Digital Mystikz

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Digital Mystikz
Genres Dubstep
Labels DMZ
Website www.dmzuk.com
Members Mala, Coki

Digital Mystikz are a dubstep production duo (consisting of Mala and Coki - when the two started making music together as teenagers they were known as Malibu and Coke) from the South London suburb of Norwood.[1][2] Along with Loefah and Sgt. Pokes, they operate the DMZ record label and host the influential[3] bimonthly[4] nightclub DMZ, held at the Mass club complex in Brixton, London.[5] BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel was an early supporter of Digital Mystikz, eventually putting them in his annual 2004 Top 50 list at #29.[6] They are among the scene's most famous producers.[7] Their song "Anti War Dub" appeared in the 2006 film "Children of Men", although it wasn't included in the soundtrack. In the summer of 2008, Mala was chosen to headline the night portion of the Sonar Festival in Barcelona.[8] In April 2011 Mala travelled to Cuba with Gilles Peterson who was returning to Havana to produce the second instalment in the 'Havana Cultura' series. While Peterson recorded new material with local musicians, Mala began work on a new album "Mala In Cuba",[9] which was released in September 2012.

DMZ[edit]

DMZ Logo

DMZ has been described as one of dubstep's two "most influential regular clubnight[s]" (with its predecessor FWD>> the other one)[10] and "central to the scene".[11] Since starting in March 2005, the club's attendance has increased steadily.[12] DMZ's first anniversary, when a queue of 600 people[13] forced the club to move from its regular 400-capacity space[5] to Mass' main room, has been cited as a pivotal moment in dubstep's history.[10] BBC Radio 1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs, whose support of dubstep has increased the music's popularity, discovered it at DMZ.[14] Straight outta Croydon fliers carry the slogan "come meditate on bass weight".[7] In 2005, an assortment of songs were created specifically to be played on the club's soundsystem.[3]

Discography[edit]

