Where are you currently based and what is the music scene like there?
I have been living in London for the past 7 years. The music scene is great, no matter what you are into there will be a club night you can go too every weekend. There is always so much going on.
How did you first start playing music?
I was always just really interested in music from when i was really young, and when i was about 13 i got some decks from my mum’s friends son. There was about 20 techno and hard house records in there, so i just learnt with them. Alongside being really into hip hop too, i think thats why I’ve always liked to play different styles.
What have you been working on lately?
I have been working on some new music for my label Club Bad, which I will be launching this year. Also a new DJ mix compilation which will be coming out this summer.
You have an Australian tour coming up, where will you be headed?
Perth, Sydney, Queenstown, Brisbane, Geelong & Melbourne. Cant wait!
Who are you listening to at the moment?
I’m on tour in America at the moment so I’ve been listening to a lot of J Dilla, Kendrick Lamar, The Internet etc in-between shows. But in terms of dance music I’ve been really into Loco Dice’s Desolat label, and also there’s a producer called Hector Couto who i really like.
What influences your songwriting and how do you usually go about producing?
I have so many different influences from a range of genre’s, and i just try and take what i like from them and put my own twist on it. i think at the moment early Basement Jaxx would be the biggest influence on me. Just the way they wrote tracks that where so out there but at the same time worked as proper songs.
What equipment / programs do you use?
i just Ableton Live, Push 2 and a lot of vintage synths. My favourites i use on almost everything are the Korg Monopoly, Roland-sh09 and the Juno 106.
Favourite artist of all time?
The Prodigy for sure. Liam Howlett’s music changed my life and so many of his records mean so much to me.
You are renowned for your mixing, how did you first start mixing and what do you find most enjoyable and challenging?
As i said earlier i started mixing really young, i just liked the idea of mixing a lot of different styles together which is something I’ve kept throughout my whole career. Its important for me to have my own style. When mixing gets too easy thats when it gets boring for me, so i always need to keep it challenging.
Please tell us about your event series Club Bad:
Club Bad is a party i started in my hometown of Liverpool, it was initially just somewhere me and my friends could get together and listen to some good music to be honest. Ive had some of my favourite DJ’s so far including Jasper James, Adam Port, DJ Boring etc. I love doing it!
Check out the video of the latest sold out night with Jasper James.
Elrow has also recently made you the non-EU ambassador of their brand,
watch Melé playing for Elrow Berlin here
How did you come to be working with Elrow?
When the idea of me doing a record on Eats Everything’s Edible came about i went to one of their Off Sonar parties 2 or 3 years ago and met all the crew. We all just became friends really quickly really and they loved the type of music i made and the records i played in my sets, so they just invited me to do a few parties initially and see how it went. Being asked to be made a ambassador of the biggest party in the world right now is something special for me.
What do you have planned for the rest of 2018?
Just more touring and producing more music!
Favourite food and place to hangout?
My favourite is a place called Meat Liquor in London.
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