MaIk xD / sweetmuffin
1/2 of @nrfts
Founder of @salaestimulante
Resident DJ at Jynx Techno Thursdays
Resident DJ at Sunblaze Sessions
In hopes of sharing sonic memories, as much as tales of complexity and purpose, Malik Faquir permits the world of music to engulf the substance of his daily motions. The prologue to this story of creative production has its placement in a Mozambican group known as K7s united, which later inspired the beginning of the artist’s role as the owner and curator to an underground label & sub-movement – Sala Estimulante. The artist may also be recognised through alter-egos such as sweetmufin, MaIk xD, & No Rest for the Spacemen, which have also alternated since the very beginning.
After eight years of steady practice and refinement, it took a single year of focused perseverance to catalyse Faquir’s integration into the Johannesburg underground scene, giving him the chance to migrate from venues such as The Backroom and The Press Club in Maputo, to Edenvale’s Retro Room, Jynx in Fourways, Newtown’s And Club, Maboneng’s The Living Room, Midrand’s Truth and a good handful more.
The guidance and support of fellow artists like Avi Subban, Mike Eye, Dj Buhle, ShelO, Sam Haskins, Marc Young, as well as others, Malik has been able to distribute his releases across the globe, having worked with a small multitude of international and local labels: Inusual Series (Spain), East Project (England), Sickest Sound (Mozambique), Zero Signal Records (Japan), Apnea (France), Deep Tech Records (USA), Hello Strange (Russia), Suid Tronica, MudPie Records, Round Robin Recordings (South Africa), Caranday (Argentina), and Superordinate Dub Waves (UK).
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