Deep Medi Musik represents the London based music label established back in 2006 and run by Mark Lawrence aka Mala.
As the boss of Deep Medi Musik and co-founder of DMZ, Mark Lawrence is one of the most respected men in the dubstep scene.
Following on from the first Digital Mystikz release via Big Apple's in-house label, Mala, Coki and Loefah launched their DMZ record label, with John Peel even picking up on their "B" track on his Radio 1 show, and his listeners giving it enough votes to slip into the year's Festive Fifty at #31. Rephlex were also listening with a keen ear, choosing to showcase the work of all three producers on the second of their Grime compilations. It was at the launch party for the release that Mala made his first ever DJ appearance. His ethic for that show is something that has informed his entire career: Mala cut a full box of his own dubplates especially for the night.
As the label progressed, the trio started to develop their own distinct soundsLoefah with his minimalist halfstep, Coki's wild mid-range oscillations and Mala's deeper, dread-infused rollers. But while each has undeniably stamped their own individual mark on the dubstep psyche, it's Lawrence who has enjoyed the most crossover success due to his both his consistency and versatility within his own musical sphere.
Lately, the trio's DMZ club night celebrated its fifth birthday with a jam-packed line-up at their spiritual home of Mass in Brixton, and he's also been keeping busy with his Deep Medi Musik imprint, notching up ten singles and a full-length from fellow London producer Silkie throughout 2009. Mala himself is known for a relatively limited amount of releases under his own name, but he'll soon drop another release, Return II Space, on DMZ. He's decided to limit it to vinyl, but it's a rare chance to take home some of the tracks which have long been highlights of his live sets.