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!

Yes We Can

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

The Melker Project BroBible Summer Mix

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.

 

June 17, 2014 in NEWS, STUFF I LIKE

Coming Soon – TRILLER!

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For my 6th EP focusing on a single artist, I have decided to tackle the immense catalogue of the one and only King Of Pop, Michael Jackson. The release date has not been determined, as I am still working on the art work and final concept (Michael Crackson? Michael Trapson?), but I do know that the album will be called “TRILLER.” The music is almost completed, and I am very excited to share it with the world… so get ready, because TRILLER IS COMING!

June 16, 2014 in NEWS, STUFF I LIKE

Ballin’ Oates – One Of XPN’s Top Posts Of All Time

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I went to the University Of Pennsylvania. They have a radio station. That radio station posted Ballin’ Oates on their website. That website just celebrated their 10,000th post, and included Ballin’ Oates as one of their 10 top posts of all time. They used the artwork from Ballin’ Oates for said post. That is really cool. You can read about it here. On a side note, I was a radio DJ at Penn – but we were on AM, having been KICKED OFF OF FM the year before.

June 12, 2014 in #TBT, REMIXES

#TBT – Dream Ride ft. Fleetwood Mac, Ciara & Ludacris

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This week’s TBT features a modern classic from Skeetwood Mac – “Dream Ride ft. Fleetwood Mac, Ciara & Ludacris.” If you haven’t heard it before, now is your big chance. So listen to it. Seriously, listen now.

June 9, 2014 in NEWS

Interview on JoyOfViolentMovement.Com

Scott Melker Interview

Few blogs have shown as much support for The Melker Project as The Joy Of Violent Movement, an incredible one-man-show based in New York. William reached out to me recently with a few interview questions, which I happily answered here. We discussed everything from my musical influences to what it’s like to share a stage with Snoop Dogg. Enjoy!

June 2, 2014 in STUFF I LIKE

The Red Viber (Oberyn) Is Inigo Montoya


The entire time I was watching the finale of last night’s episode of Game Of Thrones, this clip from The Princess Bride was haunting me….