September 18, 2022 2:00 pm

DJ Mel & Baldo

DJ Mel

DJ and Scientist, born in a musically influenced home in southern England, Mel is known for the eclectic, diverse and timeless tracks she plays. For her, it’s all about great vibes, good music. A remarkable story and turn of events led to Mel getting behind the decks, starting her early career as an event planner in university, on the biggest event of the term the DJ pulled out at the last minute. Mel threw herself into a crash course of DJ’ing just to cover, and her skillset, musical influence and more importantly, ear for the music curation led to a cascade of events that which has now led her to be a full time DJ mixing for some of the biggest names such as Afro- B, Davido, Little Mix, The New York Yankees and Roc Nation.

A qualified lab working Cancer biologist, Mel also travels the globe and multi-residences in Italy, Spain, Greece and Jamaica, as one of the most sought after Hip hop and Electronic DJ’s in London. A fixture in the London community for the past 6 years, Mel performs regularly at other venues in central London, Sumosan Twiga, Hilton Park Lane & The Curtain to mention a few.

Perhaps most known for collaborating with London Fashion week, BMW Park Lane, Nike, The O2, Converse and Topshop.

Juggling the lab work and the demand for DJ’ing is no easy feat but you can catch Mel’s mixes below

 

Baldo

Baldo Verdú Fuses soulful pop harmonies and melodies with Afro-Latin drums, creating a unique blend of electronic and organic upbeat rhythms. Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, he grew up in a family of folkloric musicians. First approaching music through the richness of Afro Venezuela percussion to explore the roots and traditions of his people, and then with the guitar, the instrument that has connected that heritage with more universally known musical styles, such as pop, Soul and Funky. His music is denoted by contrasts, encompassing the grief of self-exile as well as the pleasure of discovering new cultural and artistic perspectives. Upon his arrival in London in 2014, Baldo Verdú founded Tonto Malembe, an acclaimed Afro-Venezuelan fusion band, which performed at major festivals including the Latin American Film Festival, Secret Garden Party, London Remixed Festival, Vagabond Festival and Glastonbury. In 2019 Baldo Verdú decided to focus on developing a solo career. The outcome of an intense year of work is an album of tracks which fuse soulful pop melodies with Afro-Latin drums, creating a unique blend of upbeat rhythms. The first two tracks released at the beginning of 2020 Kareliona and Bailando epitomize Baldo’s recent exploration into the world of pop, with a doing that transports the audience on an exotic journey and is guaranteed to fill dance floors.