Artist

Mala

  • Picture of Mala © Teddy Fitzhugh

Biography

Digital Mystikz are a dubstep production duo (consisting of Mala and Coki - when the two started making music together as teenagers they were known as Malibu and Coke) from the South London suburb of Norwood. Along with Loefah and Sgt. Pokes, they operate the DMZ record label and host the influential bimonthly nightclub DMZ, held at the Mass club complex in Brixton, London. BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel was an early supporter of Digital Mystikz, eventually putting them in his annual 2004 Top 50 list at #29. They are among the scene's most famous producers. Their song "Anti War Dub" appeared in the 2006 film "Children of Men", although it wasn't included in the soundtrack. In the summer of 2008, Mala was chosen to headline the night portion of the Sonar Festival in Barcelona. In April 2011 Mala travelled to Cuba with Gilles Peterson who was returning to Havana to produce the second instalment in the 'Havana Cultura' series. While Peterson recorded new material with local musicians, Mala began work on a new album "Mala In Cuba", which was released in September 2012.

DMZ has been described as one of dubstep's two "most influential regular clubnight" (with its predecessor FWD>> the other one) and "central to the scene". Since starting in March 2005, the club's attendance has increased steadily. DMZ's first anniversary, when a queue of 600 people forced the club to move from its regular 400-capacity space to Mass' main room, has been cited as a pivotal moment in dubstep's history. BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, whose support of dubstep has increased the music's popularity, discovered it at DMZ. Straight outta Croydon fliers carry the slogan "come meditate on bass weight". In 2005, an assortment of songs were created specifically to be played on the club's soundsystem.

- Releases are sorted by the earliest release date.
- Some of the early DMZ releases were later sent off digital stores.
- Japanese version of Urban Ethics album (P-Vine Records / PCD-93430) features 3 bonus tracks - "Mappa Riddim", "Sweety" and "Dark Force".
- Japanese version of Mala in Cuba album (Beat Records / BRC-348) features 15th bonus track "Rising".

Tracks:

Remixes:

Mala

Coki

DMZ

Some of unreleased tracks, only played on radio/live shows(so-called dubplates and lost dubs):

Most of these can be found at YouTube.

Timeline