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Frank Ocean Producer Malay Has Started A New Record Label

A “collaboration album” is reportedly on the way.

November 11, 2016

M A L A Y | B O O T Y C L U B FT. F R A N K O C E A N

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James Ryan Ho a.k.a. Malay has started a yet-to-be named record label with BMG, Billboard has reported. The producer has worked with Frank Ocean on his albums Channel Orange and Blond, and has collaborated extensively with Zayn Malik.

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Malay discussed his vision for the imprint. He hopes to sign "some classic, timeless artists that are impactful and still very musical and anti-gimmick." His plan is to guide the artists he works with to eventual autonomy. "It's just a little bit deeper where I can actually find somebody and help them from the beginning to the point where they're independently running their own career."

The label was founded after a conversation with BMG president Zach Katz involving "a forthcoming collaboration album [Malay] plans to release." As Pitchfork has noted, Malay posted about the "Booty Club" on Instagram, something he's been referencing publicly since his Reddit AMA in August. "Everyone will get a ticket to the booty club who wants one," he wrote in response to a question asking what the "Booty Club" was.

The FADER has reached out to BMG for comment.

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