Malaa Throws Down for His Biggest Show Yet in Denver

Malaa Throws Down for His Biggest Show Yet in Denver

The French producer and DJ known as Malaa has become one of the biggest names in house music. G-house, to be exact. This producer is a part of Tchami’s Confession Label and has been pumping out tracks for the past seven years. On Spotify alone, Malaa has over 1.3 million monthly listeners! Some of his most notorious tracks (see what we did there?) include “Notorious,” “Revolt” featuring Jacknife, and “Made In France” with DJ Snake, Tchami, and Mercer.

Malaa‘s identity is unknown, as this mysterious performer wears a black balaclava on stage and doesn’t speak into the microphone during his sets. On September 30th, Malaa released his debut album, Don Malaa. This 14-track album includes just under 45 minutes of dance-worthy deep house music. The album also contains a handful of collaborations with talented artists, including Fivio Foreign, Jadakiss, Ghostface Killah, and more.

The Don Malaa Album Tour

On Saturday, October 1st, house-heads traveled to the Mission Ballroom in Denver, Colorado, to see Malaa for themselves. The Don Malaa tour is Malaa‘s most extensive tour to date and touches down in cities across the United States. Also on the lineup for the show were RC3 and Wax Motif.

RC3

Attendees wasted no time filling the venue to see RC3 kick off the night. This producer and DJ are local to the Denver area. He has played alongside artists, including John Summit, Jauz, and Loud Luxury. In addition to this, he’s also played at Global Dance Festival! During his set, he was able to get the crowd energized and ready for the night. RC3 played some crowd favorites that everyone was familiar with, along with brand-new unreleased tunes. He even brought out Masteria as a special guest!

Wax Motif

Australian producer and DJ Wax Motif, was next to take the stage. Although his style of music can be classified as G-house, he draws inspiration from R&B, disco, UK bass, and more. Throughout the years, he’s had releases on various record labels, such as Tchami’s Confession and Diplo’s Mad Decent. He recently released his highly anticipated 17-track debut album, House of Wax.

During his set, Wax Motif stood behind a DJ booth that had a small screen for visuals in front of it where his logo flashed in bright colors. “Bunda” with Dances With White Girls was one of the first tracks he played, which got the entire crowd dancing. By now, the venue seemed at capacity already. At one point, Wax Motif stopped the music and was overwhelmed by everyone cheering for him, but he deserved it!

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During a brief set change, the crew unveiled brand new production; let us tell you; it did not disappoint. The large set almost mimicked an abandoned building with portions of chain link fence, bricks, and graffiti-looking artwork. Where the windows would be, there were large LED screens that flashed changing visuals throughout the show. Malaa wore his black balaclava, of course, and a red leather jacket.

Throughout the night, Malaa played classic tracks of his, such as “Notorious” along with remixes of other popular tracks like “Drugs From Amsterdam” by Mau P. Additionally, he played a bunch of new tracks from Don Malaa. The crowd went absolutely wild for tracks like “Hypnotic” and “How it is“. Cryo and colorful lights added to the experience. The crowd didn’t even dissipate until his set was about over, and it was fantastic to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Denver Went Deep

The Don Malaa tour was simply unforgettable. Debuting brand new stage production for his largest Denver show yet, Malaa brought the heat yet again. After the show, he even took to social media to share how special the show was. He was super impressed that everyone knew the brand new songs from the album that just came out! Every single artist on the lineup did a stellar job at engaging the crowd and filling the venue with G-house music.

To keep up with all things Malaa, including Don Malaa tour dates, check out his socials below!

Photos by Kyle Brim

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What is Deep House?

What is Deep House?

Deep House is one of the many subgenres that fall under the EDM umbrella, with origins as far back as the late 1980s in Chicago, USA. Although its heyday was between 1993 and 1995, when artists like Fingers Inc., Mr. Fingers, and Farley Jackmaster Funk were producing at the peak of their popularity, this genre still sees some production by popular DJs such as Malaa, Tchami, Rufus Du Sol, Lane 8 and Gorgon City (the latter of which is associated with Big Room House).

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History


A subgenre of EDM that originated in Chicago, first came to fruition in 1985 when musician/producer Larry Heard‘s collaboration with fellow artist Robert Owens yielded their trackCan You Feel It.” The song became known as one of the most important releases and set a precedent for tracks that followed. While there are some artists who claim to have been influenced by dub music and reggae, it was Heard‘s take on these genres that helped define what this genre would become. This genre has since grown into an amalgamation of different styles.

