Denver, CO based live-electronic trio, The Malah, have been captivating ears across the country with their organic, electro grooves since 2003. Having recently relocated to the burgeoning music scene in Colorado, by way of Greenville, SC, The Malah have spent the last decade touring relentlessly, mastering their sound, and gaining a devout fan-base along the way.
In a scene where live-electronic music is running rampant, the Malah have managed to stand out by mixing rich, earthy atmospheres with electrifying rhythms. The trio explores the meeting point of cutting-edge technology and ancient musical theory. Creating a unique sound that is praised in both the “Jam” and “Electronica” communities. The music is constantly evolving and brings together influences from an endless array of genres including Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, World Beat, Trance, and Breakbeat with an effortless transition.
Truly a musical journey, every note is strategically placed with the utmost care; every melody finds its cosmic percussion partner in the sound space continuum. With a focus on layers and melody, bassist Elliott Vaughn provides a steady backdrop groove to compliment the axe wizardry of Brandon Maynard. With both members adding in carefully crafted beats and samples, the sound is met in a musical utopia by the explosive percussion of drummer Seth Fankhauser.
With two studio albums now under their belt and a third in the works, the band has arrived at their most mature and polished sound to date. Their latest live release, Live From Earth 2010 compilation, features new and unreleased material including very special guest performances from Mike Rempel (Lotus) and Dominic Lalli (Big Gigantic), along with remastered versions of fan favorites & a free download of the track "High Hopes". Live from Earth, catalogs what was a huge year for the band as they spread their uplifting grooves across the country. Now hard at work in the studio, the trio is putting finishing touches on their highly anticipated third album set to be released in 2012.
Originating in Ft. Collins, Co in 2006, DubSkin has since become a prominent fixture on the American reggae scene. After releasing two full length albums, Love in Spite of in 2007 and No End in Time in 2009, DubSkin has just finished their best work to date Release from Fear. This collection of songs, that was written and recorded in 2011 and was mixed by Jason "Jocko Randall of John Brown's Body, incorporates many styles of reggae and beyond. Running the gamut from roots, steppers, rockers and dancehall, Release from Fear also shows DubSkin’s love for many other styles of music including hip-hop, rock, funk and more. In addition to recording ground breaking music, DubSkin has also played some of the top venues and festivals in America including Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Wakarusa, Camp Bisco, Summer Camp, Desert Rocks and more. Combining soulful vocals, conscious lyrics, catchy melodies and body moving rhythms, DubSkin is blazing a trail of their own in the reggae musical landscape.