Growing up in a musically inclined family, Melo-Zed was acquainted to music at the young age of 6, when he started playing the classical guitar. His lineage is steeped in the reggae tradition – from Jacob Miller to Maxi Priest (who happens to be his uncle) – so he is very inspired with his roots in the Caribbean culture, the laid back feel and way of living, mixed with the vibrant mix of colours and noises.
After dabbling and moving towards Jazz just a few years before, he has since developed a sound, which he would describe as “future soul” – although he prefers to not have his music pigeonholed at the moment. He looks up to the standard greats such as Flying Lotus, Marvin Gaye, J Dilla, Beres Hammond, D'angelo, Earl Klugh and Joe Pass – and also cites them as an imperative influence to his music.
Change is the only constant, and he is still progressing and advancing – so be sure to keep listening in and find out what else Melo-Zed has in store.