Mala – Return II Space

Lining up the first DMZ release for awhile, (it is an album or a triple-pack?)  Mala (DMZ / Digital Mystikz) spends some time answering questions fired from FACT Magazine’s Joe Muggs.

Frequencies, Hank Shocklee, DMZ, Francois K,  inspiration and more get discussed in this four page interview.

FACT: Would it be fair to say you’re not about trying to kick against the pricks and fight bad things that do on, but about trying to create a zone where there’s a minimum of that exploitation and bullshit?

Mala: You can’t stop it. Even if you wanted to stop it you can’t and I think that’s a pointless battle to even entertain the thoughts of.  But that’s not for me, and you don’t have to go down that route; I think in some strange way I’ve always hoped that that’s what this whole thing can show other people that are like-minded or just want to put out their music and not worry about all the nonesense that comes with it.

Mala will be performing a set at Clandestino Fstvl, scheduled for Friday June 11 at midnight.  You know where I’ll be.

Clandestino Festival – June 11-13 2010

Lee 'Scatch' Perry

The initial confirmations for eighth edition of Clandestino Festival in Gothenborg, Sweden are:
Mala/Digital Mystikz; Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry with Adrian Sherwood on the live mix; TrashVanTraxx (Barcelona); Wu Fei (Bejing/NYC); Little Dragon (Gothenborg); Staff Benda Bilili (Kinshasa)
We are still finalizing the programming, however should this tempt you, early-bird tickets are available  here.

Schools kill Creativity

On the way back from the Urkult Festival I stopped in London for a day to record shop.  Amongst the twenty or so discs, I copped the latest release on Mala’s Deep Medi Musik label and since then I thought I’d drop Mala a brief note to say I really liked the two tracks, Silkie‘s ‘Test’ and ‘Purple Love’ by Silkie vs. Mizz Beats.

As i checked out Mala’s myspace I came across the video below.  Besides producing / dj’ing / being label manager, Mala also does social / educational work, hence the link.  It’s a brilliant, humorous speech by Sir Ken Robinson making a clear case for letting people “move to think”, that means letting children take their natural path to unleash the potential within.