Subgenres


This genre has come to have many subgenres due to its long evolution. The main subgenres are Progressive and Tech-House. Tech House can be broken down further into Deep Techno, Minimal, Hard-Techno, and Techno, while the Progressive Deep House is more commonly known as Progressive House or Tech-House.


Tchami, Malaa, Rufus Du Sol, Lane 8 and Gorgon City. It’s also worth noting that Deep House isn’t just a genre—it’s an umbrella term for several subgenres (many of which have their own distinct fanbases). They include Deep Progressive House, Detroit Techno House, and Deep Tech House. In short, if you want to explore more about this genre there are dozens of different directions you can take it in!

Where To Hear


Just like every other genre, you’ll find these events scattered all over North America, South America and Europe. In major metropolitan areas like Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Toronto and right here in Denver – you’ll find tons of events featuring Deep House artists. Further, there are many festivals to travel to including Ultra Miami and EDC Las Vegas to hear this genre.

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The Energy Is Building For MALAA’s Return To Colorado This Thursday

Who Is MALAA?

Attention house music lovers: this one is for you! In just a few days, MALAA is bringing The Americano Fall tour to Boulder, Colorado. This Thursday, October 14th, the Boulder Theater will come alive with MALAA‘s high-energy, groove-worthy house music.

MALAA is an insanely talented producer and DJ from Paris, France who keeps his identity concealed by always donning a black balaclava. Some of his early tracks, including “Notorious“, led him to quickly gain serious traction in the scene. In addition to regularly posting his Who Is MALAA mixes on Soundcloud, MALAA has continued to release music that draws everyone’s attention. For example, his most recent release is a collaboration with DJ Snake titled “Pondicherry“.

MALAA is part of Tchami‘s Confession Label and has traveled the globe touring with the Pardon My French crew (Tchami, DJ Snake, Mercer, and MALAA). Meanwhile, he also does plenty of solo tours and festival performances as well. In fact, he just recently performed at Beyond Wonderland at The Gorge in Washington.

The Highly Anticipated Return

Finally, MALAA is making his way back to Colorado. This show has become highly, highly anticipated after he wasn’t able to make it to the Mission Ballroom in July. He explained in a tweet (that is now deleted) that he wasn’t able to make it into the country due to certain restrictions involving his visa. To clarify, the situation was not anything that he could control, so he had to work with being delayed getting into the US and adjust his tour schedules. Luckily, DJ Snake was able to throw down an amazing show regardless, but there was no B2B as expected.

The Boulder Theater is located on 14th Street, near the Pearl Street Mall. This beautiful venue caps off at 850 attendees and is complete with a balcony for elevated viewing. Boulder locals HARVE b2b KAEGI, GANO, and Ryne Cunningham will be opening up the night and getting the crowd ready for MALAA.

Current COVID Policy

Currently, everyone entering the venue needs to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. According to the event’s ticket page, their COVID policy is as follows:

“All attendees are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Masks encouraged between sips and bites. Attendees will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (14 days after the second vaccine) with a matching valid ID to enter our venues. Children ages 2-11 will not need proof of vaccination, but will be required to wear masks while in the venue. All working staff are vaccinated and will be wearing masks. A photo or digital copy of your vaccination card will be accepted.”

The Countdown Begins

House heads, it is not too early to start preparing for this crazy show! Get some rest, start hydrating now, and practice your dance moves. The energy in the venue is going to be absolutely electric. It’s been a few months since MALAA wasn’t able to perform in Denver, so we can’t wait for his glorious return to Colorado! Do you think he has any surprises up his sleeve?

Click here for tickets, and follow the social media links below to keep up with all things MALAA.

Photos by Boulder Theater, MALAA

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DJ Snake Brings The House Down At Mission Ballroom

With a looming threat of the pandemic, anybody can have their plans cancelled in just a moment’s notice. In the afternoon before the show, Malaa shared a tweet explaining that he was unable to make it into the country due to certain restrictions that were out of his control. Although concert goers were told at the door that Malaa would not be able to appear for a back to back set with DJ Snake as planned, that didn’t stop the venue from filling up with thousands of people who were starving for house music. A hunger that would soon be satiated over the next four and a half hours.

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