Mella Dee takes you to the depths of the rave on ‘Deep Soul’

The man from Donny brings ruff and ready hybrids to his Deep Soul EP.

Doncaster native Mella Dee has been making significant noise for a while now. As one half of Mista Men with fellow local Woozee, he crafted no-nonsense dancefloor cuts that drew from the 4×4 garage and bassline sounds ubiquitous in the north at the time. As a solo artist, he blessed the inaugural Coyote Records release in 2012, before bringing his take on the echoes of UK sound system culture to a variety of labels, including Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy, Redlight’s Lobster Boy and Omena Records.

Now, he’s debuting on DEXT Recordings on April 15 with the Deep Soul EP – a four track collection of rugged club workouts that are indebted to everything from UK garage to jungle, techno to early ’90s darkcore. The title track is a commanding journey through the outer reaches of these sounds, all through a foggy lens that incorporates jagged Reese bass, yearning vocal hooks and pummelling breaks. A sure nod to the past, yet distinctly contemporary. Have a listen below…

The Deep Soul EP is out April 15 on DEXT Recordings. Pre-order it here.

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