MALA
03
/
16
(五)
票價預售票W/ 1 DRINK NT.650
現場票W/ 1 DRINK NT.750
場地KORNER
主辦KORNER
Envelope
演出開始
23
:
50
預估結束
05
:
00

MALA


Mala 身兼製作人、DJ 、廠牌主理人等多重身份,他的音樂視野對 dubstep 的演化有很深遠的影響和貢獻。但對 Mala 的樂迷來說,不論是他的音樂或 DJ 演出都有更深一層的意義: 藉由特定頻率,他的音樂具有凝聚群眾的信念。
二千年初,dubstep 還在萌芽階段,Mala 以 South London 為基地開始推廣他所熱愛的音樂, 致力於探索和吸收當時地下音樂場景富饒的音樂養份,例如 Big Apple 唱片行、club Forward 在 Plastic People 舉辦的系列派對、和當時還是海盜電台的 Rinse FM。他和好友 Coki 及另外 兩名伙伴 Loefah 和 St Pokes 組成 Digital Mystikz ,除了開始製作音樂,還舉辦 DMZ 派對, 這是當時第一個以 dubstep 為主的大型系列活動。
他早期的 dubplate (黑膠測試片) 受到前輩 DJ Hatcha 的青睞並發行於他的廠牌 Big Apple Records。隨著作品的累積,廠牌 DMZ 成立並開始發行黑膠唱片,數年過後這些唱片被公認 為 dubstep 的重要基石。像是 “Learn” 充分展現 Mala 對節奏的獨特見解,或是受到 7/7 倫敦 地鐵報炸案啟發的作品 “Anti War Dub”,他的才華不僅止於令人驚艷的節奏,還有他藉由音樂 傳達理念的深厚內涵。
dubstep 從一開始的在地文化逐漸拓展成全國運動,再一路演進成國際浪潮,Mala 始終扮演 先鋒角色引領/凝聚一票死忠樂迷。Mala 個人廠牌 The Deep Medi 以濳力新血為出發點, 有別於 DMZ 的穩健步伐,2012年 已發行 58 張 12 吋黑膠和 7 張專輯。Mala 於 2010 年在 DMZ 發行專輯 “Return II Space” 。他的作品還被電影 “Children of Men” (人類之子) 相中當成 電影配樂,讓他有機會可以跨國和有相同理念的製作人交流、建立關係和炮製混音作品,例如 NYC 的 Francois K、Basic Channel 的 Moritz Von Ozwald、Grace Jones 和 Lee “Scratch” Perry...等 。
不論是音樂場景、活動規模、與大咖或電影合作,這些看似成功的指標對 Mala 來說都不算太 重要,他始終最在乎的還是對聲音的探索,以及如何把他對音樂的理念透過頻率和諧波用一種泰然、能量充滿又平靜的方式傳達給他的聽眾。

Mala is a producer, DJ, label owner and visionary best known for his contributions to the scene known as dubstep. But to people who have been touched by his music or moved by his DJing, he holds deeper place in their hearts. Through certain frequencies, his music carries a message that fundamentally connects people.
Mala began spreading this message from South London in the early ‘00s, when the dubstep scene was a tiny, ignored community of likeminded individuals, committed to exploration and imbibing of subsonic frequencies in locations like the record shop Big Apple, club Forward>> at Plastic People and pirate station Rinse FM. He formed production outfit Digital Mystikz with one friend Coki and by adding two others, Loefah and St Pokes, they launched the DMZ night, the first club night to share dubstep on a wider scale.
His music was first cut to dubplate and played by pioneering DJ, Hatcha and released on his label Big Apple Records. As the music began to flow, the DMZ label was born to share it on vinyl and now, years later, those records are viewed as foundational dubstep milestones. Tracks like “Learn” displayed Mala’s breathtaking and intuitive sense of rhythm, while “Anti War Dub” – played the weekend after the 7/7 London tube bombings – showed both Mala’s talent for uplifting percussive groove but his ability to express message and meaning through his music.
As dubstep began to shift from tiny collective to national and then international movement, Mala was at the forefront of the wave, able to take his frequencies to ever increasing audiences and communities. The Deep Medi label was formed and began showcasing likeminded production talent from beyond the DMZ stable, releasing to date, 58 12” vinyl singles and 7 artist albums. Mala himself released his longplayer “Return II Space.” His music has been used in major motion pictures (“Children of Men”) and he has had the opportunity to remix and connect with likeminded artists from other movements like NYC’s Francois K, Moritz Von Ozwald from Basic Channel, Grace Jones, and Lee “Scratch” Perry, amongst others. This year he launched his new night System.
Fundamentally however, scenes, gig sizes, notable collaborations and major motion picture soundtracks are milestones of little import to someone like Mala. What was and remains central to him is his deep connection with sound and his ability to create frequencies and harmonics that share that connection in a way that blissfully, powerfully and peacefully unifies all those who listen.

Martin Clark aka Blackdown LDN Summer 2012
文 : Martin Clark aka Blackdown
翻譯 : Envelope
Date : LDN Summer 2012

日期:2018年3月16日 (五)
時間:23:50-05:00
地點:KORNER|台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1
票價:預售 Adv. 650元|現場 At Door 750元

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