Based amidst the suburban metropolis of Paris, Nathan Melja has steadily been releasing music across many years, his material has appeared on a wide spectrum of record labels and has found its way into the bags of disc jockeys the world over. His music has featured on the likes of Mister Saturday Night, Technicolour and Opal Tapes and he has most recently announced a new EP on the longstanding French label Antinote. The new release see's him hold no punches as he targets three tracks firmly towards the dancefloor with power and poise.
The label described the release as follows:
"It’s easy to fall for a nostalgic approach to dance music, to cuddle oneself in the warm analogue sounds of late 1980’s dance productions – especially with the heavy ongoing reissue trend going on. However, we have to stay focus: look out for contemporary sounds and means of production. Parisian producer Nathan Melja makes his debut on Antinote with an idiosyncratic three-tracker and our guess is that it sounds contemporary. On the A-side : Deadrums. Both the name and the music speak for themselves. It’s hard, it’s efficient and at the same time. This track is a precise piece of machinery, an atmospheric banger, yes, but with deadly jaws made out of tempered steel to tear a dancefloor apart, piece-by-piece. On the B-side, Angels stands out as a perfect example of Nathan Melja’s singular touch on dance music. Contemplative, melancholic and – let’s say it – sad, its nagging melody can bring a little tear to the eyes of the most sensitive ones. Rounding up the 12” is Candy, a tune under the influence of bad boys like DJ Overdose, or Ghettotech legend DJ Assault – so that you can dry your tears."
It is these influences which he have asked for Nathan to provide insight into, a guide into the music which makes him click as a person and that has led him along an inspired journey of self discovery and musical expression...
Buy the new EP HERE.
Actress - Splazsh
"This whole album has been a massive influence from the beginning when I started producing. Actress had an huge impact on the people of my age I think and also a lot of people tried to recreate that sound that takes all the elements from Aphex Twin, Autechre and other legends and twists it in a really interesting way, only he has the real secret. It was around 2011 when I got into Actress and it was also when I was discovering the Bass music scene with Hessle Audio but I guess I really focused on him for at least 5 years after that. All my music was inspired by Actress at that time."