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Masego Shares Music Video For Mystery Lady

Today, Masego shared the official video for “Mystery Lady (Sego’s Remix).” Brazilian director Doug Bernardt, who was awarded the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Entertainment for Music for the short film Bluesman, helmed the clip. Masego met up with the director in Mexico City for the shoot. Bursting with brilliant colors, the video is infused with a deep appreciation for the sensuality and rhythms of everyday life. Masego sings as he explores the streets, alleys and courtyards, encountering dance partners along the way and reveling in the city’s natural beauty. View the video HERE.

Combined global streams of “Mystery Lady” have soared past the 100 million mark. Sego’s remix and the original version of the song “Mystery Lady Ft. Don Toliver” appear on Studying Abroad: Extended Stay (EQT Recordings/Capitol Records), the deluxe edition of Masego’s acclaimed 2020 EP. Watch Masego and Don Toliver performing “Mystery Lady” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” HERE.

Lady Lady, Masego’s 2018 debut album, put him on the map. “Tadow,” the lead single, has surpassed one billion combined global streams. The song is certified Platinum in the U.S., Diamond in Brazil and Gold in Mexico. Hailed as a “musical polyglot” by the Los Angeles Times, Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian, a DJ. NPR Music praised him as “musical shapeshifter, the creator of a blueprint for a new kind of sound.”

Studying Abroad: Extended Stay by Masego cover from Erin Cooney with Capital Music Group for use by 360 Magazine

MASEGO × APPLE MUSIC’S SPATIAL AUDIO

MASEGO’S “MYSTERY LADY” IS TAPPED BY APPLE MUSIC FOR NEW SPATIAL AUDIO AD CAMPAIGN

Combined Global Streams Of “Mystery Lady” Near 100 Million

Track Is From Masego’s Studying Abroad: Extended Stay EP, Available Now In Spatial Audio On Apple Music

View the Apple Music spot HERE

Masego and his hit single, “Mystery Lady” feat. Don Toliver, are featured in Apple Music’s new campaign for Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos. The commercial, which debuted during Sunday’s NBA Conference semifinals, is a feast for the ears and the eyes. A listener hits “play” and Masego, attired in the elegant pink suit he wears on the single’s cover, appears and magically multiplies in the space surrounding her–visualizing the way Spatial Audio delivers true multidimensional sound and clarity from all around and above. View the spot HERE.

Spatial Audio with support for Dolby Atmos gives artists the opportunity to create immersive audio experiences for their fans. Apple Music subscribers can enjoy thousands of songs in Spatial Audio from some of the world’s biggest artists and music across all genres. More information on Spatial Audio is available HERE.

“Mystery Lady” has amassed nearly 100 million combined global streams. The track can be found on Studying Abroad: Extended Stay (EQT Recordings/Capitol Records)–the deluxe edition of Masego’s acclaimed 2020 EP, which is now also available in Spatial Audio on Apple Music. Watch Masego and Don Toliver performing the song on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” HERE.

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Hailed as a “musical polyglot” by the Los Angeles Times, Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence: a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian, a DJ. NPR Music praised him as “musical shapeshifter, the creator of a blueprint for a new kind of sound.” Lady Lady, Masego’s 2018 debut album, put him on the map. “Tadow,” the lead single, has surpassed a billion global streams and been certified Platinum by the RIAA. Since the album’s release, Masego has toured the world, headlining sold-out tours and starring on festival stages across every continent but Antarctica. He recently contributed a new song, “Somethin’ Ain’t Right” (feat. JID and Rapsody), to Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album.

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Oliver Malcolm Remixes Glass Animals – Tokyo Drifting

Rising artist Oliver Malcolm joins Glass Animals front man Dave Bayley for a new episode of “Cereal Bars” — a show where artists share their come up story and freestyle over a beat made fresh by Dave. The result is a cowboy inspired apocalyptic anthem that combines Dave’s beat prowess and Oliver’s imaginative storytelling. In the very special edition of the episode, the young producer/songwriter also shared a remix he made of a Glass Animals’ track; “Tokyo Drifting” featuring Denzel Curry. Watch the full episode and sneak peek of Oliver’s remix here. Listen to the remix of Glass Animals’ “Tokyo Drifting” feat. Denzel Curry here.

The appearance comes at the heels of Oliver Malcolm’s debut EP, Are You Living in The Real World? which features critically acclaimed tracks like “Switched Up,” “Skywalker,” “Helen” and more. Listen to the project in full here.

