Malóne Shifts Gears with the Launch of His New Label and Event Series, WHYNOTUS

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Malóne Shifts Gears with the Launch of His New Label and Event Series, WHYNOTUS

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Malóne’s life has been like a rollercoaster lately, packed with thrilling, life-changing twists and turns. He’s now the resident DJ at Club Space, snagged the #1 spot worldwide on Beatport’s AfroHouse charts, and kicked off a new record label brimming with fresh releases.

Chatting with Nexus Radio, Malóne can’t help but get goosebumps as he reminisces about the eclectic influences that shaped Anthony Perez into the DJ sensation he is today.

Born and bred in Miami, Malóne’s musical journey began early. His uncle, a DJ in the Miami scene during the ’80s, taught him the basics of DJing when he was just 10. With piano lessons as a kid and some music courses in college, Malóne has been spinning and producing electronic house music since 2012.

Malóne’s ascent in the underground music world hasn’t gone unnoticed. Dubbed one of the “Future of Dance Artists” by 1001 Tracklists for two consecutive years and featured in “DJ Mag Spain” as a 2024 artist to watch, his talent for electrifying dancefloors with his magnetic sound and live sets is undeniable.

In January 2024, this dynamic artist unveiled his new label and event series, WHYNOTUS, alongside his single “444” – an energetic, Afro-infused tech-house banger. “I’m putting out as much new music as I can this year while throwing curated WHYNOTUS showcases around the globe. My goal with the label is to sign music from artists from all over the world as well and support them in any way I can,” Malóne expressed.

After a bustling summer orchestrating sunrise sets on the terrace of Space Miami, Malóne has collected a treasure trove of unforgettable memories. “The last time I closed, I was supposed to play for 3 hours but ended up going for almost 6 hours. The last hour was just 50 people, including the owners and staff, having the best time,” he recalled.

For more on Malóne, including one global problem he dreams of solving overnight, check out our full interview below.

Q: Before we dig in, what's next for you?

I recently launched my label WHYNOTUS, so I’m focused on that at the moment. I’m putting out as much new music as I can this year while throwing curated WHYNOTUS showcases around the globe. My goal with the label is to sign music from artists from all over the world as well and support them in any way I can.

Q: Tell us about a memorable moment from one of your live performances?

Most of my favorite memories are when I’m playing at Space. It’s just such a legendary venue with the best energy and vibe. Closing the terrace is my favorite set to play. The last time I closed I was supposed to play for 3 hours and ended up almost playing 6 hours, the last hour was just like 50 people on the dance floor including the owners and staff – just having the best time.

Q: How does music impact your life?

I couldn’t imagine my life without music. It’s always been a part of my life. I grew up listening to my mom’s favorite group The Bee Gees and 90s salsa (my favorite era of music). My uncle was also a DJ in the 80s/90s in Miami and taught me how to DJ at the age of 10. It’s always been there and always will be.

Q: What's the most embarrassing song on your playlist?

lol, I don’t have an embarrassing song but I do have a bunch of old-school classics that I love to drop out of nowhere and freak the crowd out.

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Dulce De Leche
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Q: If you could solve one global problem overnight, what would it be?

To eliminate hate from the world, for everyone to love and respect each other regardless of their background, religions, affiliations, etc would be the most beautiful thing ever.

Q: If you had a time machine and could visit any historical period, where and when would you go?

Miami & New York in the 70/80s

Q: What movies have inspired you?

Gladiator, Interstellar

Q: Describe your most bizarre life experience thus far?

Becoming a father for the first time has been the most bizarre thing but in the best way possible. Crazy how everything in your life can change in an instant, especially your perspective on everything. It’s a pretty bizarre feeling but in the best/scariest way possible.

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