Michael Melchner, Mr. Roussos, Prism
If there´s one thing almost any DJ will tell you is crucial for the development of their craft and career, it´s the possibility of holding a residency at a club. Especially if you get it early on in your journey sharing music with dancefloors.
Being in the game for 12 years now, Michael Melchner has spent at least 10 of those establishing his foundations as a DJ and constantly building on them as a resident at the Rakete Club in his home town of Nürnberg, where he was born in the mid-80s. Becoming ever more accomplished and knowledgeable in the tricks and secrets of that most fundamental thing in DJing, telling a story and leading a crowd on a trip, he built a following of clubbers there, who would hit the club especially to see him.
The decisive jump in his career would come in tandem with his production talent, in 2009 when Matthias Tanzmann and Daniel Stefanik landed a few of his tracks for his Cargo Edition label, and things grew exponentially from there, always organically. At this point, besides Cargo Edition and it´s bigger sister Moon Harbour, you´ll find originals and remixes from Melchner in respected imprints like Oslo, Sensual, Raum Musik, Eklo and Lomidigh Organic.
His consistent and reassured DJing style has also landed him gigs in notable spots as the Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson and Club Der Visionäre clubs in Germany, the ToiToi parties in London or Womb in Tokyo. In 2013 he added a 2nd residency to his roster, at Funky People in Dora Brilliant/Frankfurt a.M. So, what´sMichael Melchner´s magic sauce? It certainly helps that he is a self-confessed record nerd. He´s been collecting them since a teen and that helped him develop a very unique vision that while always leaning to the minimalistic side of house and techno, sets him apart by complementing it with considerable baggage in the more classic pillars of both styles and everything around that. Melchner fully intends to stay that way, and there´s a lot to be said about a DJ who sticks to his guns.
For Michael Melchner, as he says himself, form follows function and his function is to make you dance. And you can bet he gets the results everytime.
Discogs : https://www.discogs.com/artist/1105185-Michael-Melchner
Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/michaelmelchner
( REVOLT , GR )
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Hailing from the island of Crete Mr. Roussos was influenced by his father's record collection from his early years. He started collecting vinyl from the age of 14 and immediately got hooked to the blooming sound of early House & Techno that was being introduced to Europe at that period. At the age of 15 he played his records for the first time in front of an audience in an illegal warehouse party making a strong impression and gained recognition to the local scene. From that point on Dj'ing and record collecting has been his passion and addiction until the present day.
The next step was to promote the music that he embraced by organizing various mobile events during the 90's resulting in earning the reputation as one of the key figures in the island's dance music scene. It was a matter of time since he started to get noticed from clubs & promoters from other parts of Greece where he was invited to Dj for various events. From 2009 he was added as a resident Dj for the infamous Six D.O.G.S club in Athens. In 2012 he co – created the REVOLT! events & label company that managed to become one of Greece's top underground music concepts.
During all this time he has shared the decks with acclaimed artists such as: Daniel Bell, Nina Kraviz, Thomas Melchior, Baby Ford, Jichael Mackson, Shonky, Eric Cloutier, Exos, Lowris, Ion Ludwig, Praslea, Julietta, Barac, Martinez, Adil Hiani, Kreon, Herodot, Cristi Cons, Alex Celler, Raresh, Vid, Terry Francis and more…