Mark Wynter, his father being Winston Wynter, an accomplished jazz musician, he was immersed in music from birth.
Now an innovative and influential artist, musician, producer and songwriter, his songs are distinguished by their message of solidarity and social awareness.
His first steps into music were as a drummer. Encouraged by his father, he learnt to play big band, jazz and rock before becoming interested in Reggae culture and music. He performed for many years as a reggae drummer, supporting and backing a host of renowned artists before he emerged as a DJ on sound systems.
His many years on the sound system circuit saw him work alongside Reggae dancehall’s finest artistes from both sides of the Atlantic. It was at this time that he first discovered music programming and studio engineering, producing his first reggae and jungle recordings.
His highly acclaimed self-produced debut album Jah Light was followed by his groundbreaking work for Philip Fatis Burrell of Xterminator Records. After relocating to Jamaica he began to be mentored by Fatis, Dean Fraser and Beres Hammond and was pivotal in many of Xterminator’s finest productions of this era.
If not singing, he could be found at the mixing console, either engineering or creating new music for the then premier Reggae production house. Influenced and guided by Jamaica’s finest including Sly Dunbar, Solgie Hamilton, Chris Meridith, Stephen Stanley and the Firehouse Crew, he quickly became recognised as an accomplished artist/engineer/producer with an ear for detail.
His production credits include Sizzla’s top ten Billboard Chart album Bobo Ashanti, Words of Truth and various other XTM productions. Highlights include extensive touring with Sizzla, working alongside Beres Hammond, Lauren Hill, Earl Chinna Smith, Morgan Heritage, Naughty by Nature and many others. Over the years, he has worked and collaborated with many record companies including Virgin, Sony and V.P. Records.
Currently residing in the U.K. Prince Malachi has completed his studio build and is now concentrating on releasing his own self-produced material. Now also a proficient studio and live engineer, recent credits include the BBC’s Jools Holland show, Reading and Leeds Festivals and others.
Widely recognised for his intense, emotive and deft song-writing, his powerful and emotional live performances are legendary, with productions skills influenced by his eclectic musical background. With a long awaited self -produced album scheduled for release in 2014, Prince Malachi is now preparing to share his innovative artistic work with the world.