Melissa Aldana, who became the first female instrumentalist and first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition last fall, is not the average talent-contest winner.
Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Chris Malinchak broke into house music with his 2013 hit "So Good to Me." In this interview with Metropolis' Jason Bentley, Malinchak describes how the song was created and what it's meant to his career. They also chat about his follow-up success with "Stranger" and where the young DJ might go from here.
Malinchak also brings an exclusive mix of his own edits and remixes, which is linked on this page.
On this week's episode of Metropolis, DJ and producer Chris Malinchak brings an exclusive 30-minute mix of his own material. His interview with host Jason Bentley can be found at the link on this page.
As Sense of Place: Iceland continues on World Cafe, we have a thoughtful interview with Siggtryggur Baldurson; he's head of the Iceland Music Exchange (IMX), which is tasked with expanding the musical footprint of Iceland around the world. Baldurson is also the former drummer of the groundbreaking Icelandic band The Sugarcubes.
Here, he discusses various efforts to spread Icelandic music — including the Iceland Airwaves Festival, which draws visitors to the island every fall to experience more than 300 bands in Reykjavík's clubs.