Mala / Dva / Kuedo / Kode9 Decadubs 1 EP Hyperddub celebrate 10 years of releasing some of the most mind bending, genre busting electonic, music around. This is the first 12" sampler to accompany CD release.The first of the collective vinyl releases from the first of Hyperdub's 10th Anniversary compilations kicks things off with Mala’s ‘Expected (Level 10)’, a classic, rock solid, melancholy half-step bulldozer, with rich moog top melody. The second track is ‘Technical Difficulties’, an unusually dark and minimal piece from DVA, all swirling bass and punched in drums at a lumbering pace. Kuedo’s ‘Mtzpn’ is a downcast, rainy hip hop instrumental with splashy high hats and wavy chords. The EP finishes with Helix’s microedited take on Kode9’s ‘Xingfu Lu’, with the original track’s droney melody looped into tight repeating snippets over rugged 140 beats. Hyperdub 12"
Hyperdub 10.1 Mala / Flowdan / Burial / Kode9 & The Spaceape Hyperdub celebrates being 10 with a tidy collection of new tracks on disc one and highlights from the last decade on the second In 2014 Hyperdub is 10 years old. Founded by DJ and producer Kode9, the label has grown from its humble origins as a left-field dubstep label, and spread out to function as a cross-genre hub, absorbing sounds and ideas, keeping listeners on their toes, and refreshing itself while still maintaining its core sensibilities. To celebrate, Hyperdub will release four compilations which cluster thematic highlights from the last five years, all augmented with new material, as well as staging a number of international showcase events across the year. First up comes ‘Hyperdub 10.1’, a double CD covering the label’s dance floor dimension. Disc 1 features almost all new material from Hyperdub regulars such as Kode9 & The Spaceape, Quarta 330 and DJ Rashad, along with old and new allies. Opening with the oddball groove of DVA's 'Mad Hatter', we move into young Detroit producer Kyle Hall's 'Girl U So Strong', a slow builder that culminates in a blissed-out g-funk groove, Mala's 'Expected', a rock solid, melancholy half-step bulldozer, Kuedo's 'Mtzpn', Morgan Zarate's recent martial snare anthem, 'Kaytsu' and Helix's club-ready remix of Kode9's 2013 'Xingfu Lu'. We also welcome back Flowdan, who appeared on early label hit ‘Skeng,’ with the malevolent, Footsie-produced 'Ambush'. The pace picks up on the second half of the CD with a volley of woozy and twisted footwork from most of the key members of Chicago’s Teklife crew. Taso & Djunya's Darwinian 'Only The Strongest Survive' descends into DJ Spinn's bombastic 'All My Teklife', DJ Taye's fizzling R&B jam, 'Get Em Up', the immaculate diva vocal cut-up of 'I'm Gonna Get You', DJ Rashad and Gantman's squiggly banger 'Acid LIfe', and the stone cold 'Icemaster' by Heavee. Earl, Rashad & Taye's 'Bombaklot' takes Hyperdub full circle with a yardcore bomb like a 2014 upgrade of the label's early days. Disc 1 closes with 'Chasing A Beast', a new gnarly hip hop track from Kode9 & The Spaceape, and Tokyo-based veteran ally Quarta330, who crafts in ‘Hanabi’ an epic, uptempo synthesiser jam. Disc 2 spotlights 17 high points of Hyperdub’s last half-decade, proven dance floor material from the grittier end of UK funky, grime, dubstep, hip hop and footwork. Hyperdub CD
UNTITLED Various Artists / KWAKE BASS / Mala / Nubya Garcia / SHABAKA HUTCHINGS THE VINYL FACTORY LP
Mala / James Blake Changes - James Blake Remix Limited edition 12" Mala received an email from James Blake saying “I’ve just done a remix”. This Harmonimix was attached. After almost 3 years of only Mala and James playing this piece of music as an exclusive dubplate to their audiences in dances across the world, they’ve finally decided to give his remix a release and it is well worth the wait!https://www.facebook.com/malamystikz https://www.facebook.com/jamesblakemusic Deep Medi Musik 12"
Mala Noches Suenos (Mala & Simbad Super Dub) Mala returns this time with friend and collaborator Simbad, reworking the single Noches Suenos from his acclaimed Mala in Cuba album. Limited 10" pressing.Mala takes a step southwards towards Croydon and his dubstep roots, going deeper and more Mystik in style, while keeping those lucid, dream like jazz vocals provided by Havana’s Danay Suarez. Brownswood Recordings 10" Out of Stock
Mala Stand Against War / Maintain Thru Madness Repress of this much in demand DMZ 12" which hasn't been around for a while. Rhythmical, tribal sounds from one of the don's of the deep sound, Mala. DMZ 12" Out of Stock
Mala Mala In Cuba The vinyl boxsets went ridiculously quickly but good news at last!! We're now expecting a new vinyl edition that will be spread across 4 x 12"s in a full colour gatefold sleeve with download code that comes with extra bonus tracks! Digital Mystikz' Mala and Brownswood Recordings main man Gilles Peterson collaborated with some local musicians in Havana, Cuba last year and this is the outcome! ‘Mala in Cuba’ marries the intricate rhythms and deep, spiritual roots of Cuba with Mala’s own roots in South London and his dedication to bass culture...they were recording sessions for Gilles’s ‘Havana Cultura: The Search Continues’ album at Abdala Studios – Mala installed himself in a small studio across the corridor from the main hub. With a constant stream of gifted local musicians and vocalists passing through, from diva Danay Suarez to the legendary percussionist Changuito and acclaimed pianist Roberto Fonseca, this was a true journey of discovery for everyone concerned. Mala is universally respected as an innovator and leader not only within the global dubstep movement but also within the broader electronic realm. Brownswood Recordings CD | LP Out of Stock
Mala Changes / Forgive Much needed repress of this early Deep Medi 12" from Mala. Changes is a stone cold modern classic now with those haunting vocals & tribal percussion. Deep Medi 12" Out of Stock
Mala / Theo Parrish Como Como (Theo Parrish remix) Limited & one off pressing! Theo Parrish (Sound Signature / 3 Chairs) maintains the languorous, dreamy vibe of Mala’s original but opens out the groove, allowing the South Londoner’s warm sub-bass to flex its muscle. The bass weight is tempered by deep, mantric keys; the soft choral vocals of Sexto Sentido; and Dreiser’s spiritual incantations. Brownswood 10" Out of Stock