Liverpool-born DJ/beatmaker Mel' aka Krissy Peers' brand new mixtape Mel' Vanel' Vol. 2 has today dropped via his Soundcloud.
Speaking about Vol. 2 Mel', who can count the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Toddla T as fans, commented:"I've been planning a video game themed mixtape for a while now and recently things seemed to come together naturally. The music is just a little bit of what I have been working on in the last year and what you can look forward to on my next EP - hope you enjoy!"
Stand-out track 'D.M.X' - debuted earlier this summer - is a colossal statement of intent, coming on like Donkey Kong with malevolent horn stabs over crisp beats and steel drums. The pneumatic beats of 'The Thunder Claps' give way to the squelchy low down wind of 'Buss Up' and euphoric cut up strings and vocals in 'Bobby Womack' while 'Streets of Rage 2' is just plain menacing, all skittering synths and hi hat. Penultimate number 'Purple Flowers' ups the tempo before the mixtape reaches its last level: the 'Final Boss Outro'. K.O.!
The full tracklist is as follows:
1. Allstar Intro
4. The Thunder Claps
5. Buss Up
6. Ferrari Interlude/Snake Don Skit
7. Bobby Womack
8. Streets of Rage 2
10. All Red Everything
11. Purple Flowers
12. Final Boss Outro