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Mikel Unzurrunzaga Schmitz, aka Makala and/or DJ Makala, is based in the Basque Country, region of Spain.

With more than two decades working as Club and Radio DJ, is also a versatile musician, producer, remixer and promoter.

Having released own records and vinyls on labels such as Novophonic, Metak & Lovemonk, also put some songs and remixes in compilations for UrbanWorld (Denmark), Agogo (Germany), Movimientos (UK), Freshly Squeezed (UK), Wagram (France), Elkar (Basque Country),…

Makala’s “Unexpected Tapas” album was finalist of “Best World Music Album” of Spanish Independent UFI Music Awards 2012.

Since the mid 90s, has been performing live as DJ or musician across European venues, clubs & festivals such as Sonar (Barcelona), Glastonbury (UK), Wilderness (UK), Couvre Feu (France), Dranouter (Belgium), Popkomm (Germany), Jazzaldia (Basque Country), Atlantikaldia (Basque Country), Womex (Finland),…

Over the years his eclectic DJ sessions have embraced an ever increasing range of musical styles: from Afro to Funk, Soul to Disco, Ska to Hip Hop, Latin to Dub, Cumbia to Samba, House to Jazz,.. Expect a mix of Global sounds, from classic to modern, across genres, tons of dance and fun.

Since 2005, manages his weekly Boom Shaka Laka radio show on Radio Gaztea, Basque Public Radio (EITB).

Since 2008, organizes regularly the Global Funk events in Basque cities, having shared & played there with guest DJs & artists like Alice Russell, Nickodemus, Quantic, Captain Planet, Daniel Haaksman, Tahira, Rainer Trüby,...

Since 2010, is curator of DJs performing at Nauticool stage in the Heineken Jazzaldia, International Jazz Festival of Donostia-San Sebastián.

Since 2014, is head of Orrua Diskak, his independent record label. Releasing until now, more than 10 references of projects such as Makala Jazz Funk Band, Gasteiz Big Band, Grupo Maré Baixa, Makala & Jimmy Bidaurreta, No-Land Trio,…

In the 2019 year, starts a new musical adventure called Topa-K guided by Agus “Korrontzi” & DJ Makala, which was presented live at 25th edition of Womex, in Tampere-Finland.

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