Not every teenager can brag about having produced tracks for the likes of MF Doom, IDK, and Joey Bada$$. Neither is it normal for a teenage to refer to that time they were in the studio with Jay Rock, Cee Lo Green, Tinashe, Ari Lennox or AlunaGeorge. But Oliver Malcolm wasn’t like every other teenager when he accomplished all of this before he had even turned 20.
Malcolm was born not far away from Denmark in Stockholm, Sweden, but he grew up in the UK and now resided in L.A. where he’s working on his very promising solo career.
In a very young age, he fell in love with Eminem after hearing “Lose Yourself” (and let’s be honest, who didn’t?). Thus, suddenly he found himself deeply buried in artists like Dr. Dre, Tupac and MGMT and at the age of 12 bought his first decks and taught himself to DJ.
That’s how it all started.
Although Oliver Malcolm got great success under his producer alias Bigg Kid, it was like something was missing. Like no one could really make and perform the songs that were playing in his head. There was nothing else to do than to learn how to sing so he could make them himself. That’s what he did, and the first result was the genre-bending, extremely catchy single “Switched Up”.
With good attitude, a mix of alternative pop, soul and hip hop, and a huge talent for production, Oliver Malcolm has created a unique musical universe that we’re very excited to present to you at Tinderbox 2023!
Oliver Malcolm will play Tinderbox on June 22nd, 2023.