Release date Label Cat# Artists Release name Format
2004a Big Apple Records BAM 004 Digital Mystikz Pathways / Ugly 12"
2004b Rephlex CAT 160 CD Digital Mystikz, Loefah, Kode9 Grime 2 12" / CD
2004c DMZ DMZ 001 Digital Mystikz & Loefah Twisup 12" / Web
2004d DMZ DMZ 002 Digital Mystikz & Loefah Dubsession 12" / Web
2005a DMZ DMZ 003 Mala & Loefah Da Wrath / Twisup (VIP Mixes) 12" / Web
2005b DMZ DMZ 004 Coki Officer / Mood Dub 12" / Web
2005c DMZ DMZ 005 Digital Mystikz Neverland / Stuck 12" / Web
2005d DMZ DMZ 006 Loefah Root / The Goat Stare 12" / Web
2006a DMZ DMZ 007 Digital Mystikz Haunted / Anti War Dub 12" / Web
2006b DMZ DMZ 008 Digital Mystikz Ancient Memories 12" / Web
2006c Soul Jazz Records SJR 134-12 Digital Mystikz Misty Winter / Conference 12" / Web
2006d Soul Jazz Records SJR 135-12 Digital Mystikz Walkin' With Jah / Earth A Run Red 12" / Web
2006e Tectonic TEC008 Digital Mystikz & Loefah System / Molten 12" / Web
2006f DMZ DMZ 009 Loefah Mud / Ruffage 12" / CD
2006g DMZ DMZ 010 Mala Left Leg Out / Blue Notez 12"
2006h Tempa TEMPA 024 Coki Tortured / Shattered 12" / Web
2007a DMZ DMZ 011 Mala Bury Da Bwoy / Hunter 12"
2007b Deep Medi Musik MEDI-03 Coki & Loefah Disko Rekah / All Of A Sudden 12" / Web
2007c Deep Medi Musik MEDI-04 Mala Changes / Forgive 12" / Web
2007d DMZ DMZ 012 Mala Lean Forward / Learn 12"
2007e Not on label I&I001 Mala Alicia 12"
2007f Not on label I&I002 Mala In Luv 12"
2007g Big Apple Records BAM 009 Coki Red Eye 12"
2007h DMZ DMZ 013 Coki Spongebob / The End 12"
2007i Tempa TEMPA 030 Coki & Benga Night 12" / CD
2007j Ringo Records RNG004 Coki Mad Head / Bass 12"
2008a Disfigured Dubz DIS002 Digital Mystikz / Silkie Shake Out Your Demons / Cyber Dub 12"
2008b Soul Jazz Records SJR 161-12 Digital Mystikz & Kode9 Wait / Magnetic City 12" / CD
2008c Sub Freq Recordings FREQ001 Coki vs Chefal Bloodthirst / Electro Bashment 12" / CD
2008d Soul Jazz Records SJR 172-12 Digital Mystikz & Kode9 Thief In The Night / Stung 12" / CD
2008e DMZ DMZ 014 Coki Triple Six / Road Rage 12"
2008f Deep Medi Musik MEDI-10 Mala Miracles / New Life Baby Paris 12" / Web
2009a Dancing Demons DDEMON001 Coki Square Off / Warlord Riddim 12"
2009b Ringo Records RNG008 Johnny Clark VS Mala & Coki Sinners / Goblin 12"
2009c Hyperdub HDBCD005 Mala & Cooly G 5 Years Of Hyperdub CD / Web
2010a DMZ DMZLP001 Mala Return II Space 12"
2010b Soul Jazz Records SJR 233-12 Four Tet vs Mala Nothing To See / Don’t Let Me Go 12" / Web
2010c DMZ DMZ 021 Digital Mystikz Education / Horrid Henry 12"
2010d DMZ DMZLP002 Coki Urban Ethics 12" / CD / Web
2010e Honest Jon's Records HJP54 Moritz Von Oswald Trio & Digital Mystikz Restructure 2 12" / Web
2011a Tempa TEMPA 055 Coki Boomba 12" / Web
2011b Sum Ting New STN 002 Cotti ft Badness & Coki vs Cotti Teen Wolf / Jugger-Nog 12" / Web
2011c AWD AWD001 Coki Lucifer / Ruff Lovin' 12"
2011d DMZ DMZEP001 Coki Don’t Get It Twisted 12" / Web
2011e DMZ DMZ 023 Mala Eyez VIP 12"
2012a DMZ DMZ 022 Digital Mystikz Marduk / Enter Dimensions 12"
2012b AWD AWD002 Coki Duppy Soursop 12"
2012c DMZ DMZ 026 Coki Haymaker / Revolution 12"
2012d DMZ DMZEP002 Coki Don’t Get It Twisted Vol. 2 12" / Web
2012e Brownswood Recordings BWOOD090LP Mala Mala in Cuba 12" / CD / Web
2012f Don't Get It Twisted DGIT001 Coki Bob's Pillow / Spooky 12" / Web
2012g AWD AWD003 Coki Dry Cry (Soundboy) 12"
2012h DMZ DMZ 029 Mala Stand Against War / Maintain Thru Madness 12"
2013a Don't Get It Twisted DGIT002 Coki & Blacks Hold On Wait / Bedouins 12" / Web
2013b Don't Get It Twisted DGIT004 Coki Voodoo Dolls / Prototype 12" / Web
2013c DMZ DMZ 030 Digital Mystikz 2 Much Chat / Coral Reef 12"
2014a AWD AWD004 Coki Demonator / Indian Girl 12"
2014b Deep Medi Musik MEDi7001 Mala I Wait, Pt. 2 7" / Web
2014c Berceuse Heroique BH 0.5 Loefah Woman / Midnight 12"

- Releases are sorted by the earliest release date.
- Some of the early DMZ releases were later sent off digital stores.
- Japanese version of Urban Ethics album (P-Vine Records / PCD-93430) features 3 bonus tracks - "Mappa Riddim", "Sweety" and "Dark Force".
- Japanese version of Mala in Cuba album (Beat Records / BRC-348) features 15th bonus track "Rising".

