Mala is one-half of the South London dubstep duo Digital Mystikz, highly coveted producers and early champions of the genre’s rougher, clubbier side. Along with DM member Coki and fellow dubsteppers Loefah and Sgt. Pokes, Mala founded the influential DMZ label, which has since become the main outlet for various productions by the crew and other producers who follow their sound.
DMZ has also sprouted a popular bimonthly club night, one of the first dubstep events to take hold in the UK, and which served as a pivotal platform in the rise of the genre. Mala’s productions have tended toward a tougher, more bass-heavy, club version of the dubstep sound, which has in turn influenced artists such as Benga and Skream. This year, Mala brings the DMZ DJing experience to MUTEK stages.