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Mel Merio

Thursday 10 March 2011
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Mel Merio
‘Lovemore’
March 7th 2011 / Lovemore Records

On March 7th 2011 Viennese vocalist, musician, club promoter and  performance artist Mel Merio presents Lovemore on her label of the  same name. It was produced in collaboration with the highly acclaimed electronic wunderkind Christopher Just and NY club legend Larry Tee.

As the title suggests, the Lovemore message is simple and is set to a  sleek, bass-heavy electro pop gem. Lovemore will be followed by her  debut album in Spring 2011.

Mel has collaborated with Chicks on Speed, Clemens Haipl and Peter Pansky. She’s promoted nights for over ten years in Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg and New York, with London editions forthcoming. Party guests who’ve rocked the house include Justice, Vitalic, Jun Nakayama and  Andre J.

Mel sang alongside transsexual icon Amanda Lepore to a televised audience of millions at last years legendary Life Ball in Vienna – the biggest charity event in Europe supporting people with HIV or AIDS.

Previous Mel Merio releases include the German hit Domino Dancing and Hipster Girl, which was released on leading US dance imprint ULTRA.

Remixes come courtesy of Christopher Just, who delivers a fat and punchy house re-rub which expertly straddles old and new school sounds. Mister Krueger’s remix takes things into chopped up, bleepy booty territory, Lexx transforms the track into lazer-guided italo-esque house, D.A.M.B. deliver grimey weirdo insanity, whilst Alexander Lukas provides more subtle strobelight beats.

While growing up in Vienna, Lovemore producer Christopher Just became a headline DJ due to his underground rave anthem Ilsa Gold, plus releases on Cheap, Pomelo and Labworks. Under the name Punk Anderson, Christopher created the iconic early electroclash anthem ‘Shave That  Pussy’ and later had a worldwide club smash with ‘I’m a Disco Dancer’, which featured Dave Clarke and DJ Hell remixes. More recently he enjoyed yet another club hit in the shape of ‘Poppers’ on the label du jour – Kitsune.

Following the release of his top-rated album Club Badd, Larry Tee continues to DJ worldwide and in the last year has remixed Lady Gaga, La Roux and Major Lazer. Larry produced the B-52s’ first single and quickly took over the club scene in New York with the infamous DISCO 2000 (of murderous club kid Michael Allig and later Party Monster movie fame). He DJd at the ROXY weekly and co-wrote the hit record Supermodel (You Better Work) by RuPaul, which sold over 4 million copies. In 1997 Larry championed a new sound and movement which became known as electroclash. It helped launch the careers of Scissor Sisters, Felix Da Housecat, 2 Many DJs/Soulwax, Peaches and countless others.

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