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…
New 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.
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!
Trill 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!
Hear 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.
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
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…
As many of you know, I have been consistently fighting copyright issues and song takedowns on Soundcloud for the past 3 years, finding ways to keep my music online to share with my fans. I have come to an impasse – I now have the maximum number of strikes allowed on Soundcloud, and have been forced to remove all of my tracks from my account in a last ditch effort to keep my fan base intact. This means that I have effectively been erased from the internet – my music has disappeared from the thousands of blogs that have shared my work via the Soundcloud widget and from every Facebook page and social media post where my songs have been shared. My Soundcloud account averaged almost 20K listens per day, with a total of nearly 20 million in the past couple of years – and I was gaining hundreds of new fans each week.
Over the years I have tried a number of things to combat copyright issues – I have posted my work to Legitmix and thefuture.fm, both legal sites that protect my work. However, my fans have never followed as they prefer to listen to my work on Soundcloud. I have spoken with the labels (one of my three strikes comes from an official remix!), worked with lawyers and called in favors. At this point, this is the only reasonable course of action that remains. While I would love to write a treatise on the many issues with American copyright law and with the archaic thinking employed by the major labels, I will save that for another day. For now, I would like to find a way for you, my family, friends and fans, to continue to enjoy my music.
I have uploaded almost all of my work to www.youtube.com/scottmelker. Further, over the coming weeks I will be uploading everything directly to my blog – http://themelkerproject.com/. You will always be able to find my music there, so please check in on a regular basis. There is an email submission form on the right side of the site – please send over your address so that I can send my music directly.
I hope that you choose to continue to listen to my music, as I will continue to make it for you. Thank you.
For #TBT this week, I am sharing one of my favorite remixes that flew largely under the radar. This was one of my favorite songs in the 90s, so I updated it with a new crunk hip hop sound. Enjoy!