Appearings on other releases/compilations/mixes/shows[edit]

Tracks:

  • Mala - City Cycle [Scientist Launches Dubstep Into Outer Space]
  • Mala - Level Nine (Level 9) [5 Years Of Hyperdub]
  • Mala - Explorer [Modeselektion Vol.01]
  • Mala - Expected [Hyperdub 10.1]
  • Coki & N-Type - Debt [The Croydon Dubheadz]
  • Coki - Ransom [Future Bass]
  • Coki - Madman [Wheel & Deal Dubstep Vol.1]
  • Coki - New Blood [Rinse 09, mixed]
  • Coki - Not Today [Dubstep Allstars: Vol.05, mixed]
  • Coki - Volvic [Dubstep Allstars: Vol.05, mixed]
  • Coki - Chicken Bop [released as a freebie exclusively through XLR8R]
  • Coki & Chefal ft. Doctor - Stages [Dubstep Allstars: Vol.07, mixed]
  • Digital Mystikz - Give Jah Glory [Tempa Allstars Vol. 2]
  • Digital Mystikz - Guilty (ft.Sgt Pokes) [Box Of Dub]
  • Digital Mystikz - Third One [Box Of Dub 2]
  • Digital Mystikz - Heartless Ninja [Dubstep allstars vol 3, mixed]
  • Digital Mystikz - Chaser [Dubstep allstars vol 4, mixed]
  • Digital Mystikz - Clash [Dubstep allstars vol 4, mixed]

Remixes:

Mala

  • 2008 Skream - Midnight Request Line [Skream!]
  • 2010 Grace Jones - Love You To Life [Love You To Life]
  • 2011 Lee 'Scratch' Perry vs Digital Mystikz - Like The Way You Should / Obeah Room (Mala Remixes)
  • 2011 King Midas Sound - Earth A Kill Ya [Without You]
  • 2011 Sizzla - One Love [Greensleeves Dubstep Chapter 1]
  • 2010 Andreya Triana - A Town Called Obsolete [Ninja Tune XX: Volume 2]

Coki

  • 2007 Richie Spice - Burning (Remix)
  • 2010 Badness - Nightmare (Coki & Cotti Remix) [Nightmare (Remixes)]
  • 2011 Busy Signal Featuring Mavado - Badman Place [Greensleeves Dubstep Chapter 1]
  • 2011 Vybz Kartel - Emergency [Greensleeves Dubstep Chapter 1]
  • 2011 Mavado - Gangsta 4 Life (Weh Dem A Do) [Greensleeves Dubstep Chapter 1]
  • 2012 Nneka - My Home (Digital Mystikz Remix)

DMZ

  • 2006 Fat Freddy's Drop - Cay's Crays (Digital Mystikz Version) [Dub Versions]

Unreleased[edit]

Some of unreleased tracks, only played on radio/live shows(so-called dubplates and lost dubs):

