Monday, 27 July 2009
As a promoter, performer, and architect of the New England music scene over the past decade, Jason Giacoppo, a.k.a. Melee, has cemented his reputation as a top US artist and DJ. Now, with his successful co-creation of the Monism Music imprint and the buzz of a successful 2009 Winter Music Conference propelling its back to back releases The Drop and ISTF up the Beatport charts, Melee is expanding beyond his role as the US tech-funk diplomat into a global juggernaut.
Always a glutton workhorse, Melee originally climbed the ladder to General Manager of Satellite Records Boston and Mass Music, while balancing his duties as promotions manager/resident DJ for the former award-winning Avalon Boston, and Regional Director for the Red Bull Music Academy, while maintaining a busy schedule of performances. For most this would be a full plate; for Melee, too much is never enough.
With a full schedule ahead, including DJíing abroad, remixes, and a label compilation in the works, the gravity surrounding Melee continues to draw laurels from every direction. But the kind words and support of industry leaders have only made him work harder, never content, always considering the next step; always maintaining that success is a journey, not a destination. Stay tuned to www.djmelee.com and www.monismmusic.com to find out what is upcoming in Melee's constantly evolving achievements.
1. Melee's Media Kills Intro
2. Adam K, Soha "Question" *Original Mix* (Toolroom)
3. Dustbowl "St Petersburg" (U&A Recordings)
4. Wally Lopez "Planet Earth" (The Factoria)
5. Paul Ritch "Split The Line" *Dubfire's Mega Remix* (Quartz Rec)
6. Dom Kane "Breakthrough" *James Harcourt Remix* (Twisted Frequency)
7. Spektre "Hydra" *Koen Groeneveld Remix* (Weave Music)
8. Umek "You Might Hear Nothing" *Original Mix* (Dataworx Digital)
9. Lutzenkirchen & Joseph Disco "Synchro System" (Platform B)
10. Pablo Decoder "High Bolt" (Lot49)
11. Kid Blue "Speak Freak" (Lot49)
12. Scott Cooper "If I Don't" *Original Mix* (Potty Mouth Music)
13. Jesse Rose "Touch My Horn" *Crookers Remix* (Dubsided)
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