Ready for something different? No, really different. Then prepare to meet the B-boy Syd Barrett. His names Malakai, and his debut album, Ugly Side Of Love, is going to fry your brain and serve it up in a full English. His name is Hebrew for angel, but he might equally be named after the ginger bloke from Children Of The Corn. Were not sure, and neithers he. Strictly speaking though, Malakais a duo. Theres a mysterious figure lurking in the background supplying beats and tunes. But hes a shy sort, preferring the music do the talking, happy to let Gee, the outspoken front person take the limelight. Malakais from Bristol, and the kind of artist that only comes from Bristol. Dubstep running through their bones. Hip hop in the fingers. 60s psychedelia in the heart. Only right, then, that Portishead mastermind Geoff Barrow has a thumb in this project. Barrows a kind of a mentor for Malakai, and is releasing the album on his own Invada label.