Chris Malinchak Sets The Mood With “Somebody” + Exclusive Playlist

NYC based producer/DJ Chris Malinchak has touched fans internationally through his worldly fusion of jazz, r&b, and electronic music. Fast forward to 2020, and Malinchak, who refuses to be constrained by one genre, is getting ready to release his most ambitious project to date, his first original full-length album. For  Malinchak, there is no limit to the future. Fresh off the tail of his newest single release “Somebody,” we’ve asked the musician to help us reach nirvana with his personal playlist of tracks to wind down to.

“When you’re playing with people you love playing with, a song like this never ends! See how the whole feel changes as it takes you out? Everyone starts riffing, adding more, going different places…like how the guitar does that 16th note down line A-G#-F# with the organ right there too? Incredible!”

“The bass holds this down. And the chords in that other section, the way the vocals play across them, are you kidding??”

“Originally done by Shuggie Otis, The Brothers Johnson hit it a little harder. It’s a haunting song, so full of feeling, like a funk-soul fairytale.”

“With the adrenaline of the stage coursing through you, this song goes on forever! But when you’ve said all you have to say, you just start in with that final guitar lick and the rest of the band knows it’s time”

“I love this record way too much. It’s got that stompy strut in the break. Grrrr.”

“This is a particularly good feeling guitar line to play. Just feels mean. Anthemic, tough, dark and groovy. As I’m writing this I’m suddenly struck by how profoundly the physicality of an instrument affects things. It feels a certain way to play that line on a guitar. It doesn’t feel the same on a piano. Additionally, the architecture of an instrument encourages certain things or goes so far as to make others not possible! Bananas!”

“If you wake up, pick up a bass and play this, you will smile for the rest of the day.”

“If I’m holding it down solo, I’ll do the sax with the right hand. There is a certain loose precision to this. It needs to be handled just so. It swings in 5/4. It’s just so cool.”





Bassnectar Taking Indefinite Hiatus From Music Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Following allegations emerging regarding sexual misconduct among underage women, Bassnectar has announced he will be taking a step back from music, at...

Related Stories

Divolly & Markward Debut On ChillYourMind With ‘Say It Right’

Serbian duo Divolly & Markward have brought their talents to Serbian based imprint ChillYourMind. The lush vocals that...

Alex Martura Teams Up With Jasmine For “Love Come Down”

German DJ, producer and pianist Alex Martura definitely has an extensive music background behind him, starting to play piano as early as...

MK Given Remix Duties For Jackson Wang’s “100 Ways”

Multi-talented Jackson Wang is a global megastar who made his debut as a global solo artist in 2019 with MIRRORS. MIRRORS debuted...

“When I’m With You” by Kaskade and Colette Sets the Tone for Om Records’ Upcoming Album

One of the first meaningful independent American dance music labels from San Francisco, California, Om Records, is celebrating 25 years of music....
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!