more from
telephone explosion records
We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.


by Mas Aya

supported by
spiros_metsouggis thumbnail
spiros_metsouggis I love that this sounds earthly and airy at the same time. There is cozy, comforting warmth to be found here and simultaneously it's got a meditative quality. The excellent flow totally helps in luring you in. Favorite track: Quiescence.
Philip Graham
Philip Graham thumbnail
Philip Graham Gorgeous music that seems grounded in both a real and an imaginary place. Favorite track: Tiempo Ahora ft Lido Pimienta.
RON WOLF, CEO thumbnail
RON WOLF, CEO i really have loved listening to 'Máscaras' over and over throughout this process, and it has been a real joy each time. with new ear candy tickles with each listen. it's also can be quite emotional, depending on the light of where you are, your headspace. those tones, vibrations and voices are powerful also well as gorgeous! ultimately this album is here to comfort & provoke, make you wiggle n' sizzle. great for walks, stretching, watching the clouds, etc. i'd say Album of the year for me!! xo Favorite track: Tiempo Ahora ft Lido Pimienta.
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD  or more


  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" LP Record Ships early October 2021.

    Includes unlimited streaming of MÁSCARAS via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      $23 USD or more 


Key 07:38
18 de Abril 05:21
Villanueva 08:22


The double meaning of Brandon Valdivia's pseudonym Mas Aya neatly encapsulates his musical outlook. Over the past fifteen years, the Toronto composer, percussionist and producer has established himself as an integral part of the city's vibrant and varied music community through his membership in groups such as Not The Wind, Not The Flag, Picastro, The Cosmic Range, I Have Eaten The City and Lido Pimienta,

Máscaras is anchored by Valdivia's deft and atmospheric production style that folds together intricate spiraling synths, balmy environments, and crisp drum programming, variously drawing from trap, footwork, early Warp-label gestures, and the digital end of dancehall reggae. Yet it's his love of organic instrumentation that truly cements his commitment to an eclectic, unclassifiable aesthetic.

Made possible with the support of Factor & Ontario Creates.


released September 24, 2021

Mixed and Mastered by Matt Smith




Mas Aya Toronto, Ontario

Mas Aya is prolific Toronto producer and percussionist Brandon Valdivia's solo project, collaborator to US Girls, Sandro Perri, Sook-Yin-Lee, Lido Pimienta and Not the Wind Not the Flag.

His new album "Máscaras" will be out September 24 via Telephone Explosion Records.
... more

contact / help

Contact Mas Aya

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like Mas Aya, you may also like: