DISCOGRAPHY AUTOPSY: GETTING DOWN WITH MASEGO

DISCOGRAPHY AUTOPSY: GETTING DOWN WITH MASEGO

by Marcus Mitropoulos
4 min
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If you hear a track with an abundance of saxophone, it’s probably a Masego tune. The 29-year-old from Kingston, Jamaica, is an international sensation known for his unique music style. He describes it as trap, house, and jazz all jumbled up into one. And the result? An undisputedly one-of-a-kind sound that will simultaneously get you off your feet while chilling out.  

Continue down to catch a bunch of tracks by the artist that you need to check out. Whether it’s because you’re in dire need of a switch-up or you’re going through one of these moods right now. Enjoy!

WHEN THAT SUBSTANCE HITS

Veg Out is the first track that suits this category. It’s super chill, with an influx of piano mixed in with some classic RnB melodies. Masego does a great job of including a deep-hitting bass to subtly knock you back into your chair. 

Hate The Club from Kehlani’s It Was Good Until It Wasn’t is a terrific choice for when that substance hits you. It has a really solid amount of bells and slow treble which harmonizes with a symphonious saxophone. Masego’s special touch really comes to light in this tune. 

Finally, you have Bliss Abroad. This track utilizes a ton of soft drums alongside a waterfall-esque bass, making you feel as light as air. Shelea plays a critical role in this track with gentle vocals that add more of a relaxed feel to the beat.  

TROPICAL SHIRT? ON. STELLA? IN HAND. VIBES? IMMACULATE

Silver Tongue Devil, Say You Want Me, and Queen Tings will make you feel like you’re on a tropical vacation. The three of them use different types of shekere, which mimics the “Chicka-Chicka” sound behind beats. It‘ll send you right to the island of your choice, transporting a pina colada and Cuban cigar into each hand. 

Say You Want Me and Queen Tings might fall closer to the smooth RnB side; however, I will die on the grave that is this category. I found myself bobbing around while writing sections, while simultaneously listening to these tracks. They’re both psychedelic in their approach. You won’t understand why, but you’ll want to dance. 

FOR THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE

Tadow is the track that blew Masego up. The saxophone is ever so prominent in this track and is so catchy that you’ll somehow find yourself singing along as it projects. The lyrics are minimal but the vibes are iconic. It’ll make you feel like you’re dancing alongside that special someone as you sway back and forth. 

Navajo hits you right in the feels. The opening line of “I love you, I love you, I looove youuuu,” hits super hard before getting into the rhythmic track. The saxophone is prominent again, alongside a heavy dose of different drums. The same can be said about Good & Plenty, which sees Masego link up with Lucky Daye, Alex Isley, and Jack Dine. You get a romantic and wholesome vibe from the entire lineup, although Masego steals the show. 

STYLE GUIDE

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Masego rocks a super slick, easy-to-replicate fashion sense from day to day. There are a lot of button-downs, flowy, tropical button-ups, and staple bottoms. Denim looks to be a favourite of his, although he tends to stick with plaid trousers that are tailored to be baggy. 

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