Melé with Slick Don
Woz (Black Butter Records)
Tom Shorterz (Rinse)
Melé is a beatmaker and DJ carving a bass music niche all of his own. Combining his particular strain of euphoric high-octane dance music with sounds from the UK underground and hip hop from across the Atlantic, he has garnered radio play by some of the countries key players: Annie Mac, Mista Jam, Zane Lowe, Nick Grimshaw and Toddla T. Loved by ravers the world over and on rotation with cutting edge selectors Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and Shy FX to name but a few.
The boy from the Wirral’s sonic domination continues with an ever increasing back catalogue showcases his versatility and producer prowess. He has released across a host of labels including Sinden’s label Grizzly and Mixpak Records.
Ashley ‘Woz‘ Westlake first appeared on the Black Butter Recors radar after his RackNRuin “Territory” remix competition entry blew them away. Not only did he win but they were so impressed, they signed his debut “Seen” EP, on the spot.
The young Bristolian explores bass music in a way not many people have quite heard before. It’s rare to find a sound both so unique, fresh and at the same time, so well produced. You know a Woz production when you hear it.
With an increasing reputation in the UK bass scene, Woz impresses some of the most reputable of tastes: Skream, Toddla T, Udachi, Foamo, Monki, Roska and Marcus Nasty to name off a few.
Woz recently provided a mind-blowing guest-mix for Mistajam on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, released “Zylo” his third EP on Black Butter Records, and he also co-produced “Breaking”, the debut release from Syron. RWD magazine are also fans, tipping him as one to watch in 2014.
Tom Shorterz Bio:
Having been a consistent presence in Birmingham's dance music underground for the last decade, Tom Shorterz now stands poised as one of the UK's most exciting rising figures in house and bass music. As well as attracting deserved acclaim for his wide-ranging and adventurous but compulsively danceable DJ sets, he's the co-founder of Birmingham's already iconic afterparty 02:31, hosts a weekly show on London station Rinse FM, and has been honing his own sub-bass propelled productions to pinpoint precision.