Mella Dee has been drip-feeding his followers clips of his forthcoming EP on Omena Records and might just have saved the best to last, this week dropping a clip of the astonishing Cut Em Off.
Featuring his trade mark rugged 4/4 thump, ghostly vocal snippets, razor-sharp hats and a bass growl tougher than anything this side of London Zoo, it’s a belter of a record and a fine complement to the other two numbers, which show Mella Dee moving into a harder more-techno influenced direction, but still retaining the dancefloor vibe that has characterized his work since starting out as one half of baseline/garage duo Mista Men. We’ve been big fans at Club Soda Records since Blackdown introduced the pair a few years back and were delighted to have him step in for a remix of parjo01’s Shadows earlier this year. Mella Dee’s back catalogue is remarkably solid, look no further than his soundcloud page for proof, where even the free tracks vibe harder than most. Recent excursions on Rinse FM also show a penchant for jungle and hardcore rollage which could perhaps hint at another musical left-turn in the future. The Estate EP is out next week on Omena Records, who turned a multitude of heads with their debut release Always by HNNY earlier in the year.