Amadeusz Małkowski, better known by his artist name Madis, is a Krakow-born Polish composer and electronic music producer characterized by modern sounds combined with the sounds of "old school electronica”.
His musical jurney began in 2015, when he remixed the main theme from Interstellar movie composed by Hans Zimmer in a intensely electronic style with elements of trance music. The next step was single Desert of Lost Souls - this time inspired by the sounds of Jean-Michel Jarre - three years later remixed by legendary trance producer Alex M.O.R.P.H. This remix has been presented several times in one of the most popular radio shows, A State Of Trance, hosted by Armin van Buuren.
On July 20, 2019, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, the track Carrying The Fire had its premiere, which was also a preview of Madis's debut album - Sea of Tranquility. Carrying The Fire was very well received by the audience and to this day it has been listened to over 7 million times. The single also became part of the legendary In Search Of Sunrise 16 compilation mixed by Giuseppe Ottaviani.
On September 2019, Madis was a guest at the opening ceremony of the European Rover Challenge and with his electronic music concert, he honored the 50th anniversary of the first people on the Moon with songs specially composed for this occasion.
On March 2020, Madis released his debut album Sea of Tranquility, inspired by the Silver Globe. Seven tracks recorded in a continuous sequence make up an electronic story about a man's journey to the Moon, taking the listener into modern soundscapes and melodic sequences. Also in 2020, the EP Hometown was released, inspired by Amadeus' hometown - Krakow. You can hear fragments of the bugle call of St. Mary or the sounds of ironworks. The EP was released in a limited series, on an orange vinyl symbolizing the setting sun.
On April 2022, Madis released his second studio album Sail, where you can hear many musical experiments - from catchy, rhythmic melodies, through dark sequences, to elements of film and even rock music. The album also features the voice of the Italian singer Kyrah Aylin and the guitar sounds of Polish guitarist Jacek Królik.
On August 18, 2023, Madis' third studio album was released, which is a continuation of Sea of Tranquility. This time the goal of the musical journey is the planet Mars as the next step in human space exploration. The release titled Plains of Elysium contains seven songs and, in addition to the digital edition, is also available on CD and vinyl.
On September 2023, Madis performed at four concerts in Poland - Warsaw, Kraków, Poznań and Wrocław, presenting tracks from the upcoming album combined with older compositions.