May 21, 2015 in #TBT, REMIXES, Uncategorized

Happy Birthday Biggie!

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It’s no secret that I am obsessed with The Notorious B.I.G. I have remixed his tracks countless times, and find myself consistently coming back to his catalogue when I need something perfect for a track. My “Happy Birthday Biggie” soundcloud playlist no longer exists, so I thought I would share video links to some of my favorite Biggie Smalls remixes that I have done over the years.





The Melker Project – Juicy Royals Ft. Lorde & The Notorious B.I.G. from The Melker Project on Vimeo.

May 11, 2015 in STUFF I LIKE

Cherrelle Ft. Alexander O’Neal – Saturday Love

This is what I am listening to right now. It is one of the best songs ever made. It’s called “Saturday Love,” and I am listening to it on Monday. That’s how much I like it.

May 7, 2015 in NEWS

David Guetta Fake DJing

One of my lovely readers shared this video in the comment section of my letter to David Guetta. It was too good not to share. No words needed, just watch…

May 5, 2015 in Music

NO NO WAY – Scott Melker & Glow Team

NO NO WAY Scott Melker Glow TeamNew York native Scott Melker doubled down with Miami based production outfit Glow Team to produce a banging heavy-hitter that’s perfect for late night cruising and pre-party turning-up. Titled “No No Way,” the tune rides an undulating wave that coasts along on mellow, atmospheric runs before plunging into fierce, hard-hitting bass sequences.

“No No Way is a track that I started almost two years ago. I chopped up the vocal sample, trapped it out, and put it on my to-do list to finish,” said Melker. “When I met the young geniuses from Glow Team, I sent the track over and let them run with it.”

“When Melker showed us the track, we instantly knew we had to bounce on the beat. It just clicked,” added Glow Team.

After several weeks of going back and forth, both artists realized they were sitting on something special. Fans of Glow Team will hear their stamp on the track in its high-octane build-ups and frenetic sound effects, whereas Melker’s touch is apparent in the tune’s bouncing, trap-inspired rhythm and spliced vocals. Despite the ferocity of its beat and the raw intensity of its bass drops, “No No Way” is painted in a haunting and almost melancholy light by a simple three-note melody framed by evocative arpeggios.

HEART ON HYPEM RIGHT HERE – PLEASE!

http://hypem.com/track/2b59e/Scott+Melker+X+Glow+Team+-+No+No+Way

May 4, 2015 in NEWS, STUFF I LIKE

Dear David Guetta… You Suck.

David-Guetta-at-Tomorrowland-608x361Dear Dave (can I call you Dave?),

How are you? It has been a really long time! I hope that you are doing great.

Anyway, I was writing to let you know that you are the worst and represent everything that is wrong with DJ and EDM culture. I recently had the displeasure of reading your interview with Beatport. Riveting stuff, really. I particularly enjoyed the following excerpt.

“Not everything went smoothly behind-the-scenes, though.. Something crazy happened to me on the [first weekend],” he says. “I’m using Rekordbox and Pioneer to play, and before I saved my playlist to my SD card, my computer crashed. So I just had to put all my music in a random order on USB sticks at the last minute, doing it really old school, scrolling to look for the records I wanted to play next.”

There are so many things wrong with you, and with this paragraph, that I felt compelled to write you this heartfelt letter.

First, if you are using Rekordbox, USB sticks and Pioneer to play, there is NOTHING “old school” about it – these are new technologies used by EDM DJs. You wouldn’t know “old school” if DJ Jazzy Jeff slapped you in the face with a dubplate. What you attempted to do is not “old school,” it’s actually just “DJing.” Congrats! Further, a true “old school” DJ uses these weird things called “turntables.” You put vinyl records on these “turntables.” They have needles and everything!

Second, real DJs do not have a pre made playlist. They do this crazy, daring thing called “reading a crowd.” Believe it or not, they actually decide what they are going to play next IN THE MOMENT and based on the reactions of the fans. Crazy, I know! You would probably have to stay a little more sober than you did last year at Tomorrowland to do this though, and treat it like an actual job.

I also enjoyed this segment of the article:

“The Black Eyed Peas’ surprise appearance also threw a curveball. “When Fergie decided to come last minute, it was like, OK, but I don’t have ‘I Gotta Feeling,’ because I don’t play it any more. I called my stage manager to go download ‘I Gotta Feeling’ on iTunes so I could play it. It was just completely crazy, but I loved it. And actually the set went amazing, and in a way the stress adds to the adrenaline.”

