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.
Masego releases “Veg Out (Wasting Thyme).” The piano-driven trap plea for rest and peace is the latest view into Masego’s ever shifting, melting pot psyche and his confidence in flow and lyricism. “Veg Out” is a taste of new music to come later this year.
The video for “Veg Out (Wasting Thyme)” is also out now. The playful visuals see Masego grooving around his Los Angeles home as a fish-eye lens pans to reveal several versions of “Veg Out” cleverly spelt out using apples, sweet potatoes, lemons, peppers and more.
Masego recently released “King’s Rant” and celebrated his global hit “Tadow” earning an RIAA Gold Certification. His recent NPR Music Tiny Desk session surpassed five million views and sees him jamming out on his saxophone and running through a selection of his hits from “Tadow” to “Queen Tings,” bringing energy and even comedic levity to a set where Masego is in his element.
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.
Rising artist Oliver Malcolm has today released the music video for his self-produced single, “Helen.” A jack of all trades, Oliver extends himself creatively once again by directing the arresting visual which bears repeating after the first play. The video first premiered on Pigeons & Planes, who appointed Oliver as one of their “Best New Artists” last month — to read the interview Oliver gave the outlet, CLICK HERE.
Oliver Malcolm recently participated in FADER’s Digital Fort 2020 and took to breaking down the single “Helen.” For an insight in Oliver’s production and songwriting process, watch “The Making of ‘Helen’” HERE. The Swedish born, London raised artist is fast becoming one of music’s favorite new discoveries. With two explosive singles under his belt and more to be released soon, Oliver has received early praise by the likes of New York Times, FADER, Ones To Watch, SPIN and more.
“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
“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
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. A multidisciplinary at heart, this is just the beginning of music lovers can look forward to from the new artist.
III Points will return for its sixth and largest installment on February 15-17, 2019 in Miami.SZA,Herbie Hancock,Tyler, The Creator,James Blake,Beach House,A$AP Rocky,Erykah BaduandBlood Orangewill headline, with further highlights includingVirtual Self,Yaeji,Four Tet,Peggy Gou,Ben UFOb2bJoy Orbison,SOBxRBE,DeanBlunt,DJ Stingrayand many more. Tickets are available now viaiiipoints.com.
“We’re so excited to celebrate our local scene on a national level— with some of the most creative minds in music and art— right here in Wynwood,” says III Points co-founder and Miami native, Erica Freshman. “This is our biggest and most diverse lineup to date and we look forward to sharing III Points 2019 with Miami and beyond.”
With over 100 musical performers and sets running until 5:00a.m.each night, III Points blends visual art, film, food and style in Miami’s vibrant Wynwood Arts District. In addition to an international and wildly acclaimed lineup, respected curators will present stages of local, rising and experimental music. The festival’s visual arts lineup—taking over the 100,000 square foot Mana Wynwood—will be announced in the coming weeks.
III Points is proud to partner with Florida activism network Dream Defenders on a series of initiatives in the coming months. Dream Defenders is a diverse group of young people who build power by organizing and educating for community civic engagement and transformational justice. For more information, or to get involved, visit:www.dreamdefenders.org
III POINTS 2019
SZA, Tyler, The Creator, A$AP Rocky, Erykah Badu, James Blake, Beach House, Herbie Hancock, Blood Orange, The Internet, Virtual Self, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah performing “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx,” Khruangbin, Peggy Gou, Godspeed You! Black Emperor,
Pussy Riot, DJ Koze, Yaeji, Mariel Ito b2b Danny Daze, SOB x RBE, Ty Segall & White Fence,Ben UFO b2b Joy Orbison, Honey Dijon, Toro Y Moi (DJ Set), Masego, Mall Grab,David August, Kelsey Lu, Dean Blunt, Tim Hecker Live + The Konoyo Ensemble, John Maus, JPEGMAFIA, Keinemusik (&Me, Adam Port, Rampa), Moscoman, DJ Stingray, Laurel Halo, DJ Seinfeld, Yokoo, Baba Stiltz, Jacques Greene, Smerz, Stavroz, Egyptian Lover, Be Svendsen, Lena Willikens, Marvin & Guy, Channel Tres, PNTHN, Trill Sammy, Auntie Flo,
Simple Symmetry, Durante, Goddollars, VHS Collection, Nick Leon (Live), Paperwater,Aaaa (Live), Will Buck, Ms. Mada, Rat Bastard, Poorgrrrl, Nicholas G. Padilla, Plastic Pinks, Bear, Virgo, Thunderpony, Danyelino, Donzii, Austin Paul, Anshaw Black, Bird Feet Bird, Telescope Thieves, Tama Gucci, Seafoam Walls, INVT, Haute Tension, Brother Dan, Lilith, Butterfly Snapple, Ghost Flower, Loka, Dracula, True Vine, Eveava, Rick Moon, Goiz, Ackdaddy, Kamari Esson, Maccabi, Saki, Sister System and more to be announced.
Stages by: Omnidisc, Keinemusik, Disco Halal, Link Miami Rebels, Electric Pickle 10 Year Showcase, Extra Credit, Castaway, Internet Friends, Space Tapes
ABOUT III POINTS
III Points is an alternative music and art festival in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. The festival, which was founded by four friends in 2013, arose as a means to represent and unite a unique and diverse community. III Points is a platform that showcases Miami’s up and coming music acts, along with local artists from many disciplines, by placing them alongside the greatest musical and artistic minds in the world.