Malcolm has earned his recognition as an arranger, writer, engineer, producer, and mixer by working with an array of artists across many musical genres. Among these genres are artists such as Matchbox 20, Collective Soul, Full Devil Jacket, Isaac Hayes, Greenwheel, Clutch, Fear Factory, Liquid Gang, Eric Clapton, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, God Street Wine, Albert King, Derek Trucks, Brett Manning, and Nappy Roots, just to name a few. Most importantly, Malcolm is the proud father of four boys: Malcolm Springer II, Isaac Collins Springer, Korbin Jude Springer, and Kollin Ray Springer. He has been awarded platinum and gold records for his work with Collective Soul (Disciplined Breakdown, 1997), Matchbox 20 (Yourself or Someone Like You, 1996; Exile on Mainstream, 2007), Liquid Gang (Blunt Force Trauma, 2000), Fear Factory (Digimortal, 2001), The Horse Whisperer: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1998), 2 Fast 2 Furious: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2003), and Heavy Metal 2000: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000).
A gifted musician, Malcolm grew up listening to the Delta Blues, including artists such as Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. He also fell in love with The Beatles at an early age and, later on in his teenage years, began studying hard rock bands such as Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. In the early '90s, Malcolm was part of the first team to install the first moving altimation system for Solid State Logic. He then moved to Memphis to work for Beale Street Studios. Here he recorded The Mother Station, O'Landa Draper and the Associates, Bobby Whitlock (of Derick and the Domino's), and Teeny Hodges.
At 29 years old, in 2000, Malcolm secured a label imprint as an A&R representative with the legendary Lyor Cohen, one of the founders of Def Jam/Island Records, in New York City. In addition to spending time in New York, he also engineered, mixed, and produced in his studio in Memphis, Tennessee. In 2002, Malcolm fully relocated to Memphis to pursue engineering full-time. The following year, Malcolm moved back to his home state of Missouri to cut more records at his studio in New Madrid County.
Malcolm currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, working in a studio cottage at the previously named House of Blues Studios (now East Iris Studios under Universal Music Group). In addition to recording, mixing, and producing music here, Malcolm also has been remixing music for Dolby Atmos surround sound. Some of these artists include Nirvana, White Zombie, Bon Jovi, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kanye West, Soundgarden, Jay-Z, Steve Miller Band, Three Doors Down, and many others. He also runs his own production company and label, 10 Inch Wax, out of Nashville.
A small sample of Malcolm's recent work.