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Renegade Riddims

Renegade Riddims: MEL


MEL is a three times Drum & Bass Arena award nominee and the first-ever female to break into the best producer category! She cut into the scene as a producer with her debut track ‘Protagonist’ on UKF last year. Which received amazing feedback and destroyed dancefloors across the world.

MEL has honed her craft and skills by performing everywhere from dingy underground venues to prestigious festival stages. Combining firing selection with a silky technique she has caught the attention of Ram Records and Rampage to name a few.

Her blend of experience, work ethic and sheer talent guarantees she has many more achievements to come. So far, we’ve only witnessed the prologue to her story. The next chapter is going to be unmissable.

MEL has been a resident on DT Radio for some time now and every month she delivers outstanding mixes for her show, which airs on the 4th Friday of each month, and has had some unbelievable guests join her over the the last couple of years. I can’t believe we haven’t had her on our Renegade Riddims series…until now!

With an exclusive mix for IWD2022 and Renegade Riddims, MEL has upped her game again and has worked incredibly hard to record a mix that she says she is really proud of. Aren’t we lucky to have such an amazing woman on our team? This mix was left quite last minute but in true MEL style, she has SMASHED it!! With tracks from herself, The Prototypes, Junk Mail, Black Sun Empire & State of Mind, Noisia, Calyx & Teebee, RAM Trilogy, S9, Mikal, The Upbeats and a load more this mix is not for the faint-hearted and will have you tearing up your kitchen!

Check out MEL’s Renegade Riddims mix below and download it for free from here!


Sum up this mix in 10 words…

An adrenaline soaked musical journey,  through the old and new 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

13 (VIP) – Sound In Noise 

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

Exploring and finding tracks that really contrast and compliment each other, not always playing whats the obvious. 

Tell us about your next EP?

Not so much an EP but I’m working really hard behind the scenes at the moment, I’ve got two different tracks coming out on two different labels in the near future and I’m currently working on a collab with one of my favourite labels and one of my favourite producers…All shall be revealed! 

What have you got coming up? 

I can’t announce too much yet show-wise but I am really looking forward to festival season and I’ve got a guest slot on a huge radio station, coming up in the next month. I can’t wait!

When was the last time you actually raved?

A.M.C at the Lafayette, what a night! He always delivers and is so consistent with his shows, a huge inspiration to me when it comes to technicality and track selection 

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Buckle up and enjoy this mix and keep your eyes peeled for more from me


City Of Gold – The Prototypes

Control (Let It Roll VIP) – Drumsound & Bassline Smith

Candy Man – Junk Mail & Mob Tactics 

Future – S9

Panorama – Culture Shock 

Release Valve – Wilkinson 

Pull The Trigger – Black Empire Sun & State Of Mind

Buckfast – Mob Tactics

Abyss (VIP) – The Prototypes 

Screamer (VIP) – RAM Trilogy 

System Control – L Plus 

13 (VIP) – Sound In Noise

Lock Stock – Junk Mail

Beat Down (VIP) – Prolix & DC Breaks

Dead Limit – Noisia & The Upbeats

Jump – TC & D*Minds

Radiogram – Junk Mail 

Heavyweight (A.M.C Remix) – Fresh

Step Jump – Modu 

Star Trails – Kemal & Rob Data

Jimbo – Alakazam 

Ganja – Taxman

Guerilla – Loadstar 

Zone Out – Levela & Eskman 

Signal – Fresh 

Breaks & Pads – Mikal 

Headroom – Audio 

Minimal Funk (TC Remix) – Jam Thieves 

Shaken Not Stirred – The Sauce

Headshot – Murdock 

Diplodocus (Skeptical remix) – Noisia 

Shibuya Pet Store – Noisia & The Upbeats 

Cause & Effect (Calyx & Teebee Remix) – Concept 2

No Really (Andy C Remix) – RAM Trilogy 

Big Sound – Calyx & Teebee

Lift Off The Roof – Justin Hawkes 

Tetris – Bad Company 

Equinox – Annix, Rider Shafique & Phace

World is Yours – NC-17

Gate Keeper – Fresh

Spiritual Aura (Bladerunner Remix) – DJ Rap 

The Sound Of Now – T-phonic & Deadman 

Emissary – SyRan 

Release Me – Break 


Clarion – Chords 


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