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Studio Party: Mala (DMZ / Digital Mystikz), Alec Sander (DUNJ) & Jungist

presented by Astral People

30 May 2024

In the Studio

Contemporary Music

Local heroes Astral People deliver another incredible night of influential beats, as UK dubstep innovator and electronic music producer Mala returns to Australia for a bass-heavy Vivid LIVE Studio Party. With guest DJs Alec Sander (DUNJ) and Jungist.

The sort of venomous energy that modern club experimentalists aspire to channel.

Resident Advisor on Mala

The return of a UK dubstep legend

Proving their mettle as one of Australia’s most innovative music companies, tastemaking label Astral People deliver a Studio Party led by a bona fide UK dance music legend: dubstep star Mala, one half of seminal duo Digital Mystikz and the man behind the influential record label and club night DMZ. This is Mala’s first Australian appearance in more than a decade – and a Studio Party you won’t want to miss.  

Mala

Emerging in the early aughts just as UK garage mutated into dubstep, South London producers Mala and Coki – aka Digital Mystikz – were instrumental in shaping the sound of British dance music in the 21st century. Their dark and atmospheric sound yielded dubstep classics “Bury Da Bwoy”, “Haunted” and “Anti War Dub”, while their. Since the duo’s 2010 albums Urban Ethics and Return to Space, Mala has continued to push his sound in new directions, taking his dubstep rhythms to Cuba for 2012’s Mala In Cuba and Peru on its 2016 follow up, Mirrors.

Alec Sander (DUNJ)

As co-founder of the Sydney-based event collective DUNJ, Alec Sander (aka Wompa) has become an integral part of the city’s underground music scene. He is known for his bass-focussed dancefloor sounds, generously immersive sets, and deep, eclectic taste in electronic music.

Jungist

Hong Kong-born, Eora-based Jungist is a DJ, producer, promoter and co-founder of Decay Audio. A champion of underground and experimental sounds, she is known for her broad yet brooding selections, cinematic soundscapes, noise, ambience and hypnotic rhythms.

Astral People

Since its formation in 2011, Astral People has become one of Australia’s most innovative artist management and international touring companies. Their roster of local artists includes Cosmo’s Midnight, Winston Surfshirt and Wave Racer, and they’ve toured in-demand international acts like Fred again…, 100 gecs, Stormzy and Arlo Parks and John Talabot. The label has also curated unforgettable events at Splendour in the Grass, Strawberry Fields and Vivid LIVE, where they’ve been a festival favourite for the past decade.

Presented by Sydney Opera House

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