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.


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 - 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


Every week I will be writing an article for the wonderful people at 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…


April 21, 2015 in NEWS

Soundcloud Takedowns


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, 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 Further, over the coming weeks I will be uploading everything directly to my blog – 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.

January 22, 2015 in #TBT, REMIXES

#TBT The Melker Project – Shorty Swing My Way Ft. KP & Envyi

Shorty Swing My Way The Melker Project Remix

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!