About Oliver Malcolm

Oliver Malcolm got his start early, teaching himself how to spin records at 12 years old. Shortly after, he downloaded Logic and taught himself how to produce – working with IDK, Aluna George, Joey Bada$$, Jay Rock, Masego, Tinashe and more. Now twenty, Oliver has developed his own voice. Touching everything from the production, vocals, songwriting, engineering, mixing and mastering,  Oliver’s sound is unique and does not fit the mold of one genre. Quick to be praised by the likes of New York Times, TIME Magazine, Pigeons & Planes, Interview Magazine, CLASH, NME and more, Oliver Malcolm is priming his trajectory to be a long and critical one. A multidisciplinary at heart, this is just the beginning of what music lovers can look forward to from the new artist.

Praise for Oliver Malcolm

“Oliver Malcolm is the dynamic rising star ready kick up a storm with his diverse, new punk-indebted EP.” — NME

“With its deep bassline and bluesy melodies alchemizing jazz and pop influences, he crafts an almost tangible atmosphere of melancholy [in “Helen”] as pleas to a woman echo throughout.” — Pigeons & Planes, Best New Artist

“Oliver Malcolm’s ‘Switched Up’ Is Intoxicating… new single ‘Switched Up’ is a mesh of influences, a confluence of sounds, a mosaic of techniques.” — CLASH

“Oliver Malcolm [is] The UK’s Most Talented Bad Boy.” — Interview Magazine

“A lot of artists claim genre-blending style, but Malcolm’s is altogether impossible to define. Is it alt-blues? Dark electro-pop? Folk-hip-hop? Does it matter?” — TIME Magazine, Best New Song

“The hip-hop producer-turned-twisted musical anarchist is making songs for nobody but himself. You’ll love them anyway.” — i-D Magazine

“The drums lurch toward the offbeats, some looped guitar picking tugs against that pulse and Malcolm’s voice is a rattled, quavery moan…Everything stays off-kilter for the two and a half paranoid minutes of “Switched Off” by Oliver Malcolm.” — New York Times, Playlist

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Masego Releases Deluxe Version EP

MASEGO’S STUDYING ABROAD: EXTENDED STAY IS OUT TODAY, Deluxe Edition Of Masego’s 2020 EP Contains Five New Tracks, Including TrapHouseJazz Remix Of Hit Single Mystery Lady, Masego Unveils Lyric Video For Bliss Abroad Feat. Shel,  Plus Visualizers ForYebo/Sema, Well Traveled  And Smith & Westin Feat. TeaMarrr

Today, Masego released Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, the deluxe edition of his acclaimed 2020 EP, via EQT Recordings and Capitol Records. To give fans a deeper glimpse into the new material on the deluxe edition, Masego shared an array of visual content, made to accompany the new songs.

Watch the Bliss Abroad lyric video featuring Shel here along with the Yebo/Sema visualizer here! Also make sure to check out the Well Traveled visualizer here and Smith and Westin featuring TeaMarrr here

Earlier this month, Masego released the TrapHouseJazz Remix of Mystery Lady, which is exclusive to the deluxe edition. View the visualizer here. Masego recently performed Mystery Lady, which has amassed over 80 million combined global streams, on The Late Late Show with James Corden. He was joined by Don Toliver, who features on the original version of the song. View their performance here

Download / stream Studying Abroad: Extended Stay here. See below for track listing.

The deluxe edition leads off with the EP’s original six tracks, which find Masego walking the listener through every phase of a relationship, from its blissful beginnings to its tragic ending. He explored uncharted territory with sampling from an international palette of sounds and styles and enlisted collaborators such as D’Mile (Usher), Jack Dine (Stormzy), Jonah Christian (Nicki Minaj), IzyBeats (Mala Rodriguez), Kojo Asamoah (Ari Lennox), Don Toliver and Shenseea.

Hailed as a musical polyglot by the Los Angeles Times, Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence, a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian, a DJ. Lady Lady, his 2018 debut album, put him on the map. Tadow, the lead single, has surpassed half a billion global streams and been certified Gold by the RIAA. Since the album’s release, Masego has toured the world, headlining sold-out tours and starring on festival stages across every continent but Antartica. He recently contributed a new song, Somethin’ Ain’t Right (feat. JID and Rapsody), to Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album.