  • Mala - 5 minutes later
  • Mala - Adultz Only
  • Mala - Ama
  • Mala - Answer Me
  • Mala - Bad Spirits On Shoulders
  • Mala - Big Leg Movement
  • Mala - Bring Sut Unt
  • Mala - Body Clock Delay
  • Mala - Bun Da System
  • Mala - Conference Part 2
  • Mala - Cowboy Dub
  • Mala - Creepah
  • Mala - Drunken Swagger
  • Mala - Dub Grub
  • Mala - Dun Stinky
  • Mala - Energy
  • Mala - Enter
  • Mala - Get Up
  • Mala - Harvest
  • Mala - Hindsight
  • Mala - Jah Power Dub
  • Mala - One Hope
  • Mala - Runway
  • Mala - Save Me
  • Mala - Say Without Words
  • Mala - Strangers From Paradise
  • Mala - Sundayz
  • Mala - Tiger Dance
  • Mala - Tombstone
  • Mala - Torn at the Roots
  • Mala - Whoop
  • Mala & Orson - Friday B4
  • Mala & Quest - Stand Off
  • Mala, Silkie, Quest - Shirt & Tie
  • Coki - Artikal Sound
  • Coki - Badness
  • Coki - Badman Ras Livity riddim
  • Coki - Beepy
  • Coki - Buzzin/Gypsy Skank
  • Coki - Catman
  • Coki - Chalice
  • Coki - Checkmate!
  • Coki - Countdown
  • Coki - Crystal Lake
  • Coki - Da Dogz
  • Coki - Da Edit
  • Coki - Fighter
  • Coki - Goon attack
  • Coki - Gotham
  • Coki - Heartless Ninja
  • Coki - Heights Of Heaven/Bed Time
  • Coki - His Majesty
  • Coki - I Am...
  • Coki - I Swear
  • Coki - Jim Brown
  • Coki - Light one
  • Coki - Lowdown
  • Coki - Luxor
  • Coki - Macca
  • Coki - Monkey
  • Coki - Mourning Soul
  • Coki - Murderer
  • Coki - Pride & Joy
  • Coki - Prince of Persia
  • Coki - Roger That
  • Coki - Satanic Attack
  • Coki - Staggered
  • Coki - Standard
  • Coki - Stargate
  • Coki - Stepper's Vibe
  • Coki - Stinkin' Rich
  • Coki - Super Riddim
  • Coki - The Balance
  • Coki - The Box Fish (Electrostep)
  • Coki - The Shift
  • Coki - The Shizbiz
  • Coki - Volvic
  • Coki & Benga - Nando's
  • Coki & Chef - Twisted Metal (Liquid Metal)
  • Loefah - 3rd Choice (2nd Drop Unreleased Version)
  • Loefah - Babylon
  • Loefah - Boiler Suit
  • Loefah - Champion
  • Loefah - Drive Bi
  • Loefah - Encona
  • Loefah - Get A Rush/Mile High Club
  • Loefah - Hurricane Kick
  • Loefah - Left Right Left
  • Loefah - Memory Loss
  • Loefah - Natural Charge
  • Loefah - Norwood
  • Loefah - Rebel
  • Loefah - Root VIP
  • Loefah - Scotty
  • Loefah - Struck Dumb
  • D1 - Crack Bong (Loefah Remix)
  • Digital Mystikz - 10 Dread Commandments VIP
  • Digital Mystikz - Anti War Dub VIP
  • Digital Mystikz - Ital
  • Digital Mystikz vs Mighty Zulu Nation - Justice Day

Most of these can be found at YouTube.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Digital Mystikz". Fact Magazine. 2010-04-28. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  2. ^ "Zoopersound". Zoopersound.de. 1999-02-22. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  3. ^ a b Pitchfork Feature: Column: The Month in Grime / Dubstep[dead link]
  4. ^ Dabrye interview by Tom Churchill[dead link]
  5. ^ a b Pitchfork Feature: Column: The Month in Grime / Dubstep[dead link]
  6. ^ "Radio 1 - Keeping It Peel - Festive 50s - 2004". BBC. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  7. ^ a b "No Cover Review: Joe Nice". Citypaper.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Radio 1 - Events - Sonar". BBC. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  9. ^ "Clash Music -Mala working on cuban album - 2012". clash music. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  10. ^ a b "RA: Dubstep 101 - Feature / Interview". Residentadvisor.net. 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  11. ^ "Dubstep - Features - Music - Time Out London". Timeout.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  12. ^ "Dubstep - Features - Music - Time Out London". Timeout.com. Retrieved 2012-02-27. 
  13. ^ About 2 Blow: Dubstep: RWD Magazine[dead link]
  14. ^ de Wilde, Gervase (2006-10-14). "Put a bit of dub in your step: a new form of dance music from Croydon is ready to conquer the world". The Daily Telegraph (London). 

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