Melt with Tama Sumo, Lakuti, Arnaud Le Texier
The return of Tama…
This February, Melt is going to be seriously feeling the love. Back in a small, intimate setting with heart-shaped, secluded archways aplenty, Cupid is going to be absolutely all over this party. And what could be more romantic then having two DJs grace the decks that have sworn their lives to one another? In health, sickness and banging beats, Melt presents the timeless Tama Sumo and her partner in crime, Lerato Khathi.
“Tama Sumo’s first appearance under the Melt spotlight back in the summer of last year heralded the first time we really felt the night was starting to hit the right notes”, comments Melt. As the crowd rocked on around her, Tama showcased an abundance of emotion, sexiness and a little bit of edge. Her disco infused, hard-hitting style simply had Melt howling for more. Having then caught the Panorama Bar resident play in Berlin for Cassy‘s birthday in November, “…it was a no brainer to invite her back for a second bite at the cherry”, explains Melt.
Standing side by side with her on the night will be none other than the Uzuri label supremo, Lerato Khathi aka Lakuti. Her label, which stands for ‘beauty’ in Swahili, is home to big scene players such as Jus-Ed, Levon Vincent and DJ Qu, which gives you some indication of what you can expect from her music on the night. Emanating from one of South Africa’s most culturally diverse regions, Soweto, Lakuti has lived and breathed dance music for many years now and Melt couldn’t be more excited to have her showcase her politically aware, soulful style in London’s East-end.
Naturally the night just wouldn’t be quite right without a little red-hot resident action either. The dishy Maura will be up first, rocking it for your delight and delectation. Also feeling the love bug on the night will be Arnaud Le Texier, whose label, Safari Electronique, continues to go from strength to strength.
With your January detoxes out of the way and those bank balances starting to sprout some green shoots of recovery, this is the perfect chance to dust off those dancing shoes for a pre-valentines love in.
Secret London Warehouse
23:00 – 06:30
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Melt 1st Birthday – Efdemin, DJ Qu
Melt celebrates a year in action…
Melt Music takes a very important step forwards, not just for the fact of completing its first year as a London event but also for having such a successful first year.
Since Melt’s inception back in 2011, Melt has beenkeeping to its morales, ensuring that the DJs and artists they bring to the decks are of a distinct calibre that represent authentic underground ethos. In doing so, Melt has seemed to have some what of a love affair with Berlin artists, with one headlining practically even time. Such artists have contributed so much to ensuring that Melt and its followers have a true underground night that resonates in the memory as one of the finest night on offer in London. Artists such as Ryan Elliot, Ripperton, Franck Roger, DZeta N Basile, Nick Hoppner, Tama Sumo and who could forget Virginia performing live vocals in her set and the last Melt.
And in the interest of keeping that Teutonic vibe alive, Melt will be flying in Panorama Bar big-wig Efdemin, to head up proceedings on the night. If his Boiler Room mix is any kind of sign of what’s to be inflicted upon Melt’s killer Funktion 1 soundsystem, then their 1st birthday will definitely be one to remember.
Joining Efdemin is one special DJ that Melt say they have been hankering after for a while now, DJ Qu, so needless to say Melt are chuffed to bits to finally secure him. “Those who were lucky enough to catch him rocking Room Three at Fabric in May – where he exclusively revealed he’s already excited to be playing for us – will know that this man means real house music business” explains Melt. Melt’s Birthday will be one of only a handful of dates DJ Qu plays here in the UK this year.
“Quite frankly, we can’t bloody wait for this. Rest assured as ever our focus is firmly on the music but you can expect plenty of birthday themed fun and games on the night”, continues Melt. We must stress that this is an all ticket affair, and with the first release having sold out nearly three months ahead of curtains up, we suggest you do the decent thing and bag yourself a ticket while you can!
22:00 – 06:00
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Zadig prepared for Melt 6 with Virginia [Interview]
Zadig ready to join Ostgut-Ton’s Virginia and Melt residents…
Melt Music are delighted to have continued their link with Ostgut-Ton by calling upon the skills of the talented Virginia… Yet they are just as delighted to announce an exclusive debut London performance from Zadig. Always on the lookout for up and coming tech-house talent, Melt’s 6th event will be graced with just that when Zadig sets down for his first gig in London.
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Melt – Virginia, Zadig
Melt continue their Berlin inspired nights…
After Tama Sumo and Nick Hoppner sent spirits soaring at the last Melt, it seems that they want to continue showcasing some of Berlin’s finest underground DJ talent and building on their ever growing connection with Ostgut-Ton.
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Michael Mayer – Dates
10 Jun @ Guggenheim Museum / Fever Club, Bilbao, Spain
17 Jun @ Nitsa Club, Barcelona, Spain
18 Jun @ Macarena Mar, Barcelona, Spain
21 Jun @ Sun7Beach, Montpellier, France
24 Jun @ Co Pop Festival, Bootshaus, Cologne, Germany
29 Jun @ Pratersauna, Vienna, Austria
01 Jul @ Social Club, Paris, France
16 Jul @ Melt!, Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany
06 Aug @ The Field Day Festival, Victoria Park, London, England
07 Aug @ Macarena Mar, Barcelona, Spain
08 Aug @ Cologne
21 Aug @ Porto