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Premiere: Nathan Melja – Candy

Beaming a solid mix of summer-kissed, feelgood kinda vibes and playful old-school breaksiness, the sound of Nathan Melja has conquered a wide array of labels over the years, from Mister Saturday Night to Ninja Tune’s clubby offshoot Technicolour, through Opal Tapes sub-branch Black Opal, but was yet to grace the grooves of Antinote, although their paths seemed bound to converge.

Packed with the high-velocity energy and tuneful sparkle of his finest cuts, Melja’s debut for Zaltan’s label, ‘Karibuni Music‘, blows howling gales of frenzied floor dynamics, rephrased hip-hopisms and enticing melodic upsweeps all at once.

Sure to turn the dancefloor into a giant playground with its irresistibly catchy ghetto-tech syncopations and 303-riddled hooks, our premiere ‘Candy‘ blazes with an emphatic bounce and hard-to-resist acidulous swagger that shall do a power of good to the crowds it comes across during SS19 festivals and parties. Infectious open-air workouts ahead; prep the sweatbands and vitamin juice, you’ll need them.

Karibuni Music is released via Antinote on April 1st, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.


1. Deadrums
2. Angels
3. Candy

Discover more about Nathan Melja and Antinote on Inverted Audio.