About Malloy James
Malloy James is a New York City based musician and artist.
Rooted deeply in hip hop and neo-soul, Malloy James’s work taps into an electronic, psychedelic vibe, with modern trap & rock influences also playing a part. These varied influences build a sound that is a unique mix of fun, contemplative, sexy, and reflective, layering original compositions and samples to create a seductive sound that is both fresh and familiar.
A formally-trained sound engineer influenced by the conceptual and virtuosic practices of artists like Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, and Childish Gambino, Malloy James embodies an open, fluid, artistic, and engaging approach to contemporary hip hop composition and style.
As a sound designer, he has collaborated with major brands including Lexus International and the Miami Design District, and significant architects and designers such as Germane Barnes and Suchi Reddy.
As a solo artist, James has released three significant projects to date — Brunch with Chanel, The Shallows, and Atelier 8 — and collaborated with artists including Bohan Phoenix, Wev, Steezy, and slodown.
He is also a visual artist, working primarily in painting and photography; his work has been shown in group exhibitions across the US and Europe.