MAL BLACK

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MAL BLACK’s productions styles evolve from years of being a club DJ and are based heavily on the early 80’s electro sound as well as the disco funk of the 70’s.

While DJing MAL does not like to be slotted into one specific style, he says “Its basically electronic house music with an open mind. I never playlist a set I just prepare well and know my records and try to read the crowd and take it from there.” MAL has worked largely as a resident DJ in Ireland. With the most rewarding being “The Met/Arena” in his home town for a total of five years, a vast venue which had 3500 on its closing nite in august 2004.

Music being a passion MAL BLACK started producing. After a couple of years of experimentation, he met engineer DAVE LIEVENSE and from there on everything started to fall into place.
One of the first productions ‘Gravity Pull’ was picked up by Lee Softleys (Blue Amazon) Convert Recordings label for release. The track was supported by Fergie ,Steve Lawler, Lee Softley, Seb Fontaine, Paul Van Dyk to name a few.

Next production was’ Funk System’ which was heavily played by Paul Van Dyk who supported it relentlessly on his Berlin radio show as well as worldwide in his DJ sets. Paul Van Dyk even included the track on a cover mount CD with Mixmag (August 2003) Support also came from Tall Paul, John Askew, Seb Fontaine and Fat Boy Slim who played on his Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 from Brighton beach. The track itself was released by Dutyfree Recordings.

‘NY Beat’ was released also with Dutyfree along with ‘Funk System’. Tall Paul on first hearing this track signed it immediately and Paul said it was the biggest track of his American Tour. With support from DJ Dan, Robbie Rivera, Mistress Barbara, Antoine Clamaran amongst others, ‘N Y Beat’ has also been signed to Antoine Clamaran’s French label Academy along with remixes from Hungarian DJ Sterby.

Tracks have been included on various compilations albums including Tall Paul, Antoine Clamaran, Mistress Barbara, Paul Van Dyk and Richard Humpty.

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