With a rootsy aesthetic that’s paired with a knack for experimentation, Mala sits in a rare position at the junction between classicism and innovation. First gaining recognition for his seminal work alongside Coki and Loefah on his Digital Mystikz label, the South Londoner was responsible for a string of untouchable Dubstep classics. ‘Left Leg Out’, ‘Blue Notez’, ‘Anti War Dub’ and ‘Eyez’ are just a few of the cuts that encouraged countless disciples to follow his invitation to ‘meditate on the bass weight’-with a full arsenal of unreleased material only adding to his aura.
Recent years have seen Mala continue to hold it down for the sound he loves-with his stewardship of the respected Deep Medi making him one of the last remaining bastions for Dubstep’s more cerebral side. His solo work meanwhile took an exciting turn with the release of ‘Mala In Cuba’ on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood confirming that his vision as an artist stretches further than even some of his biggest fans may have previously imagined.