Malachai, Ugly Side of Love

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 06.15.11 in Reviews

Falling somewhere between grand, grizzled R&B and worked-up electronic music, the UK act Malachai manages to be menacing and sexy at the same time. This kind of music — the kind that straddles two widely disparate genres — can get cloying fast, but Malachai commit to their task with such enthusiasm it's hard to mind. To wit: "Snowflake," where the group matches a sexy, soulful vocal to a door-busting electronic thud, proving there is, in fact, more than one way to wake the neighbors.