Track Listing for Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

  1. Passport
  2. Polygamy
  3. Mystery Lady (feat. Don Toliver)
  4. Sides of Me
  5. Silver Tongue Devil (feat. Shenseea)
  6. Bye Felicia
  7. Bliss Abroad (feat. Shel)
  8. Smith & Westin (feat. TeaMarrr)
  9. Well Traveled
  10. Yebo/Sema
  11. Mystery Lady (TrapHouseJazz remix)

A musical shapeshifter, the creator of a blueprint for a new kind of sound – NPR Music

Sophisticated – Pitchfork

Smooth and lavish energy that’s become his musical signature – Vogue

A musical polymath who’s equally funny, flirtatious, and sensitive – FADER

Truly pushing boundaries – Highsnobiety

Follow Masego via his Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and official website for more information.

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Masego – Studying Abroad: Extended Stay

Masego will release Studying Abroad: Extended Stay, the deluxe edition of his 2020 EP, via EQT Recordings and Capitol Records. The collection includes five new tracks. Masego completely reimagines the EP’s hit single, “Mystery Lady” (feat. Don Toliver) which has amassed over 80 million combined global streams on the TrapHouseJazz Remix, which he shared today. Listen to that HERE. Masego and Toliver recently performed “Mystery Lady” on The Late Late Show with James Corden

Additional new tracks on the deluxe edition include “Bliss Abroad” (feat. Shel), “Smith & Westin” (feat. TeaMarrr), “Well Traveled” and “Yebo/Sema.”

Studying Abroad: Extended Stay leads off with the EP’s original six tracks, which find Masego walking the listener through every phase of a relationship, from its blissful beginnings to its tragic ending. He explored uncharted territory with sampling from an international palette of sounds and styles and enlisted collaborators such as D’Mile (Usher), Jack Dine (Stormzy), Jonah Christian (Nicki Minaj), IzyBeats (Mala Rodriguez), Kojo Asamoah (Ari Lennox), Don Toliver and Shenseea.

Hailed as a “musical polyglot” by the Los Angeles Times, Masego is a singular talent and surprising presence as a saxophone player, a singer, a rapper, a comedian and a DJ. Lady Lady, his 2018 debut album, put him on the map. “Tadow,” the lead single, has surpassed half a billion global streams and been certified Gold by the RIAA. Since the album’s release, Masego has toured the world, headlining sold-out tours and starring on festival stages across every continent but Antartica. He recently contributed a new song, “Somethin’ Ain’t Right” (feat. JID and Rapsody), to Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album.

ELHAE and MASEGO "My City" Cover Artwork by Motown Records for use by 360 Magazine

ELHAE × MASEGO – MY CITY

R&B COOL KIDS ELHAE & MASEGO ARE THE ULTIMATE GENTLEMEN ON NEW GROOVE SINGLE AND VISUAL, “MY CITY.” 

Listen to “My City” (feat. Masego) HERE.

Watch the new visual for “My City” HERE.

Known for his melodic sound and hypnotizing harmonies, Georgia-raised singer/songwriter Elhae channels his love for women, cars, and the always present pursuit of prosperity on his latest single “My City” featuring Masego. The C-Gutta produced record showcases both Elhae & Masego in rare form as they take turns showcasing their signature sounds, reminding listeners and critics alike that not only are they hometown heroes, but that they’re also next in line to rule the R&B throne. Listen HERE.

“I called Masego on FaceTime one day asking if he wanted to be a part of this next project. We’ve always talked about working but never got a chance to really make it happen due to scheduling and what not.” Elhae says. “Fortunately, and unfortunately due to COVID, time was all we had. Masego had the beat and the hook done already so it was up to me to provide the rest. I reached out to my good friend Ari to help as well and it was done. I’m really happy with how this song came out and I hope people enjoy it.”

My City (feat. Masego)” comes on the heels of Elhae’s critically acclaimed “Separated” and the Rick Ross assisted record “Fun Fact.” Praised by XXL as being “the next R&B sensation that’s about to make a huge wave in the industry,” Elhae is currently in the studio putting the final touches on his highly anticipated Motown debut which is slated to be released later this year.

