Mala relaunches I&I Music label, with 12” featuring Natty and Benjamin Zephaniah

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“Conscious vibrations using words and sounds.”

DMZ founder Mala will relaunch his I&I Music imprint with a new 12”, titled Word & Sound, featuring himself, Natty and Benjamin Zephaniah, released this October.

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I&I Music imprint is best known for its vinyl-only white label releases, including the seminal 12″ ‘Alicia’, which samples Alicia Keys’ ‘Feeling U, Feeling Me’.

Word & Sound takes its name from the Rastafari phrase ‘word-sound-power’, the belief that speech and music has the power to effect change within the world.

The new release follows Mala’s collaborations on the Basquiat-inspired compilation, Untitled.

Word & Sound will be followed by a slew of releases in 2020, including archival DMZ-era tracks.

Head here for more info in advance of its 25th of October release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Word & Sound
2. Word & Sound – instrumental