A Podcast Conversation with...Melleefresh
Toronto’s Melleefresh has long been a shining light on this country's EDM and dance music scene, both as an artist and head of the Play Records label. The imprint celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and is doing so in style, as Bill King learns in his latest FYI podcast.
By Bill King
Melleefresh is President and founder of Play Records — the label through which deadmau5 was discovered and first signed to, and with whom she collaborated with as freshmau5 on many tracks, including the 2008 Juno Award-nominated release, After Hours. She has also collaborated with such artists as Dirty 30 (Alixander III), Billy Newton-Davis, Calvertron, Hoxton Whores, 40oz Profits, Gettoblasters, Jerome Robins, dj genderfluid, and more. She is an inimitable reference point for the cut-throat, competitive intersection that is music, business, and being a woman in the thick of it all.
Deemed “one of the pivotal figures in North American dance music” by Clash Magazine, the Toronto-based EDM dynamo has been a prominent avant-garde performance artist for the last 30 years. Play Records celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.