About Elhae

North Dakota-born and Georgia-raised singer, artist, and visionary Elhae approaches R&B like a film director would, choosing every element carefully, ensuring an intricate level of cohesion, and building his own world. Since catching fire in 2015 on the independent Aura EP, he worked towards eventually architecting such a world. The follow-up All Have Fallen yielded fan favorites such as “Doesn’t Matter” [feat Kehlani] and “Needs,” which clocked 19 million-plus Spotify streams. In between, he garnered glowing praise from the likes of The Fader, Billboard, Vibe, The Source, and more as Sprite named him among its P.O.U.R. (Purveyors of Urban Reality) program. The 2017 sequel to Aura, the Aura II EP, boasted “Drama,” “Something,” and the popular “Bang Your Line” [feat. Ty Dolla $ign]. The latter ignited 24 million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, he lent his voice to high-profile collaborations with Lecrae, Eric Bellinger, and many others in addition to supporting blackbear on tour.

2018 saw him grace the stage of Coachella for the first time in front of 40,000 fans as he diligently worked on new tunes in Los Angeles, Miami, and Atlanta. Inspired by childhood favorite albums such as Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet, and Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, he developed an airtight vision with a detailed plotline for his next release. In 2019, the vision unfolds over the course of his twelve-track conceptual project, Trouble In Paradise [Atlantic Records], introduced by the intoxicating first single “Hennessy.” His sound is about to blow up on the biggest canvas possible now.

About Masego

Masego is a self-taught singer, rapper, songwriter, comedian, producer, DJ, and more, all skills that he fuses into his self-described genre “TrapHouseJazz.” He has toured around the world and has performed with Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, J. Cole, Ari Lennox, and more. His debut album, Lady Lady, landed on several Billboard charts, including No. 4 on Top New Artist Albums Consumption, No. 13 on R&B Album Sales, No. 22 on Heatseekers Albums, No. 40 on R&B/ Hip Hop Album Sales charts. The 13-song collection featured collaborations with SiR, FKJ, Tiffany Gouche, Kehlani, and De’Wayne Jackson. Born in Jamaica, he took on the stage name Masego meaning “Blessing” and “Prosperity” in the Tswana language that also comes from his South African heritage.

Elhae and Masego "My City" image by Motown Records for use by 360 Magazine

Masego – Mystery Lady × Don Toliver

Today, Masego releases “Mystery Lady” ft. Don Toliver. The track is the final single off his upcoming EP, Studying Abroad, out this Friday, November 13th via EQT Recordings and Capitol Records. Crisp and flirty, “Mystery Lady” is a joyride through love-filled dreams featuring Masego’s breathy croons and Toliver’s slick wordplay.

Listen to “Mystery Lady”: HERE

Studying Abroad is a concept experience that lyrically chronicles a relationship from sultry start to its explosive finish. The highly-anticipated six-track collection shows Masego evolving in real-time, an expansion both in terms of production choice and collaborative partners. Sonically, it explores uncharted territory by sampling from an international palette of sounds and styles. Featuring an eclectic group of producers like D’Mile (Usher), Jack Dine (Stormzy), Jonah Christian (Nicki Minaj), IzyBeats (Mala Rodriguez) and Kojo Asamoah (Ari Lennox), who have their own unique sounds and influences, Studying Abroad shows a new and reflective side of the “musical polyglot” (LA Times).

Pre-save Studying AbroadHERE

To celebrate the release, Masego has announced a special live stream set where he will perform songs off Studying Abroad for the first time. Tune in on Tuesday, November 17th at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET via YouTube.

Previously released singles “Passport” (Vice Music’s “Best Songs to Usher In Fall”) and “Silver Tongue Devil” (ft. Shenseea) will appear on the adventurous new EP. The tracks together have already accumulated over 6.5M global streams combined across platforms.

Learn more about Masego through GQ’s 10 Essentials: HERE

Studying Abroad is the official follow up to Lady Lady, Masego’s 2018 debut that firmly put the singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist on the map or, all over the map, to be precise: In the almost two years since its release, Masego has toured the world, headlining sold-out tours and starring on festival stages across every continent but Antarctica. The album was no less of a success with listeners: “Tadow,” the lead single, has surpassed half a billion streams and been certified gold by the RIAA; that same song has been used in over two million videos creates on TikTok; and the project cemented him as a name to watch in the burgeoning generation of like-minded Black musicians, with features and collaborations across marquee projects from the likes of Kehlani, Dreamville, KAYTRANADA and more.

