July 24, 2014 in #TBT, REMIXES

#TBT Capital Cities – Safe And Sound (The Melker Project Remix)

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People seem to like when I play the piano, as evidenced by the amazing comments on my new remix of “Latch.” I also played the piano on my remix of “Safe & Sound.” You guys seemed to like that as well. And it’s #TBT. So, yeah, here’s another remix with lots of piano.

July 23, 2014 in REMIXES

Disclosure – Latch (The Melker Project Remix)

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Latch” is arguably the best song to make it to the pop charts in a number of years. That’s because it’s not really a pop song. It’s an incredible house track that takes me back to the Body N’ Soul days in NYC.

When I listen to the song and Sam Smith’s voice, I can’t help but hear the track cut in half and turned into a moodier slow jam… so I created just that. This is an acoustic version anchored by melodic pianos, with low key cymbals, strings and bass added in for extra flavor. I hope you like it – this is definitely one of my favorite pieces that I have created. Please HEART IT ON HYPEM HERE!

July 17, 2014 in #TBT, REMIXES

#TBT – Don’t Let Me Down, Biggie Ft. The Beatles, The Notorious B.I.G. & Gramatik

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I’ve been slackin’ on my pimpin’ hard with the blog, y’all. I apologize for that. Sometimes life gets in the way. Thursday is the perfect day to bring it back for #TBT, and this week I am sharing one of my most popular tracks of all time… “Don’t Let Me Down, Biggie Ft. The Beatles, The Notorious B.I.G. & Gramatik.” You know what it is….THE SKEETLES.

July 10, 2014 in REMIXES

The Melker Project – Loyal Ft. Chris Brown

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“Loyal” is a popular song. What do I hear when I listen to this track? A slowed down, dub version with a Nudisco flare. At least I think that is how this would be categorized. What do I know, I just make these songs. Download it for FREE right HERE! Huge thanks to JAYELAUDIO for the premiere! Heart on Hypem HERE!

July 9, 2014 in NEWS

JEFF PEARLMAN’S QUAZ Q&A, FEATURING SCOTT MELKER

jeff-pearlman-slide1Jeff Pearlman is awesome. He is a New York Times best-selling author of 6 books. He was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He does an amazing Q&A on his website with people from sports/entertainment/politics/whatever. He was kind enough to feature me in a lengthy, in-depth interview. You can read it HERE. We discussed everything from my creative process to me sleeping in Celine Dion’s broom closet wearing a shirt that says “I’m Celine’s Bitch Boy.”

 

July 2, 2014 in MIXTAPES

FREE MIXTAPE! FratMusic Blue Label – The Melker Project Presents “Turn Down For Summer.”

FratMusic Blue Label - The Melker Project Present "Turn Down For Summer."

July 4th weekend is upon us! The coming days are a time to kick back, BBQ, watch Team America and celebrate our collective awesomeness.  I teamed up with FratMusic to put together the perfect mixtape for your holiday festivities, which I have titled “Turn Down For Summer.” The mix is a collection of my tracks – old, new and unheard – mixed together for your listening pleasure. So throw that 48 ounce steak on the grill, crack open a Natural Light, lay back in your lawn chair and let this mix help you TURN DOWN.

June 26, 2014 in #TBT, REMIXES

#TBT – YES WE CAN. GO USA, BEAT GERMANY!

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In honor of the USA’s do-or-die World Cup game today, I am sharing this track that I did for a show intro when Obama won re-election. Yes We CAN, Yes WE CAN, YES WE CAN!!!! Go USA!

June 23, 2014 in NEWS

The Melker Project – Artist Spotlight On Nilsen Report

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The fine folks at Nilsen Report were kind enough to spotlight my work last week. This was as shocking to me as it is to you. Really, really shocking.  I am shocked. See what they had to say right HERE. And, just for fun, listen to Red Hot Trilli Peppers below!!!!

June 19, 2014 in #TBT, MIXTAPES

#TBT – Summer Mix For BroBible

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For #TBT, I am throwing it way back – to three weeks ago. I composed this 30 minute mix tape for BroBible, and it’s really awesome (if I do say so myself). It is chalk full of my remixes, mashups and edits, many of which have never been heard before. Put this on while you are watching your favorite World Cup team and get pumped!

June 18, 2014 in STUFF I LIKE

Decades Later, A New Glitch Is Discovered In Super Mario Bros.

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In the grand scheme of über nerdery, few activities surpass spending countless hours playing retro games on an original Nintendo. Also, few things are as awesome. Some Grand Maester of the House Of Dorkanus discovered, decades later, a glitch that allows players of Super Mario Bros. to receive infinite 1 Ups in a complicated scheme worthy of Edward Snowden (or the creators of Ikari Warriors, amirite?). As described on the site RetroCollect - First, you must first take player one’s Mario to the second level of the game and throw away your first life. With Luigi taking over, player two must traverse all the way to World 5-2 and find the hidden beanstalk block halfway through the stage. Once there, Luigi must start climbing the vines, however, he must await – and take on the chin – an incoming projectile from one of the Hammer Bros. Upon being hit, once player one resumes control of Mario, the beanstalk from World 5-2 will start growing in World 1-2, providing all you need to infinitely kick shells for unlimited bonuses.

A few things to consider. First, whoever is controlling Luigi in the video below is a stone cold Mario pimp. This dude cruises through obstacles like a mythical flying beast on meth. I’ve never seen someone play so well. Second, the hours of game play and complete random luck required to discover the glitch are mind boggling.  Third, and perhaps most importantly, Mario looks like he is twerking, backin’ that ass up, dropping it low, or whatever hip-hop-ism you find appropriate.  I may have to put this video to music.

Also, this gives me the perfect opportunity to share this throwback gem of mine, sampling the Mario Bros. theme song.