Boiler Room has welcomed a ripe selection of the most elite DJs from all corners of the musical spectrum since they began broadcasting in 2010, however a couple of weeks ago they welcomed dub figurehead Mala for the first time, which proved a big moment in the history of the site that has streamed DJ sets from all over the world.
As a pioneer of the dubstep genre, one half of Digital Mystikz and founder of the Deep Medi music label, Mala is a hugely respected figure in the world of underground sound system music and performed as part of Boiler Rooms’ most recent stream, which came live and direct from the Deep Medi showcase in London.
Starting off with a couple of dark and steady records, Mala fully kicks into his rhythm around the 10 minute mark when a rally of heavy low end tracks that provoke one of the most energetic Boiler Room crowds that I’ve personally ever seen. One moment that particularly stands out is Coki’s remix of Mavado’s Wah Dem A Do, which sees the audience in full sing a long mode going pretty mental. Effortless, seamless transitions and the odd spin back contribute to a stellar performance from one of the most important DJs in the world of sound system music.
Mala will be appearing in Leeds at the beginning of December as part of the SubDub weekender, which is one of the most notorious sound system parties in the UK. Curated by the Iration Steppas, who also power the party with their infamous sound system, the SubDub weekenders draw in fans from all over the country, with this instalment welcoming Hatcha, Alpha & Omega, Alpha Steppa, Jack Sparrow, Mungo’s HiFi, dBridge and Charlie P as well as Mala, who will be performing with Coki as Digital Mystikz.
Words by Josh Plews
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