Murlo is the Manchester-based DJ, producer and visual artist breathing new life into the club experience in 2017. Known for a unique brand of intricate, colourful electronic music, Murlo’s output is informed in equal parts by his love of dancehall, soca, garage, bassline, grime and more.
Hot on the heels of his third EP for the New York-based Mixpak label, Murlo stunned a capacity London crowd with a landmark debut audio visual show in June – a live performance combining his own effervescent musical compositions with haunting, hand-drawn Studio Ghibli-style animations, woven together into a gripping 45-minute dancefloor experience.
Murlo AV is just the latest chapter in a short but illustrious career for the Midlands-born artist. As a DJ, his pedigree is well-known – in 2014 he presented a series of shows on BBC 1Xtra, while his monthly residency on NTS Radio has become one of the jewels in the London station’s crown. Hugely popular on the club circuit, he’s already toured Asia twice, and North America three times – including a showcase slot at the prestigious MoMA PS1 Warm Up in New York.As a producer, Murlo’s sound is unmistakeable. EPs with Unknown to the Unknown, Glacial Sound and Rinse led to him signing with Mixpak in 2014 – home to Popcaan, Palmistry and Dre Skull – where his three EPs have enjoyed widespread international acclaim. His remixes are the stuff of legend, most notably his jubilant version of Rihanna’s Work, now clocking over 2 million plays and apparently co-signed by Rihanna herself.