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.

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.