Kamaal Malak

Producer, Songwriter, Musician

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KM Entertainment is a Digital Branding Agency based in Nashville, TN that provides Sonic Branding. We provide the sonic character to visual stories - original music and sound design for films, commercials, games, interactive presentations, and websites. In fact, we also provide the visual design itself.

KM Studios
Creating a custom representation of your production, product or service requires a delicate balance of art, skill, experience and technology. At KM Entertainment, that's our specialty. All of our audio is produced with Presonus Studio One 4, Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic Pro. We also have acclaimed instruments, professional effects, and expanded sound libraries with a large collection of custom plugins.

What does this mean to you and your production? It means that - from the first note to the time the production is finished, you get top quality. Every project is unique to us – regardless of the genera.

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Interview with Kamaal Malak

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Pubcom a subsidiary of GMR marketing announced a major venture to sonically brand music for professional sports franchises. Kamaal was asked to compose several theme songs for the Atlanta Falcons and contributed a song for the Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby, both of which are featured in Forbes magazine and available on iTunes.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both - Analog is here to stay. Digital is constantly evolving!

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: While being known for my work in Hip-Hop, I love and have a strong dedication to many styles of music.

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Attention to the clients details, clear communication & keeping it Fun!

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: 1. Musicman Reflex Bass 2. Laptop with unlimited ram & SSD hard drive space 3. Studio One DAW 4. iZotope Creative Suite 5. Adobe Creative Cloud

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: As a Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Bassist, Sound Designer. I've always had desire to create stories with integrity without regard for convention and genre. My most notable success came when I joined Grammy award winning music group, Arrested Development. Some of the personal highlights while part of Arrested Development were the opportunities to perform with Peter Gabriel on his WOMAD Tour, at Woodstock 94’ and on The Late Show with David Letterman. The group also performed for Nelson Mandela in South Africa.

  13. Q: How would you describe your style?

  14. A: Pop, Dance & Hip-Hop music with cinematic overtones.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: Calvin Harris - because he has a diverse catalog of songs and artist.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Go with your intuition not the technology.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Pop, Dance & Hip-Hop.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: I can say my strongest contribution is melody, arrangement and lyrics.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: I really like arranging and designing the music with the client.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: I'm a huge believer in pre-production. Whether it's rehearsing or arranging, I like to have it organized so the Fun can be captured without to much thought.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: All of our audio is produced with Presonus Studio One, Avid Pro Tools and Apple Logic Pro. We also have acclaimed instruments, professional effects, and expanded sound libraries with a large collection of custom plugins.

  29. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  30. A: I lists my early influences as funk, jazz, rock, pop, soul, blues and gospel. I also was inspired by the music of Stanley Clarke and Bootsy Collins and was exposed to the bass guitar at an early age. During this time, I began to write songs, fueling my desire to sing and play. That opportunity eventually came when I moved to Los Angeles. While in LA, I pursued his career as a producer/songwriter/bassist, working with artists including Third World Lover, Donna Delory, CeCe Peniston, Chocolate Soul Genius, and hip-hop producer Sir Jinx.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Prince
  • Nile Rodgers
  • Calvin Harris
Gear Highlights
  • Studio One
  • iZotope
  • Waves
  • Resolume
  • Blackmagic
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