Top producers make heads nod and bodies groove with easy-to-assimilate tempos, booming kicks, slapping snares and catchy synth twists. Currently, with probably the most recognizable melodic guitar motifs in the game, the sounds that the Yugoslavian born, Swedish based producer, Makalo develops come from his trusty tools, have found their way onto a number of platinum albums. Moreover he has credits with top players such as Young Thug, Pop Smoke, and DDG, as well as Tonee Marino, and a whole lot of other artists working in rap, hip-hop and trap music. Despite all of adversities, these last couple of years have been the most exciting, in recent memory, for Makalo.
Makalo left his mark on 2020, making significant contributions to major albums, and he is without a doubt going to continue to shape the sound of urban music in years to come. Only recently, during the month of April, Makalo lifted his brand to another level when grabbed a production credit on Puerto Rican Reggaeton superstar, Ozuna’s latest smash single, “Envidioso”. Ozuna’s stats are breathtaking – 35 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 11 million fans on Facebook, and nearly 25 million views on Youtube for the single “Envidioso”.
Makalo is a consistent workhorse and is already lining up future projects that will keep him on the A-List. He is currently wrapping up collaboration deals with some of Brazil’s biggest producers and artists, as well as some of the hottest stars from the Balkans. Due to contractual obligations, we cannot drop names right now, but the songs involving these collaborations are set to release this summer, so the wait is almost over.
In-between his project with superstars, the Swedish based producer also crafts and releases, loop and sample packs which are available to everyone. “My total aim and focus is to sell the best samples I have and do my best because I see them as an investment,” explains Makalo. “That’s the difference between my packs and a lot of other royalty-free packs. They keep their best melodies to themselves and their own beats.”
Makalo’s available works include his popular sound pack out, entitled “Sounds of Makalo Vol. 1”, which contains 147 Melodic Trap and Reggaeton samples in WAV format. It also includes various one-shots, FX, drums, and other percussions etc., totaling a sum of 205 audio files.
“Sounds of Makalo: Deluxe”, is another popular sound pack, and a continuation of the previous release. This pack also features Makalo’s signature guitar melody sounds, which are highly sought-after by the hip-hop and trap markets right now.
Makalo’s latest melody sample and loop pack, is called “The Blueprint – Makalo Samplepack”, which is receiving a lot of attention from the USA and Latino markets. There’s no denying that Makalo is becoming one of the smartest and hardest-working producers in the industry. Plus he is now making it a habit of surrounding himself with the most distinctive and interesting artists in the game.