Opus is the second project from California-based producer Malek. It is essentially an instrumental album – sans three tracks where he sings – but this is pretty different from most instrumental albums I have come across lately. Besides being highly musical and devoid of a certain distinctive pattern, Malek creates individual pieces which sound like backdrops to movies and television in general. While his singing may be tepid at best it doesn’t distract from the music but rather feels like an accompaniment to his layered,uplifting, cinematic production style
No boom bap, no trap, no auto tune. Malek’s Opus is just pure music from start to finish.
California music producer Malek is pleased to release his sophomore effort, Opus. The free album consists of 11 new tracks, primarily composed of instrumental, cinematic Hip-Hop. Malek also lends his vocals on a few tracks, including “Back To The Basics,” “Anymore (Find Your Love),” and “Every Other Girl.”
Malek has been producing music for more than nine years and got his start by entering producer showcases and beat battles such as Red Bull Big Tune, where he advanced to the national semi-final round, as well as the 2009 One Stop Producer’s Conference presented by iStandard Producers and Sha Money XL, where Malek was among the top four finalists. This past April, Malek won the ASCAP I Create Music Expo producer showcase hosted by iStandard Producers in Los Angeles.