Biography

DJ MAKALA (euskera)

Makala edo DJ Makala ezizen horren atzean Mikel Unzurrunzaga Schmitz zarauztarra dugu. Bi hamarkada luze igaro dira musikaren munduan murgildu zenetik. Ibilbide horretan areto ezberdinetako eta irratsaioetako diska jartzailea, musikari, ekoizle lanetan eta beste artista batzuentzako erremixak egiten ibili da eta baita ere promotore gisa Euskal Herrian zehar ekitaldi eta kontzertu ezberdinak programatzen. Novophonic, Metak, Lovemonk eta Orrua Diskak zigiluetan argitaratu ditu bere disko eta biniloak. Horiei, UrbanWorld, Movimientos London, Agogo, Freshly Squeezed, Wagram, Elkar,… bezelako diskoetxeetan kaleratutako abestiak eta erremixak gaineratu behar dizkiegu.

Makala-ren “Unexpected Tapas” diskak, 2012 MIN Musika Inpendendientearen Sarietarako (UFI) “Munduko Musiken Album Onena” sari-proposamena lortu zuen. Makalak lantzen duen musika oso eklektikoa da, beti ere soinu bero eta tropikalak jorratzen dituelarik: Jazz, Afro, Funk, Soul, Disco, Ska, Hip Hop, Latin, Boogaloo, Dub, Cumbia, Rumba, House,… doinuak egungo erritmo berritzaile eta elektronikoekin nahastuaz. Azken finean dantza egiteko eta ondo pasatzeko musika, hau da musika alaia! Denbora luze honetan, Europan zehar DJ eta musikari lanak egiten aritu izan da eta nazioarteko jaialdi ezagunenetan ere parte hartu du: Glastonbury (UK), Wilderness (UK), Couvre Feu (France), Dranouter (Belgium), Popkomm (Germany), Sonar (Barcelona), Jazzaldia (Donostia),…

2005 urtetatik honera, astero egiten duen Boom Shaka Laka irrati saioa Gaztea irratian (EITB) entzun daiteke. Horretaz gain Euskadi Irratiko Aperitifa, Faktoria eta Amarauna saioetan ere kolaboratzen du esatari lanetan. 2008 urtetatik honera, Global Funk festak antolatzen ditu Euskal Herriko hiri nagusi eta bazterretan. Ekimen honetan, besteak beste Nickodemus, Quantic, Alice Russell & TM Juke, Daniel Haaksman, Captain Planet, Tahira,… nazioarteko DJ eta artistak gonbidatuz eta oholtza partekatuz. 2008 urtetatik honera, Donostiako Nazioarteko Heineken Jazzaldiaren, Nauticool izeneko DJ-en agertokiaren antolatzaile artistikoa da.

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DJ MAKALA (castellano)

Mikel Unzurrunzaga Schmitz, más conocido como Makala y/o DJ Makala, con base en la ciudad de Donostia-San Sebastián. Lleva más de 2 décadas trabajando como DJ de club y radio, es también un músico versátil, productor, remixer y promotor, habiendo publicado discos y vinilos propios en sellos discográficos como Novophonic, Metak, Lovemonk y Orrua Diskak, así mismo canciones y remixes en otros sellos como UrbanWorld, Movimientos London, Agogo, Freshly Squeezed, Wagram, Elkar,…

El álbum “Unexpected Tapas” de Makala, fue finalista en el 2012 en el apartado “Mejor Disco de Músicas del Mundo” en los Premios MIN de la Música Independiente de España (UFI). Durante todos estos años sus sesiones como DJ ofrecen una amplia variedad de estilos musicales tales como el Jazz, Afro, Funk, Soul, Disco, Ska, Hip Hop, Latin, Boogaloo, Dub, Cumbia, Rumba, House,… En definitiva una mezcla de sonidos calientes tropicales, desde lo más clásico a lo más moderno a través de múltiples géneros con abundante baile y alegría! El prolífico artista vasco lleva actuando en directo, tanto como DJ así como músico, durante todo este tiempo por salas y clubs de toda Europa y festivales de renombre tales como Glastonbury (UK), Wilderness (UK), Couvre Feu (France), Dranouter (Belgium), Popkomm (Germany), Sonar (Barcelona), Jazzaldia (Donostia),…

Desde el 2005, dirige su programa radiofónico semanal Boom Shaka Laka en la emisora Gaztea, Radio Pública Vasca (EITB). Desde el 2008, organiza regularmente sus eventos Global Funk por diferentes ciudades y localidades vascas, actuando y compartiendo escenario con DJs y artistas invitados de la talla de Nickodemus, Quantic, Alice Russell & TM Juke, Daniel Haaksman, Captain Planet, Tahira,… Desde el 2010, es el responsable artístico de los DJs del escenario Nauticool dentro del Heineken Jazzaldia, Festival Internacional de Jazz de Donostia-San Sebastián.

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DJ MAKALA (english)

Mikel Unzurrunzaga Schmitz, aka Makala and/or DJ Makala, is based in Donostia-San Sebastián (Basque Country, Europe). With more than 2 decades working as Club and Radio DJ, is also a versatile musician, producer, remixer and promoter, having released records and vinyls on labels such as Novophonic, Metak, Lovemonk & Orrua Diskak, also songs and remixes for UrbanWorld, Movimientos London, Agogo, Freshly Squeezed, Wagram, Elkar,…

Makala’s “Unexpected Tapas” album, was finalist as “Best World Music Album” on 2012 MIN Spanish Independent Music Awards (UFI). Over the years his sessions have embraced an ever increasing range of musical styles: Jazz, Afro, Funk, Soul, Disco, Ska, Hip Hop, Latin, Boogaloo, Dub, Cumbia, Rumba, House,… Expect a mix of tropical sounds, from classic to modern, across genres, tons of dance and fun! The prolific Basque artist has been performing live as DJ or musician for two decades across European venues, clubs & festivals such as Glastonbury (UK), Wilderness (UK), Couvre Feu (France), Dranouter (Belgium), Popkomm (Germany), Sonar (Barcelona), Jazzaldia (Donostia),…

Since 2005, manages his weekly Boom Shaka Laka radio show on Radio Gaztea, Basque Public Radio (EITB). Since 2008, organizes regularly his Global Funk events in Basque cities, having shared & played there with guest DJs & artists like Nickodemus, Quantic, Alice Russell & TM Juke, Daniel Haaksman, Captain Planet, Tahira,… Since 2010, is curator of DJs at Nauticool stage in the Heineken Jazzaldia, International Jazz Festival of Donostia-San Sebastián.

 

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DISCOGRAPHY

ALBUMS

Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta | “Descarga Libre” | Album LP, CD & Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2019

Makala | “Presents Global Funk: 10 Year Anniversary Compilation” | Various Artists – Album Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2018

Makala | “Selects Boom Shaka Laka – 10 Years” (Various Artists)| Album CD & Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2016

Makala Jazz Funk Band | “Xake Remixed!” | Album Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2016

Makala | “Global Funk Remixes 2004-2014” | Album CD & Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2015

Makala Jazz Funk Band | “Xake!” | Album LP, CD & Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2015

Makala | “Unexpected Tapas” | Album CD & Digital | Lovemonk (Spain) © 2011

Makala | “Selects Boom Shaka Laka” (Various Artists) | Album CD | Malandros / EITB (Basque Country) © 2006

Makala | “Hondartzan” | Album CD & Digital | Metak (Basque Country) © 2005

Makala | “Plays Novophonic” (Various Artists) | Album CD-Mix | Novophonic / So Dens (Spain) © 2002

 

SINGLES & EPs

Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta feat. Fedzilla | “Baches Y Deseos” | Single Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2019

Makala Jazz Funk Band | “Xake Remixed! – Vol. 2” | EP Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2015

Makala Jazz Funk Band | “Xake Remixed! – Vol. 1” | EP Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2015

Makala Jazz Funk Band | “Passion Fruit” | EP Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2014

Makala Jazz Funk Band | “Orrua” | EP CD & Digital | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2013

Makala | “Swinging The Afro Mambo” | EP 10’ Vinyl & Digital | Lovemonk (Spain) © 2011

Makala | “Vamos A Comer” | Single Double 7′ Vinyl & Digital | Lovemonk (Spain) © 2010

Makala | “Cartoon Tune / Partió La Tabla” | Single 7′ Vinyl & Digital | Lovemonk (Spain) © 2009

Ala Maca & The Smakalites | “Anana Jib / Marvelous Man”| Single 7′ Vinyl | Achiliboots (Catalonia) © 2008

Rabbit Rumba | “Nuestro Ayer” (Makala Remix) | Single 7′ Vinyl | Achiliboots (Catalonia) / Wah Wah Records (Spain) © 2008

Ala Maca & El Mangui | “Lucky Bad” | Single 7′ Vinyl | Achiliboots (Catalonia) © 2007

Ala Maca | “A Saco Paco” | Single 7′ Vinyl | Achiliboots (Catalonia) © 2007

The Smakalites | “Friendly Fire” | Single 7′ Vinyl | Uptight International Recordings (Catalonia) © 2006

Makala | “Plays Novophonic (Zarautzko Dub Mixes)” | Single CD | Novophonic / So Dens (Spain) © 2002

REMIXES

The Fontanas – The Heavenly Bop (Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta Remix) | The Fontanas Remixed (Various Artists – EP Digital) | Movimientos (United Kingdom) © 2017

Fundacion Tony Manero – Lo Haces Tan Bien (Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta Remix) | Makala Selects Boom Shaka Laka – 10 Years (Various Artists – Album CD & Digital) | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2016

Korrontzi – Sardos-K (Makala Remix) | Global Club Music Network: Re:Mixes Womex 14′ (Various Artists – Album Digital) | Womex (Germany) © 2015

Makala Jazz Funk Band | Orrua (Makala Remix) | Passion Fruit (Single – EP Digital) | Orrua Diskak (Basque Country) © 2015

Shantisan feat. Micheline Cardoso – Meninas & Meninos (Makala Remix) | Conexão (Album CD & Digital) | Royal Soul Records (Brazil) © 2014

Elkano Browning Cream – “Bohemia” (Makala Remix) | Bohemia Makala Remix | Single Digital | Mamusik (Basque Country) © 2012

DJ Farrapo & Yanez – “Pirasamba” (Makala Remix) | Alien Na Favela (Various Artists) |  Album Double CD & Digital | Agogo (Germany) © 2012

Ojos De Brujo – “Ventilator R-80″(Makala Remix) | Al Lindrum presents Ojos De Brujo Reworked (Various Artists) |  Album Digital | UrbanWorld (Denmark) © 2012

Wara – “Pretty Cliché” (Makala Remix) | Pretty Cliché (Single – EP Digital) | Movimientos (United Kingdom) © 2012

Chacho – “Nuestro Ayer” (Makala Remix) | Primer Ministro de la Rumba (Album – CD & Digital) | Sant Gaudenci / Achilisound (Catalunya) © 2011

The Lito feat. Ai, Ai, Ai – “Horta Casa de Rumba” (Makala Remix) | The Lito (Album – CD & Digital) | Sant Gaudenci /
Achilisound (Catalunya) © 2011

Gose – “Larala” (Makala Remix) | Gose IIII (Album – CD + DVD & Digital) | / Jangura Produkzioak (Basque Country) © 2010

Esne Beltza – “Eskuekin” (Makala Remix) | Lovin’ Gaztea – Various Artists (Album – CD & Digital) | Elkar (Basque Country) © 2010

Al Lindrum & His Magic Hat – “Come Together” (Makala Remix) | Global Bass Vol. 1 – Various Artists (Album – Digital & Double 12″ Vinyl) | UrbanWorld (Denmark) © 2010

The Cherry Boppers – “Black Lolita” (Makala Remix) | Remix It Again! (Album – CD & LP Vinyl) | Keep On Boppin’ Records (Basque Country) © 2010

Papawa – “Maestro Rumbero” (Makala & Jimmy Carraquelas Remix) – Toca Madera (Album – CD & Digital) | Ventilador Music / Achilisound (Catalunya) © 2010

Al Lindrum & His Magic Hat – “Come Together” (Makala Remix) | Come Together / Hide & Seek (Single – EP Digital) | UrbanWorld (Denmark) © 2009

Los Impagaos – “Tu Pañuelo Verde” (Makala Remix) | No Lo Intenten En Casa (Album – CD) | El Ventilador (Catalunya) © 2009

Rabbit Rumba – “Nuestro Ayer” (Makala Remix) | Más Achilifunk (Album – LP, CD & Digital) | Lovemonk (Spain) © 2008

Sagarroi – “Makala Oinez” (Makala Remix) | Tolouse (Album – CD & Digital) | Metak (Basque Country) © 2004

COMPILATIONS

Copperdollar: The Back Of Beyond / Compiled by DJ Marc Stylus | Elkano Browning Cream – “Bohemia” (Makala Remix) | (Various Artists – Album CD & Digital) | Freshly Squeezed Music (UK) © 2014

Bakarrik eta Libre – Imanol Urbietaren Kantak | Makala Jazz Funk Band – “Jon Braun” | (Various Artists – Album CD & Digital) | Elkar (Basque Country) © 2013

La Música es el Arma del Futuro: A Tribute To Fela From Spanish Band | Makala – “O.D.O.O. (Makala Rework)” | (Various Artists – Album CD) | Afrobeat Project / Enlace Funk (Spain) © 2012

DJ Farrapo & Yanez – Alien Na Favela | “Pirasamba” (Makala Remix) | (Various Artists – Double Album CD & Digital) | Agogo (Germany) © 2012

Global Bass Vol. 3 | Agencia Sonora “Cumbia Jungla Sonora” | (Various Artists – Album Digital) | UrbanWorld (Denmark) © 2012

Al Lindrum presents Ojos De Brujo Reworked | Ojos De Brujo “Ventilator R-80″(Makala Remix) | (Various Artists – Album Digital) | UrbanWorld (Denmark) © 2012

Electro Swing Bistro | Makala – “Cartoon Tune” | (Various Artists – Album Double CD) | High Note (Taiwan) © 2011

The Electro Swing Revolution Vol. 1 | Makala – “Cartoon Tune” | (Various Artists – Double Album CD & Digital) | Lola’s World (Germany) © 2011

Jazz For More Fénix | Makala “Vamos A Comer” | (Various Artists – Album CD & Digital) | Rip Curl (Japan) © 2011

The Vuelta | Makala – “Meneíto Magistral (Bacalao Al Pil-Pil)” | (Various Artists – Album CD & Digital) | Rapha (UK) © 2010

Lovin’ Gaztea – Various Artists | Esne Beltza – “Eskuekin” (Makala Remix) | Lovin’ Gaztea (Album CD) | Elkar (Basque Country) © 2010

White Mink Black Cotton Vol 2: Electro Swing vs Speakeasy Jazz | Makala – “Cartoon Tune” | (Various Artists – Double Album CD & Digital) | Freshly Squeezed (UK) © 2010

Global Bass Vol. 1 | Al Lindrum & His Magic Hat – “Come Together” (Makala Remix) | (Various Artists – Album Digital & Double 12″ Vinyl) | UrbanWorld (Denmark) © 2010

The Cherry Boppers – Remix It Again! | “Black Lolita” (Makala Remix) | (Various Artists – Album CD & LP Vinyl) | Keep On Boppin’ Records (Basque Country) © 2010

Los Discos Buenos Suenan Mejor | Makala – “Cartoon Tune” | (Various Artists – Album CD) | Lovemonk (Spain) © 2010

Pintxatu | Makala – “Ska con Boogaloo” | (Various Artists – Book + Album CD) | Talka / A Fuego Negro (Basque Country) © 2009

Entzun! Bilduma 2008 | Makala – “Mesfidantza” | (Various Artists – Book & Album CD) | Eragin (Basque Country) © 2008

Más Achilifunk | Rabbit Rumba – “Nuestro Ayer” (Makala Remix) / Makala vs Txarly Brown – “Que Mala Suerte La Mia” (Achilimix) | (Album LP, CD & Digital) | Lovemonk (Spain) © 2008

Txakurkalea (BSO) | Makala – “Music Makes Me Free” | (Various Artists – Book + Album CD) | Noizpop (Basque Country) © 2007

Makala Selects Boom Shaka Laka | Makala – “Music Makes Me Free” | (Various Artists – Album CD) | Malandros / EITB (Basque Country) © 2006

Kaffeeburger Tanzwirtschaft – Der Sampler Vol. 1 | Makala – “Bizi Pozik” | (Various Artists – Album CD) | Duplikat Records (Germany) © 2006

Basque Planet | Makala – “Zarautzko Dub” | (Various Artists – Album CD + Maxi Single 12” Vinyl) | Wagram Music (France) © 2004

No Borders, No Nations, No Wars | Makala – “Red Light” | (Various Artists – Maxi Single 12” Vinyl) | Duplikat Records (Germany) © 2003

Basque Electronic Diaspora Vol. 3 | Makala – “Putzlee” | (Various Artists – Album Double CD) | Metak (Basque Country) © 2002

Makala Plays Novophonic | Makala – “Zarautzko Dub” | (Various Artists – Album CD-Mix) | Novophonic / So Dens © 2002

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