Mala is one half of Digital Mystikz: South London’s finest purveyors of meditational bass weight. Pioneers of the thriving dubstep scene, producers & DJs as well as label owners and promoters, they unleashed a dense concentration of dubwise good vibrations in the music's early years that would make Jah Shaka and Aba Shanti equally proud. The Mystikz’ own label DMZ has been a flagship for the movement, and the London institution Soul Jazz is fond of them too, as is Aphex Twin’s Rephlex label. Their self-titled label night in deepest Brixton, now defunct, was where spiritual explorers went for the grittiest grime aftermath, where all drops came spiked with bouncing natty dreads and rude MCs. In this talk at the 2008 Red Bull Music Academy, the DMZ boy wonder explains why he refuses to label his bass excursions.

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