PRAISE FOR MASEGO

“Musical shapeshifter, the creator of a blueprint for a new kind of sound” – NPR Music

“Sophisticated” – Pitchfork

“Smooth and lavish energy that’s become his musical signature” – Vogue

“A musical polymath whoߣs equally funny, flirtatious, and sensitive” – FADER

“Truly pushing boundaries” – Highsnobiety

FOLLOW MASEGO

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Masego – Silver Tongue Devil

Today, Masego shares Silver Tongue Devil, the latest track off his upcoming concept EP, featuring “Jamaican Princess of Dancehall” (The Guardian) Shenseea and his signature saxophone licks. The song invites fans and newcomers into the mythical mind of the artist at a crossroad: What to do with such a silver-tongued devil, who may or may not be a former flame?

LISTEN TO SILVER TONGUE DEVIL

WATCH THE VISUALIZER HERE

On October 14, a week following this release, Masego will share his Lyric Video for the track featuring footage shot in Mexico by Loug Delcy.

Silver Tongue Devil arrives less than a month after Masego made his return with Passport. In both Japanese and English, Masego laments the monotony of quarantine on what VICE Music dubbs as one of the “Best Songs to Usher In Fall” and NPR Music calls “a bittersweet anti-pandemic sentiment made palatable with [Masego’s] smooth voice.”

The upcoming project is a tropical journey through every aspect of a relationship, from beginning to end, showing off a new and reflective side of the artist. At the moment when Masego’s whirlwind touring life has suddenly been forced to a halt, he’s chosen to take this time to look inward and explore what he finds, both topically and sonically. The result is a body of work that shows Masego evolving in real-time, an expansion both in terms of production choice and collaborative partners. It is Masego’s most ambitious, enjoyable effort to date and his most refreshing interpretation of traphousejazz yet.

The forthcoming EP is the official follow up to Lady Lady, Masego’s epic 2018 debut that firmly put the singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist on the map or, all over the map, to be precise: In the almost-two years since its release, Masego has toured the world, headlining sold out tours and starring on festival stages across every continent but Antartica. The album was no less of a success with listeners: “Tadow,” the lead single, has surpassed half a billion streams and been certified gold by the RIAA; that same song has been used in over two million video creates on TikTok; and the project cemented him as a name to watch in the burgeoning generation of like-minded black musicians, with features and collaborations across marquee projects from the likes of Kehlani, Dreamville, KAYTRANADA and more.

Watch Masego’s BET Awards Performance debut, the second-most Shazamed of the entire show here.

Spillage Village – Spilligion

Spillage Village will release its highly anticipated album “Spilligion” Friday, and they released a brand new song Monday titled “Hapi” to build excitement.

The song features the vocals of Mereba, Olu and Benji along with spoken word from Big Rube.

Clocking in at over six minutes, “Hapi” almost sounds like a sermon delivered by four different voices telling the stories of their lives, everything they’ve seen and everything they hope to see improve.

They also released the track list for the brand new album which comes with a few pleasant surprises in the form of features from Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, Buddy, Masego and Lucky Daye.

As “Hapi” might indicate, the song titles come from scripture and religious texts and are determined by the content and messages of the lyrics.

The official track list is as follows:

  1. Intro
  2. Baptize
  3. PsalmSing
  4. Ea’Alah (Family)
  5. Mecca
  6. Judas (feat. Chance The Rapper, Ari Lennox, Buddy and Masego)
  7. Oshun
  8. Cupid (feat. Lucky Daye)
  9. Shiva
  10. End of Daze
  11. Hapi (feat. Big Rube)
  12. Jupiter

To preorder “Spilligion,” you can click right here. To learn more about Spillage Village, you can click right here.

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Masego – Passport

Masego released a brand new song Wednesday from his upcoming experimental EP inspired by trapphouse jazz.

The new song is titled “Passport,” and it comes with a brand new music video that you can see by clicking right here.

Masego will use that trapphouse jazz inspiration to explore every step of a relationship, showing his evolution, both as a person and as an artist, while unable to perform for crowds.

His brand new EP will follow up his 2018 album “Lady Lady,” which propelled him into the spotlight. Listeners have streamed “Tadow,” the leading single from “Lady Lady,” over half a billion times, making it certified gold by the RIAA. It was also used in over 2 million TikTok videos.

Masego also gained traction after performing his song “Queen Tings” on the BET Awards Broadcast, which you can see by clicking right here.

To learn more about Masego, you can click right here. You can also follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.