Masego Previews New Song With COLORS Berlin, “Navajo”

The one-man band Masego is back with some more heat for your speakers. His latest offering, titled “Navajo,” is another showcase of his various talents and stands as one of the most recent features in COLORS Berlin’s performance series. A jazzy hip-hop groove and swift chops sweeten Masego’s saucy vocal work, culminating in smooth jam you can’t help but dance along to.

Check out the performance of “Navajo” after the jump.


SiR Joins TDE Roster, Shares “Ooh Nah Nah” Featuring Masego

If you’ve been listening to TDE at all lately, chances are you’ve come across the silky voice of SiR. Following his appearances on Jay Rock‘s 90059, Isaiah Rashad‘s The Sun’s Tirade, and Little Simz‘s Stillness in Wonderland, the Inglewood artist officially announced that he has joined the TDE family.

While we await his Her Too project, SiR has teamed up with Trap House Jazz innovator Masego for a sultry collab. SiR delivers his passionate croons over a slow-burning instrumental, topped with a start-and-stop verse Masego. Keep a close eye on both talents as their continue to blossom in the new year.

Stream “Ooh Nah Nah” below, revisit Her, and expect Her Too on February 10.

GoldLink & Maségo // “Palm Trees / Late Night” (Visuals)

GoldLink has been on the radar of hip-hop and electronic fans alike. With his latest album, And After That, We Didn’t Talk, the DMV artist further showcased his storytelling abilities, balancing aggressive verses with soft croons. With another successful tour and a fresh batch of remixes under his belt, GoldLink continues to climb the ladder.

Earlier today, GoldLink pieced together two tracks from AATWDT: “Palm Trees” and “Late Nights” featuring Maségo. Following last year’s videos for GoldLink’s “Dance On Me” and Maségo’s “Girls That Dance,” both bring along their partners in crime for a steamy ride for the first set of visuals from either artist in 2016.

Join them on their rollercoaster after the jump, directed by Jerome D. Also be sure to revisit Maségo’s Loose Thoughts and GoldLink’s “Celebration Freestyle.”

GoldLink: Twitter // SoundCloud

Masego: Twitter // SoundCloud

Masego Shares A Few ‘Loose Thoughts’

To start off his Jordan year, “trap house jazz” captain Masego has unveiled a set of B-sides and demos for his latest project, Loose Thoughts. As a reflection of his current mindset, the collection begins with a Girls That Dance vibe before slowing the tempo with the second half of “Small Talk” and beyond. The occasional light-hearted commentary between tracks further enhances the overall feel-good energy that Uncle Sego brings to each song. With an homage to Justin Timberlake, a guest appearance from Xavier Omär (formerly SPZRKT), and a subtle flex on “I DO EVERYTHING,” the one-man band continues to evolve his sound as he climbs the ladder.

Embark on Masego’s sonic journey below.

Masego: Twitter // SoundCloud

Jarreau Vandal ft. Masego // “Small Talk” (Stream)

In the midst of his world tour with Mr. CarmackJarreau Vandal of Soulection has unveiled the third single from his upcoming EP, Suburb Superhero. The energy-filled track features Jarreau’s signature bounce over smooth piano melodies and basslines, topped off with the sonic powerhouse Masego on sax and vocals.

Stream “Small Talk” below and expect Suburb Superhero to drop April 29.

Don’t Sleep Vol. 1: Valentine’s Edition

Welcome back! For those unfamiliar, Don’t Sleep is a playlist series where I showcase a collection of tracks under my radar, usually with a particular theme. Valentine’s weekend is officially here and what better way to start than with some dope tunes? Prepare for cuffing season below with five sultry tracks.

1. SPZRKT ft. Masego – “Hesitate”

Chicago vocalist SPZRKT has teamed up with Masego to deliver their latest track, “Hesitate.” The stacked production team composed of Tyshane8X8, and Alias flips Sampha‘s “Hesitant Oath,” lacing it with SPZRKT’s chilling voice and Masego’s smooth sax skills. Vibe out to this repeat-worthy track, and stay tuned for more music from Spazzy and Sego.

2. Smino – “krème brûlée”

Smino is back with “krème brûlée.” Soulection’s Monte Bookerwho also executively produced Smino’s blkjuptroffers his groove-filled production in tandem with Smino’s passionate verses. The sonic duo show no signs of slowing anytime soon, so take this opportunity to bless your ears below; if you like what you hear, make sure you grab that free download, too!

3. Anderson .Paak – “Silicon Valley”

From his latest album, MalibuAnderson .Paak‘s “Silicon Valley” showcases his clever wordplay and unparalleled soul. The track is undoubtedly smooth as it is seductive as Andy interweaves his affinity for sexual references, both subtle and straightforward. If you haven’t already, check out the live performance of “Silicon Valley” rest of Malibu, as well as my INSPIRE article on the recent Aftermath signee.

4. Kyle Dion – “Make Luh”

With well over two million SoundCloud plays under his belt, artist Kyle Dion is set for a packed 2016 and beyond. Many may recognize his name from his collaboration with Oakland’s songstress Kehlani on “How We Do Us,” and since then Kyle only continues to refine his sound. From his sophomore project Painting Sounds, “Make Luh” is perfect for the weekend; his crisp croons laid over upbeat production from Entrstellar spare no time to deliver an unmistakeable energy. If you haven’t already, peep my interview with Kyle, where we talked about his career so far, and his plans for the future.

5. dae zhen. – “Like Fire”

One of my many favorites from dae zhen., “Like Fire” highlights his ability to seamlessly bounce between seraphic singing and ardent verses. I first discovered zhenny when he opened for Awkwafina a few years ago and found myself constantly revisiting his music ever since. While we await his upcoming album, Nostalgiatic, indulge in some classic dae.

That’s all I have this time! Check back soon for the next volume.