Producer • Audio Engineer • Sound Designer • Photographer
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MALAKAI is the musical vision of Brooklyn, NY based producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, Malakai Linden. His music draws from many influences and strives to bridge a gap between electronic and acoustic worlds, incorporating the sounds of real-world instruments into beautiful bass driven electronic beats. MALAKAI’s live show feature his eclectic beats mixed with live instrumentation and home-brewed samples. He began producing music in 2011 at the age of 17 under the guidance of acclaimed producer/guitarist Derek VanScoten (D.V.S*, Cloudchord).
Having recently finished up his degree in Music Technology and Audio Engineering at New York University, MALAKAI is looking to the future with a number of new projects on his plate. In 2016 he teamed up with several other New York City based musicians and artists to form It’s Gonna Be Alright – Arts Collective, a group dedicated to bringing people together through forward thinking music and visual art.
Since his start, MALAKAI has shared stages with internationally renowned artists such as Emancipator, Random Rab, Clozee, D.V.S* (Cloudchord), Giraffage, and Purity Ring, to name a few. In April 2016, he put out his third release, an EP titled Bayou Dusk, available online, and is currently in the midst of working on a new series of releases including several collaboration projects to be released in 2017.