Mella Dee is the solo project of one half of Northern pair, Mista Men. The duo have built a strong base of support in the last couple of years with consistently dancefloor friendly, garage cuts on the likes of, Cheap Thrills, Greenmoney and UTTU.
Mella Dee is a more experimental project, a way of breaking the bounds of the 4×4 style Mista Men have grown into. His Hyp mix, suitably, draws on tracks from all corners of bass music; starting with a dark Happa cut, and moving through a Dusky remix, plenty of originals and collaborations with Squarehead, and two SLO favourites along the way. The mixing equals the selection – a steady yet energetic flow runs throughout, and the all-important distinction between a studio mix and a DJ set is kept in mind.
The second track of the mix, ‘Fazed,’ will appear on Mella Dee’s next release ‘The Ruff Cut EP‘, due out on Forefront Recordings in September, the EP is full of the same vibrancy and dancefloor appeal as this mix. Highly recommended.
Stream below, or click on the player for the download.
01. Happa – Secrets
02. Mella Dee – Fazed
03. Kashii – Rome (South London Ordnance remix)
04. Squarehead – Shade
04. Hot Chip – Night & Day (Dusky Remix)
05. Mella Dee – Gucci Swing
06. Mella Dee & Squarehead – Do U
07. C.R.S.T – Double Brandy
08. Mella Dee – Gourmet
09. South London Ordnance – The Question
10. My Nu Leng – The Grid
11. Tony Quattro – Doubt (Squarehead Remix)
12. Mella Dee & Squarehead – Get Together
13. Mella Dee & Squarehead – Feels So Good