mALarKEy – Gunpowder Swing, San Francisco – USA electro swing, bass music, ghetto swing. mALarKEy (juke joint, decadance, skinny kitty tea house)
MALARKEY: Ma-lar-key: me-lar-ke’
1. irish slang: exaggerated or foolish talk, usually intended to deceive.
2. meaningless talk or nonsense
Diversity is king in a world filled with A.D.D, electronic hyperactivity and attention spans similar to that of goldfish… a concept that Malarkey knows all too well. Fusing the wiggly feet of b boys, burners & club kids is the one thing this man has no trouble focusing on.
A multi-personality in the booth renders a playful gap between big room ghetto funk mashups to vintage swing bass… to silky downtempo for after hour smoke outs…. to globe trotting world beat for dusty bare feet.
A traditional style of mix and arrangement with the ability to gel various style, tempo & rhythms using LIVE controlling (not beat marked ableton) while keeping a watchful eye on the crowd is the M.O.
Born, raised and residing still in Sebastopol CA (wine country north of SF), his 6 year weekly (jUkE jOiNt) club event pioneered dance music in the local area having hosted some of the worlds most renowned electronic music producers, while weaving variety skits & burlesque soirées along the way.
He hangs the dusty hat of a certified dee jay, club promoter, event producer, live music venue talent buyer, audio engineering graduate, stage set designer & irish whiskey connoisseur.
Gig history highlights: Harmony Festival, Techno Tribal dance, Lighting in Bottle, Raindance, Symbiosis, Burning man, Ghostship, Sea Of Dreams, Les Claypools NYE Mad Hatters ball, Fabric London. He was voted best DJ in Sonoma County 2011 by readers of Bohemian