By Crystal Harrell
A night out with friends enjoying the club scene with drinks on hand sounds like the ideal way to spend a Saturday. This weekend fantasy could become your next reality, as world-famous electronic musician and DJ extraordinaire Chris Malinchak is set to perform at Pretty Faces Nightclub in Palm Springs on March 4, starting at 9 a.m. and ending into Sunday morning, March 5, at 2 a.m.
This incredible night of deep house music starts with an opening set by Pico, and is expected to sell out. Early bird ticket prices are ten dollars and can be purchased at www.palmspringsparty.com. The show is 21+ only, and more information or to inquire about VIP bottle service can be done by texting (760)-333-31139.
“I’m looking forward to performing at Pretty Faces Nightclub and getting out to the West Coast. Partly because of how cold the weather has been. I’ve just been writing. I’m going to be in San Diego the night before the Palm Springs show. I love this whole desert area; it has a unique style and feel to it,” shared Malinchak.
A long-term DJ and producer from New York, child prodigy Chris Malinchak became a household name with the 2013 release of his iconic record “So Good To Me”. Startlingly fresh, it quickly became the most Shazamed record in the United Kingdom and the most played record on BBC Radio 1. This song entered the UK Singles Chart at number 2, only beaten by Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. The track sold about 73,000 copies in its debut week  and on July 22, 2013 acclaimed silver certification, selling over 200,000 copies in the UK. On August 22, 2013, Malinchak released “So into You”, a remix of “Don’t Disturb this Groove”, a 1987 hit by the System. Malinchak’s second single, “If U Got It” was released January 24, 2014 and peaked at number 23 in the UK. His third single titled “Stranger” was released in February 2014. Malinchak’s brand of deep house found a new audience and saw him playing DJ sets around the world.
“Ever since I was a baby, I played piano—even before my feet could reach the floor while sitting on the piano bench. Along the way, I made a song that ended up being a really big tune, even a hit (So Good To Me). And that just let to an infinity of opportunities to see the world and share my music. I always enjoy writing, composing, and playing sets. This allowed me to take everything on the road. I love performing in front of 10 people or a hundred thousand people. It doesn’t matter, it’s always special to me,” said Malinchak.
Malinchak recounts his favorite shows to perform as all being unique for one reason or another, but the one that stands out the most to the legendary DJ is one of his smallest shows and took place just as he released “So Good To Me.” He recalled seeing fans at a Los Angeles show who had followed him during his humble beginnings posting songs online—witnessing Malinchak come full circle as his music career was about to change forever.
“I saw fans singing alone, and I legitimately started to tear up. I got grabbed by the emotion and it was beautiful. It couldn’t have been more than 100 people, but it is still one of the top shows I think of that gives me a warm chill when I remember,” stated Malinchak.
Malinchak’s creative process when it comes to his music is haphazard, as he takes inspiration from his wooded New York residence teeming with wildlife, but he also lets his mind wander to musical soundscapes that intrigue him until something emerges from the flow.
“It could be a melody or a lyric, but when it grabs you, it’s an indescribable feeling having this thing you brought to life exist in front of you,” explained Malinchak.
In addition to his live music pursuits, Malinchak also has his own radio show that he hosts on SirusXM, approrpiately named The Malinchak Show. The show plays in the United States with other partners around the world that have joined the syndication.
“This joy I feel while performing—it’s not an act, or a hashtag, it’s genuine. I love what I do and it’s always from the heart,” said Malinchak.
To hear more of Malinchak’s music before his killer set at Pretty Faces Nightclub, listen on Spotify, YouTube, and other major music platforms, as well as his website at www.chrismalinchak.com.