Melle Jutte‘s been teasing his eagerly awaited Maya Got Lost project for a while, and it has officially arrived. Released through Trapdoor Records, his debut EP covers an ocean of sounds – dub and tribal vibes influence the opener “Pro’s n Converse,” emcee/vocalist Pete Philly makes a stunning return on alt-R&B joint “Concrete,” and things get dark and bass-heavy in club cut “Nachtegaal.” It’s a testament to the Dutch DJ/producer’s talent for bringing together all his influences in an addictive and dynamic blend.
Speaking on the project, Melle highlighted the importance of crafting a release that joins the uptempo with the downtempo, explaining “Maya Got Lost is my first EP. I wanted to create something that finds a balance between “listening” and “club” music. It’s rooted in hip-hop but draws from indie, UK Garage and RnB. There are other inspirations, but I’ll keep them secret, as I want your mind to create it’s own story from the music.”
Given Melle’s background, the varied vibes shouldn’t be surprising as he’s seen national success since the early days of his career, winning an award in the creative festival Kunstbende in 2011 and both the main and musicians prizes in the Grote Prijs van Nederland in 2012. Melle’s eclectic tastes and talent on the decks also got him a slot alongside Snakehips and Swindle at GANZ & Friend’s stage at ADE 2015.
Artistic Manifesto is proud to premiere Maya Got Lost. Get lost in the project below, and hit the buy link to purchase the project via iTunes.