Masego on Trap House Jazz, cheesy love and the pleasures of velvet
February 4th 2019
- Masego :: Interview with Tommy Codling + guest program
Ahead of Laneway Tommy sat down with a velvet-clad Masego, multi-instrumentalist charm-machine and progenitor of the genre hybrid Trap House Jazz.
Raised on a strict diet of gospel music before graduating with honours in hip hop and jazz from Youtube University, Masego is a DIY success story for the modern age. Once Tommy got through Masego’s epic CV intro, the two of them finally chatted about Laneway, the pleasures of velvet, the triumphant sensual return of the saxophone, and what the fack Trap House Jazz is:
“It’s definitely ignorance meets elegance… I like taking grungy and more hard-hitting drums and just making some pretty chords the other side of that, or just bringing someone who doesn’t usually make jazz music, [to] create jazz music”
Listen in up top as Masego gets into his mentor DJ Jazzy Jeff’s peerless chicken and waffles, the influential women behind his Lady Lady record and then programs a few love songs to process your new Masego feelings by.