MINISTRY OF SOUND x THE YACHT WEEK PRESENTS: MELÉ
Ministry of Sound is one of dance music’s biggest players and we’re teaming up with them to bring you some of the hottest up and coming DJs this summer on our Croatia Original Route.
First up we have UK rising star Melé, known for his euphoric high-octane dance music inspired by his love of Brazilian beats, transatlantic hip hop and classic house. His energetic and unique percussive sound has gained him prolific support and recognition from some of the biggest acts across the globe including Disclosure, Pete Tong and Annie Mac.
Ministry Of Sound has remained at the forefront of electronic music for over 27 years and is synonymous worldwide with unrivalled clubbing. There’s no better brand for us to link up with to showcase a new clubbing experience such as ‘The Buzz'. Ministry Of Sound will bring decades of party know-how and of course, two DJs who really know how to please a crowd.
Renowned for powering the dancefloor with octane dynamism, Melé is an artist who fully warrants his current status as a revered selector and producer. Boasting a particular niche of sound that utilises a mesh of world music influenced house, transatlantic hip hop, broader UK sounds and classic Chicago grooves, the boy from the Wirral is gaining worldwide recognition by the minute.
His catalogue thus far reaps a hotbed of anthemic music, from his two releases on Eats Everything Edible imprint, hotly acclaimed DJ Haus’ Unknown to the Unknown, his In The House compilation on the legendary Defected Records (following Loco Dice, Masters at Work and Nic Fanculli), ‘Ambience’ the carnival charged flex that not only kick started his prolific career but also undoubtedly spearheaded the tribal house movement and of course, his score of remixes and production efforts for the likes of Mabel, SG Lewis, George Morel, Ray Blk, Kano and Friendly Fires.
In fact it was his mighty remix for Friendly Fires’s Heaven Let Me In with which he ended a hugely prolific 2018. Last year saw Melé further prove his unique ability to don the perfect balance between party-fuelled plays and esteemed, underground sessions by headlining a veritable array of clubbing and festival hotspots including Gilles Peterson’s lauded Worldwide Festival to the legendary Elrow in Barcelona. It was also the year that he took on multiple US tours playing the likes of EDC Vegas, CRSSD and Smart Bar, Chicago in his debut year. His colossal Club Bad brand consecutively sold out six shows, with guests like Jasper James, William Djoko, Mella Dee and DJ Boring all passing through. It was also the year that his Club Bad guise added a string to its bow, debuting a clothing range alongside UN:IK Clothing to much acclaim - both ranges sold out within days of dropping.
This year however is already looking like it’ll surpass the last having already kicked things off with a huge landmark. Announcing his BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix to much acclaim, Melé joins a long esteemed list of DJs who have contributed to the seminal series. If that wasn’t enough, he also announced the launch of his anticipated Club Bad imprint. The label will debut with a two- track EP courtesy of Melé himself before dropping a string of releases from a veritable who’s who of exciting producers.
Melé will be bringing his transatlantic hip hop, broader UK sounds and classic Chicago grooves to the Buzz Boat this summer and trust us when we say it's gonna live up to your wildest fantaseas.
WHERE AND WHEN?
Croatia Original Route | Week 33With releases across Defected Records and Eat’s Everything’s Edible record label, we'll all board the Melé groove train Week 33, Croatia Original Route from The Buzz.
Want a sneak peek of what to expect? Check out his Spotify to get a taste of what's to come.Give him a follow... Instagram | Facebook | Soundcloud