Just a couple days ago I found out that one of my songs from my debut album "Life In 3D" aired on a show called "Veep" on HBO. The song that was on the episode is called "Work It (Like A Supermodel)".
Check out the full song here:
Today I have bundled all of the beats from previous episodes of Beat Making Sundays into Beat Package #5 and #6.
Save 50% off today and purchase a beat package at: www.hitsbymalek.com/beatpackages.cfm
I have been really busy lately finishing up a lot of new music these past few months. I am excited to announce that I will be releasing three projects this year. I am actually wrapping up all three projects within the next few weeks. More news to come! Last week I released my cover of Outkast's hit song "Hey Ya!" Enjoy! Please share with friends! Thanks.
I have updated the website with 8 brand new beats! The beats range from hard hip-hop tracks to uptempo club instrumentals. Check them out!
So I've already placed 4 beats on the first two episodes of the new season of "Khloe and Lamar"! It actually looks like my music will be on throughout the season! Make sure to check out the show to hear some of my music.
Check out the website for the show by clicking here!
Written by: John Yonan
Music producer Malek shows how music can be made from anything. He explains that “the human
mind recognizes music as sounds that result from regular audible vibrations. These vibrations can be
produced from one’s voice, musical instruments, or from many other objects.” As a producer, Malek is
often required to create sounds to incorporate into his music. Here he shows that expensive equipment
and an elaborate studio are not prerequisites to a great tune.
It all started with a soda bottle, a video camera and an idea. If you asked people if they could imagine
making a song from nothing more than a 20 ounce Pepsi bottle, most would think it’s impossible. This
is exactly what Malek did.
“I had this idea in my head for a while, so I decided one day to grab the camera and do it” Malek said.
He recorded over fifty different sounds using a Blue® brand microphone. These sounds included
a kick drum made by hitting the bottle against his desk, and a snare drum by tapping the bottle cap
against the opening of the bottle. Malek also blew into the bottle to generate a whistle sound, which
was one of the primary melodic elements in the final product. For another important melodic element,
Malek tore off the plastic label of the bottle to create a resonating tone. This tone was generated by
using a technique most people learn during their childhood…by taking a blade of grass, putting it
between your thumbs and making a trumpet-like sound.
Once all of the sounds were recorded, the music producer did some slight tweaking to each sound using
equalization, reverb and compression to bring the sounds to life. Then, he was ready to compose the
song. He described his approach… “After I organized all of the sounds into Apple’s Logic® ESX24
sampler, I treated the production process like any other song that I've created in the past.” He started
with the drum samples produced from the bottle and recorded a drum pattern. The melodic elements
were then layered and within a short period of time, Malek had created two energized tunes from
nothing more than a simple Pepsi bottle.
During the making of the video, Malek accidentally spilled some Pepsi on the floor. His sister was in the room and the microphone was recording. Malek’s sister says “Pepsi on the floor.” Malek decided to incorporate it into the video. It is the only non-Pepsi bottle sound in the recording.
I have bundled tracks that I have produced for my Beat Making Sundays web series in packages available for purchase. Instead of purchasing each beat separately for $19.99, now you are able to purchase the beat package at $9.99 per beat! It's a great deal!
Check them out by going to: www.hitsbymalek.com/beatpackages.cfm
Just a couple days ago I released a new song from my new project. The song is called "It Must Be You" which can be downloaded for free by clicking the link below. The new project is an electronic/pop/dance album that is something very different then I've done in the past.
Download the free track here: http://hulkshare.com/nmi2znt2t441
Recently I found out that I've placed a bunch of my music on both "Kourtney & Kim Take New York" and the new season of "Khloe and Lamar". If you happen to watch the show, make sure to keep an ear open because you might hear one of my tracks!