As a DJ, Scott Melker has been around for quite some time. In his over 16 years as DJ, Melker has shared stages with the likes of DJs and acts like DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ AM, Public Enemy, Slick Rick, Dougie Fresh, Kanye West, the Wu-Tang Clan.Q-Tip, Ne-Yo, T.I. and a list of others — thanks to the fact that as a DJ he has developed a reputation for having wide ranging, crowd pleasing tastes and a skills on the 1s and 2s.
As the Melker Project, Melker has released four EPs focusing on a mashing up the work of a specific artist — Ballin’ Oats EP, released last November mashed up the work of Hall and Oates with different hip-hop acts, including the Wu-Tang Clan was critically praised. Trill Collins was not only the follow up to Ballin’ Oates, it’s Melker’s love letter to Phil Collins (who had a period of a couple of years where he was like the hottest shit in pop music). Interestingly enough, unlike most mashups there’s a bit more nuance as Melker plays every single instrument, using modern synths and production, followed by using the original vocal samples — it winds up subtly modernizing the song while retaining the feel of the original – sort of.
Recently Melker teamed up with a fellow DJ and friend DJ Ruen for an incredibly slick, room-rumbling bass-based trap music remix of Kanye West and T. Pain’s “Good Life.” Melker and Ruen’s remix turns the song into a crowd pleasing, club-rocking jam that you can’t help but want to shake your ass – right this very second.