PREMIERE: MALIK ALSTON – HALFTIME

Malik Alston is a Detroit musician and producer to the core. Having grown up in a household with a classically-trained vocalist/pianist mother and a father with a strong penchant for record collecting, Malik was quick to participate in local church and community choirs at a young age— quickly forging a need to find a voice of his own within the world of songwriting. With the goal of taking his gospel, jazz, R&B, funk, and soul tunes even further, a young Malik soon picked up the Yamaha RY30 drum machine (per the recommendation of his childhood friend Javonntte) to accompany the piano in his childhood home. It was also around this time that Malik found new inspiration on the dancefloor, where the sounds of “progressive” dance music began to dominate the local sound-systems in the mid-80s. Even Malik’s sister, Mareitta (who is also an accomplished musician in her own right), would take him to parties at her university, where the DJs continued to strengthen his spiritual connection to music. Malik went on to study electrical engineering at university, only to throw himself completely into music soon thereafter with the formation of his Industry One Studio (with Javonntte) and strong commitment to the dance. It’s this unique combination of formed experience that has allowed Malik to assume his singular vision as singer, musician, producer, dancer, collaborator, and underground pioneer.” GLOBALLY LIMITED

written by: Malik Alston
release date: 11/6/2020
label: @globallyltd
mastered by: Sarah Register
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