second release of nathan melja on his own imprint dream real, this is not a techno ep, this is not a bass ep, this is simply a music record. four tracks going from ambient to club music to a weird and slowed down rap by himself on the eponymous title raindrops enjoy and much love to y all.
the last few years have seen nathan melja really hit his stride, landing on such esteemed labels as mister saturday night, black opal and technicolour with an addictively weird update of the classic boxjam format. now he steps up to inaugurate dream real with three slices of upfront deviant business for all the sleazy dancers out there. there s no arguing with the rubbery bass tones and perfectly processed vocals on the original mix of -jerky teardrop-, but there s also the more wave-minded delights of the -blue mix- version of the track to suit more reflective situations. by way of contrast, -places we belong to- smooths out the mood on the b-side with a low riding slice of boogie that sports just a whiff of indie thrown in for good measure.
the taleneted frenchman delivering quality house for the discoteque... ninja tune s singles label technicolour welcomes parisian producer nathan melja (formerly simply -melja-) to the fold with a 4-track 12- ep of instinctive, effortless and beautifully understated techno entitled -no no no-. released on 13th may 2016, it s a direct reflection of his future-facing vision teamed with a healthy respect for house and techno s forebears and innovators. you can stream the title track via the technicolour soundcloud and preorder the 12- now. flitting between paris and nyc, nathan made his mark with two superb 12-s for mister saturday night and a sterling ep for opal tapes offshoot imprint black opal in 2014-15. his residency dream real at parisian clubbing institution batofar has featured the likes of moiré (werkdiscs / spectral), technicolour labelmate florian kupfer and italian don madteo.
nathan melja is the same young frenchman whose debut ep we released under the name melja late last year. since then, he moved to new york and worked at mister hq for a few months, manned the light booth at the mister saturday night and mister sunday parties (djs make the best light guys), and spent most of his time outside that making music. leo draws is the culmination of that music-making, two murky but beautiful tracks centered around vocal samples and one off-kilter number aimed at the dark corners of the dancefloor.