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They say everything is bigger in Texas – just check the supersized crates of DJ Mel. His renowned party-rocking sets are as musically broad as they are technically skilled, and this deep selection and unique touch behind the decks has made Mel a true “DJ’s DJ” and an Austin institution for almost two decades. Catch him in the flesh, packing crowds in at his long-running parties Swoll and Rock The Casbah, hosting the longest-running Hip Hop weekly in Texas, and making crowds of thousands throw their hands in the air at the Lollapalooza festival. Hear him melting your stereo down with genre-flipping remixes and critically-acclaimed mix CDs (including his 2004 Scion “Free Your Mix” finalist). Just don’t sleep on one of the strongest selectors in the game!

“Mel truly understands the correct balance between scratching and mixing it up. He’s smooth with it, always has been. He’s also one of the few DJ’s I know who can hang with my crazy ass. Without a doubt, another master at this DJ shit, believe that.” – Z-Trip

“Mel is one of those guys that is the total package – great skills, knowledge of music, perfect reading of a crowd – no wonder he’s the unofficial Mayor of Austin, and why people love him so much!” – Cosmo Baker (The Rub)

“One of my favorite DJs!” – Nick Catchdubs (Fool’s Gold)

“DJ Mel… Thats Texas Baby!” – Flosstradamus

“The king of ATX! Always an honor and a pleasure to play alongside!” – Tittsworth

“Mel is one of the classiest DJs I’ve seen play. A true professional who knows how to create a great party. A rare breed.” – Smalltown Pete (Smalltown DJ’s)

“What can I say about DJ Mel? One of the most well rounded DJ’s on the planet! DJ’s take note. This is doing it right.” – DJ Day

“DJ Mel is a pioneer on the Texas DJ scene. He was mixing styles and turning crowds out with brand new sounds outside the mainstream before it was cool.” – Matt Sonzala (SXSW/