John Malcolm Smith started Malolo Records in 2010 as a private record label. Primarily focused on producing and releasing John’s songs and collaborations, John also provides production and/or promotional services for selected songwriters. In addition to licensing music, Malolo Records licenses John’s underwater sound recordings for use in media productions and ventures.

During his first visit to Hawai’i in 2003, John decided to return to a life closer to the ocean. He started an AV production company, Whaletail Productions, on the Big Island in 2005 and took to the sea shooting underwater video and amassing a media library comprised of video, photos and audio from his ocean outings. Whaletail Productions offered a variety of media services from consulting and managing projects to recording and producing audio and video. Malolo Records overtook Whaletail Productions as john shifted his focus back toward music and audio, although he continues to shoot and edit video and photos.

Since moving back to the mainland in 2011, John has been developing original songs and soundscapes as well as other media-related projects. John is currently based out of Longview, Texas.

John Smith with beard, at Waimea Canyon, Kauai
John Smith at Waimea Canyon | Kauai

John Smith – Owner, Producer | Malolo Records

P.O. Box 4383 • Longview, TX 75606

+1 512-962-2822 • malolorecords[at]