MALAKAI is the musical vision of Brooklyn based producer, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, Malakai Linden. Drawing on a wide range of influences, his music strives to bridge a gap between electronic and acoustic spaces, incorporating sounds of acoustic instruments into an eclectic brand of bass-driven electronic beats. Following a pattern of organic growth, MALAKAI’s live sets consist of a carefully curated and immersive journey through a multitude of musical flavors.

MALAKAI began producing in 2011 at the age of 17 under the guidance of acclaimed producer/guitarist Derek VanScoten (Cloudchord, D.V.S) and went on to earn a degree in Music Technology from New York University. In 2017, he teamed up with Wyler Sanca and Francesco Ferran to form The Rust Music, a record label, blog and production company dedicated to showcasing forward-thinking music and art in NYC.

MALAKAI has shared stages with internationally renowned artists such as Tipper, Spoonbill, Emancipator, Desert Dwellers, Ott, Random Rab, Clozee, and Purity Ring, appeared at numerous festivals across the northeast including Wild Woods Music (NH), Camp Bisco (PA), and Great North (ME), and released music through Desert Trax, The Rust Music, and Street Ritual.

Management & Bookings:


The Rust Music Label

The Rust Music Blog

Rusted Rhythms