More News of Dubstep's Impending Takeover: Mala This Thursday at the Vagabond
Luckily, a few years later, Mala and the like-minded came around to inject the soul back into it all. As part of the Digital Mystikz crew, Mala and partner Coki went back even to the beginning of jungle, taking that genre's dub and reggae influences and dragging them back into the future. Dubstep's basslines got heavier and heavier, and vocal snippets and actual melodies came back. And over the last five years or so, Mala's star has only risen. Digital Mystikz is now one of the genre's flagship labels, as is their same-named party in Brixton, London.
Mala. With Juan Basshead, Gooddroid, Ashworth, Otto von Schirach, and others. Thursday, September 17. The Vagabond, 30 NE 14th St., Miami. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets cost $7 in advance from wantickets.com. Ages 21+ with ID. 305-379-0508; thevagabondmiami.com