FEATURED ARTIST: malik alston

featured artist: malik alston
photo: angie DTM

Malik Alston is one of Detroit's premier producers, performers, vocalists and improvisations. He produces without boundaries, often fusing a multitude of styles to create a new innovation in sound. Viewed as “one of Detroit’s hidden treasures” (Chris Rizik, SoulTracks.com), Malik has been compared to the likes of Earth, Wind and Fire, and Roy Ayers. He has written and produced eight albums, four EP projects, and many singles and collaborations. His original music can be heard in the 2006-2008 Home Team campaign for the Southeastern Michigan Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Malik’s newest project This Music Is Life taps into the essence of his imagination, revealing a fusion of soul, jazz, funk and inspirational lyric – taking the listener on a soul-filled journey that is perfect, timeless and complete. Malik continues to be a creative vessel and convey passion in his music. His intoxicating blend of music for the future lets you move, explore and expand your horizons. This music is joy, this music is love, this music is reality - This Music Is Life. He has produced, written and collaborated with many artists including Painted Pictures, Baatin (Slum Village), Amp Fiddler, Al McKenzie, Roy Davis, Jr., Paul Randolph, No Milk, Javontte, Doc Link, Monica Blaire, Neco Redd, John Arnold, Brownstudy, The Godbrothers, and Recloose.

Malik has appeared from Miami to Japan. He has had the pleasure of performing with many artists including Painted Pictures, The Linwood Ensemble, Ortheia Barnes, Al McKenzie, Allan Barnes, Grammy-nominated Afropean soul group Les Nubians , Grammy-nominated jazz group Straight Ahead, Rejoice Community Choir, Slum Village, The Last Poets, Jessica Care Moore , and as a special guest with Grammy award-winning artist Louie Vega at Movement: 06. Malik has toured with Grammy-award winning artist Dwele.

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