How many Ivy League graduates decide to play records and produce music for a living after college? Not many. While turning down six-figure job offers to be behind turntables for a living sounds crazy, it’s working out for mashup and remix artist Scott Melker AKA The Melker Project. And if you think his degree from the University of Pennsylvania has anything to do with the way he plays, you might just get the impression that he majored in spinning records, made the Dean’s List every semester, was voted class president, and graduated valedictorian.
Combining his genre-savvy music selection – from Hip Hop, Trap,R&B, Rock, House, 80s, Funk, EDM Soul and Classics – with his razor sharp skills on the turntables, Scott Melker is among the few selectors challenging the traditional assumption that DJs simply play records. Whether its rocking small and exclusive crowds at private events, or showcasing his incredible mixing abilities live for over 35,000 people in stadiums around the world, The Melker Project takes his audience on a musical journey through his meticulously fine-tuned and action-packed signature performance style.
In his 16 year career, Scott has played gigs around the world alongside notable DJs and acts, including DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Cash Money, King Britt, DJ AM, Public Enemy, Slick Rick and Dougie Fresh, Biz Markie, Raekwon, Kanye West, Wu Tang, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, Evil Dee, Q-Tip, Ne-Yo, TI, The Ying Yang Twins, Jet, Daughtry, G. Love, Slightly Stoopid, and Ozomatli, among others. He has performed at numerous private events for celebrities and corporations, including Billy Joel, Donald Trump, Barack Obama, Rachel Ray, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Donna Summer and Bette Midler.
In addition to entertaining crowds live, The Melker Project is hard at work in the studio. His remixes are coveted by DJs and music aficionados around the globe. A number of his recent remixes have reach number 1 on the hypem.com popular charts, and have been spotlighted by VH1, Fuse TV, Earmilk, Pigeons And Planes, Prefix Magazine, ThisSongIsSick, Billboard, Paper Magazine and a number of other notable music blogs.
So how does The Melker Project really do it? You might not be able to figure it out while he has you dancing, but his ingredients are simple: he understands people, their experiences, and music as emotional currency. From playing a custom remix of the number one record in the country, to creating nostalgic experiences, giving you a piece of your childhood back through a classic record, Scott Melker has the tracks for you – sliced, diced and blended in true turntablist fashion, and always served hot.