At Home With LWE: 25th November - Melé TakeoverWed 25th Nov
Taking over today’s At Home With picks is revered tastemaker, frequent chart topper and touted label boss, Melé.
Renowned for his distinct dancefloor led fusion of percussive world grooves, the Merseyside native made an imprint on the scene early with a number of huge releases for the likes of Defected, Edible and Unknown To The Unknown. A 2019 appearance on the seminal BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix series and the launch of his coveted label, Club Bad, have since positioned Melé among the electronic music elite as he continues to break new ground with his infectious productions.
Melé’s selection of recent and all time favourites include Liam Howlett, A Guy Called Gerald, Richard Russell, Theo Parrish, Maurice Fulton and more.
A Recent Mix:
Melé - Dance Classics
I did this mix during the first lockdown of some of my favourite Dance Classics, all on 3 turntables using vinyl only. It was a massive pain at the start, but buzzing with how it turned out. Underworld, Masters At Work, Daft Punk, Lil Louis. It’s a vibe!
An All Time Favourite:
Liam Howlett - The Dirtchamber Sessions Volume 1
This is a mix I come back to at least once a month. It influenced my quick mixing style a lot in my early career. First time I heard tracks from artists like Primal Scream, Ultramagnetic MC’s and the KLF. It still blows my mind how this was put together. Classic!
A Recent Release:
Melé – The Panther Ft Lazarusman (Circus Recordings)
I’m so proud of this record. It took a long time to finish so it feels nice that its finally out. It features incredible South African vocal Lazarusman and is out on Yousef’s Circus Recordings. A Label I’ve always wanted to release on being from Liverpool.
An All Time Favourite:
A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
I wasn’t even born when this track came out, but it’s by far my favourite record of all time. My uncle used to go the Hacienda and Quadrant Park a lot, so he introduced me to acid house from a very young age. I did an edit of the Danny Tenaglia remix that I always play in my sets.
A Good Read:
Richard Russell - Liberation Through Hearing
Richard is one of my heroes, being instrumental in so many of my favourite artists like The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal, The White Stripes etc. This book goes through his entire career in music, but also talks a lot about early UK hip hop, the rave scene and much more. So good!
A Good Watch:
Theo Parrish x Maurice Fulton at Liquidroom, Tokyo
Always come back to this video for some reason! Just 2 of my favourite DJ’s having fun behind the decks in Japan.