On the eve of a public holiday Monday 12th December:
INNdeep featuring DAN MELA (Italy) from Compost Records
supported by Malta's top deep house DJs
Dan Mela (Biography)
14.02.73, Cambridge(Ontario), Canada, starts his professional dj career in 1987.
Promoter of unexpectedly new situations in Italy, he spreads alternative vibes through the house/ underground scene. In 1995, when he moves to Modena, he starts working with record companies, collaborating with Claudio Coccoluto, Pastaboys, Andrea Gemolotto (coauthor of "Walkin" , Sony Music UK), and labels such as Marsh Mallow, Irma (as “Gattobianco”), Manocalda Records.
Among his most relevant releases: “In memory of”, “Re-Troit” and “Ritmo da Rua” (together with Luca Trevisi aka LTJ-Experience and dj Uovo from Pastaboys) by Streetvibes Recording and “Born to be a child” by Manocalda Records. His productions become popular in the underground world, from Europe to the States, from Uk to Japan, and he soon gains respect and consideration of producers such as Rainer Truby (Compost records), Matthias Heilbronn (Wave music), Little Louie Vega (Masters at Work), Dennis Ferrer (Ibadan/Objectivity rec.).
His curiosity for music led him to approach even in situations not only of the "Club" but also of jazz and soul leading him to be part of various jazz band, all between a "Light Jazz Trio led by Joyce E. Yuille together with Stefano Calzolari, Felice Del Gaudio and Lele Veronesi:
dan Mela unable to add that extra touch of modernity, in a subtle, non-invasive, acute.
He directs, together with Dodi Palese, ‘SouthVibes’ a radio Show which ranges from soul, jazz funk to the new beat scene, future jazz, and house music. He has been invited to Soulsearching Compost Radio Show, a radio show from Compost-Records ,run by Michael Rutten (Soulpatrol), and broadcasted all over the world. The program has had guest artists such as Gilles Peterson,Henrick Schwarz,Maurice Fulton,Jazzanova...
Collaborated with Sartoria.com he has produced music for Nike,Diesel,Mandarina Duck,Lee Jeans.
Together with Erik Cascone & Muro Dimartino from Sicania Soul he manages Inndigital.com music shop very Important known among. Regular on Compost Records and co-producer of some projects such as "IFM", "Streetvibes", "Manocalda AllStars" and many others.
Dan Mela is now working on a new label "What Ever Not" (TBA soon) together with his mate Dodi Palese. The true passion they have for Music and their broad background are at the basis of the project. Watch out for it!