boys are now forging their own unique path. This duo has the musical arsenal required to make everything from filthy late night dance club bombs to daytime radio anthems. These Dutchmen are unpredictable in both what is played in the club and what is created in the studio.
The Mason sound takes a great understanding of melody and fuses it with technological know-how sheer musicianship and dance floor savvy. It is dance music for the thinking man, but not so clever to be alienating and dull. Mason's critically acclaimed debut album, "They Are Among Us" was released this spring and features some interesting styles and flavors as well as guests such as legendary NYC rappers (Run) DMC and Kurtis Blow and hip hop UK hero 'Sway'. Also renowned singer-songwriter Matt Hales (AKA Aqualung), wonky pop pin-up Sam Sparro and former Moloko chanteuse Roisin Murphy add their magic to this eclectic line-up. "They Are Among Us" was Mixmag's Album Of The Month and has been described as "One of the freshest electronic albums to drop this year" by numerous blogs.
Mason have recently been honing a new and fully integrated sound, light and visual live act. The boys have begun touring the globe in the last few months, performing from behind their specially designed "Baboon Booth" using a mixture of bespoke new technology and real instruments (kazoo, violin, clarinet) to create a hugely dynamic and uniquely different show.