This week: Mala
(Special shout-out goes to America’s dubstep ambassador, Mr Joe Nice – nearly all of these clips are ripped from his seminal radio show ‘Gourmet Beats’ on Sub FM.)
Mala – Bring Sut Unt
Haywire DMZ banger circa 2005-2006. Unruly percussion coupled with that unhinged, warbling melody - could only be Mala Mystikz on the buttons.
Mala – Jah Power Dub
The definition of ‘sub workout’. One of those ‘wheel at the second drop’ tunes - maybe the best Mala tune ever?
Mala – Body Clock Delay
Head-nodder with a mesmerizing melody that manages to keep Joe Nice quiet for three whole minutes.
Mala, Quest and Silkie – Shirt and Tie
Blissed-out melodic stepper from the Medi camp. After years of us all rinsing the shoddy Antisocial Rinse FM rip on YouTube, Quest has blessed us with a full-length high quality stream on his Soundcloud. More of these please!
Mala – Dun Stinky
Mala & Sgt Pokes – Answer Me
Moody, eyes-down collab from the DMZ camp, providing a rare glimpse of the Sarge on production duties. Check this clip for a great mix out of Joker’s ‘Untitled_rsn’.
Mala – Livin Different VIP
Rare VIP cut of ‘Livin Different’. The original was a highlight of Mala’s ‘Return to Space’ album on DMZ, and this version comes close to topping it.