It’s no secret that the Netherlands, with Amsterdam at its core has become home to some of the most forward-thinking DJs out there, with artists like Jarreau Vandal, Jael and FS Green just some of those who’s sets are both thrilling and unpredictable, with a Soulection-inspired sound that stands at the forefront for the city’s new wave of producers and DJ’s now coming through.
One of those making a name for himself both in and outside of Amsterdam is Melle, a young DJ and edits connoisseur with an insatiable thirst to bring smiles on to peoples faces with his carefree and fun brand of edits and mixes. Moving from sun-kissed r&b to feelgood house and afrobeat as he transitions through his selections, it’s no surprise his tracks have been supported on BBC Radio 1, Apple Beats 1, Soulection Radio and Diplo & Friends, to name but a few.
For the (thankfully) sunkissed month of August, we’re thrilled to have one of our favourite producers over the last year in to deliver an About To Blow Mix of breezy beats, tender jams and melodic bops, evoking happy times and hot conditions, perfect for the summer season both in and out of lockdown.
In a manner that’s become synonymous with the Dutch mixing style, with artists like Jael and Wantigga – who’ve passed through the ATB guest room in recent years – Melle weaves together moments of blissed out jazz from Azymuth, Afrobeats with Juls, laid back chill-hop from Loyle Carner and Tom Misch, to classic cuts from Kelis and Pharrell for a 55-minute journey that touches all bases, making it an ideal soundtrack for the daytime as it is for a chilled evening, and a crystalline example as to why he’s an artist you can’t take your eye off right now.
Enjoy the vibes, follow melle on Soundcloud here – and peep the tracklist below.
Tuesday – Austin Marc
a milli w/ austin marc – sans
Julie Mangos – Tom Misch, Yussuf Dayes
Justine’s Interlude – A COLORS SHOW GoldLink
Wassup – Sango x GoldLink
Welcome To The All Good Life – FS Green
mos def freestyle – Austin Marc
ADABRAKA – Juls
Damselfly – Loyle Carner, Tom Misch
Neptunians – Azymuth
Attention – Kelis
Whoa (Don Mayor Edit) – Snoh Aalegra
Stay With Me – Pharrell Williams, Pusha T
That Girl – Pharrell Williams, Snoop Dogg
Dja Dja (Vandalized Edit) – Aya Nakamura
how we do it over here flip – wntr
Time (You and I) – Khruangbin
Pina – Metro Area
Roller – Mystee
Angele Ni Fie – Juls, Sango
Degrees Of Separation – Jarren
One Shot One Opportunity – JAEL
deep pockets (rmx) – pandi
FRONTAL LOBE MUZIK – Daniel Caesar, Pharrell Williams
LYZEL NITES – J.ROBB
W / Me – JAEL
o que eu sou – JVKINHO