HOW STRESSFUL THAT MUST HAVE BEEN! You had to have one of your lackeys download the most popular (and arguably the worst) song created this century. Then you had to play it, unmixed, in it’s entirety while someone sang it? I mean, that requires telling someone what to do AND pushing play all during the same set. Side note, YOU PLAYED “I GOTTA FEELING” AT COACHELLA IN 2015.

Then there was this little gem:

As he tells it, his new radio-ready single with Afrojack and Nicki Minaj, “Hey Mama,” has brought a new edge to his sets. Hip hop and trap have started to play a lead role, a move that was validated by seeing Chicago bass heads Flosstradamus light up the festival’s Outdoor Theatre.

“Because of ‘Hey Mama,’ I have been playing some hip hop,” Guetta tells Beatport in the days after the festival. “A lot of new hip hop records have a similar tempo to EDM, so it’s quite easy to make remixes. I was thinking I might be the only one who does that.”

Wow, David! Your new song “Hey Mama” is so edgy. You really broke new ground (or bit off other trends that have been around for years, but whatever) by creating that one. How daring of you to make a song that does not sound exactly like all of your other songs, but actually does just sound exactly like your other songs but at a different tempo. You’re a real modern day Herbie Hancock, man, pushing the boundaries of music! We all know that you didn’t actually make this song by yourself, or any of your other tracks for that matter (shout out to Joachim Garraud!).  You played hip hop in a DJ set? You were thinking that YOU MIGHT BE THE ONLY ONE WHO DOES THAT!? What planet are you living on? Hip hop DJs basically invented this industry for you and are out there playing rap every night of the week.

The only excuse you have is that you clearly do not know any better. Maybe you really believe that the 100 “DJs” on the festival circuit represent the entirety of the DJ world. Maybe you really don’t know anything about the history of DJing, or that there are hundreds of thousands of DJs out there making a living. Let me help you understand. You are not a DJ. You are barely a producer. People bring you music, you put it out with your name on it, show up and push play. Good for you man, I’m glad you are getting rich – I’m just not that psyched about you destroying DJ culture.

You suck.

Scott Melker

 

April 28, 2015 in STUFF I LIKE

What I’m Listening To Right Now – Jermaine Stewart, “We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off”

Sometimes I share songs that I like. I have liked this song since it was released in 1986. I had it on 45. For those of you that are too young to know, that’s the tiny little vinyl with the big hole in it. I also had the tape. And then the CD. I really like this song. Educate yourself!

April 27, 2015 in NEWS, REMIXES

TRILL COLLINS – AVAILABLE FOR FREE FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Trill Collins - The Melker ProjectTrill Collins is one of my favorite projects that I ever released, especially the first track. Unfortunately, I chose to put the responsibility for this release into the hands of a PR company for the first (and last time), and it went further under the radar than my other EPs. Also, when I originally dropped Trill Collins, it was available for sale exclusively on LEGITMIX. For the first time, I am offering Trill Collins as a FREE DOWNLOAD. Get it RIGHT HERE! You can also stream the entire project on YouTube, as seen below. Enjoy!

April 24, 2015 in MIXTAPES

The Melker Project 3 – Now On Youtube

The Melker Project 3 – no longer on Soundcloud, now on YouTube!

Download available HERE.

April 23, 2015 in NEWS

The World’s 5 Douchiest DJs

1407540097692.cachedHear yee, hear yee! The votes are in and the world’s 5 douchiest DJs have been announced. The winners are – Steve Aoki, Steve Aoki, Steve Aoki, Steve Aoki AND STEVE AOKI. In all “seriousness,” Pulse compiled a list that included other DJs besides Steve Aoki, although he will clearly always be the biggest (and least talented) douche. Here is that list. 

April 23, 2015 in NEWS

Beats For Breakfast By Scott Melker

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Every week I will be writing an article for the wonderful people at MovesMagazine.com. This week, I chose to write about the 5 songs that I listened to this morning. You can read the entire article RIGHT HERE. Here is a little taste to whet your appetite…

As a music producer and DJ, I spend a majority of my waking hours listening to, creating and mixing music. The first thing that I do each day is cue up a few of my favorites, alongside songs that I have been meaning to listen to. This is how I spend the first hour or so of my morning, assuming I am not changing diapers and dealing with a screaming baby.

Here are 5 songs that I listened to this morning.

Daktyl & Howie Lee – Marlena

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDSkWMvZZh0

This is definitely one of my favorite songs at the moment. It’s incredibly unique, with slightly off beat drums and a heavy future bass line that blows my mind every time I listen. This one is guaranteed to set my day off right…

FULL ARTICLE HERE