2 Mello from Lexington, Kentucky

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    I first made music simply by dubbing over songs I heard on the radio with my Casio keyboard, playing most by ear and learning music theory through practice. Eventually I was saved from being tethered to whatever the local DJs wanted to play in the 90s, and received my first piece of composition software. From there, I found great pleasure in practicing sampling and exploring synthesizers and digital effects.

    My chief inspirations in my early teenage years of production were hip-hop and electronic music, and eventually I was experienced enough to add in elements from more of my favorite genres–classical music, jazz and soundtracks. After years of building up a healthy discography, I was signed to the internet record label Scrub Club Records in 2012, finding the first concrete justification for all my time spent as a bedroom producer.

    Being signed was like a stimulant for my musical muscles. In my first two years with Scrub Club, I created nine albums, including the very well-known remix album Chrono Jigga, a mix of handcrafted beats incorporating the soundtrack of SNES RPG Chrono Trigger and the lyrics of rapper Jay-Z. This album gained worldwide acclaim and is a huge contributor to my current status, so I followed it up with several more remix projects while continuing for-profit work on the side.

    In 2013, very soon after releasing Chrono Jigga, I paired my love for video games with my drive to create music for the first time in an official capacity with my soundtrack for Midboss’ Read Only Memories (2015), a cyberpunk adventure game. This was also my first time designing sound for a video game. I continued my dual composition and sound design duties with Zero Dimension’s Cerebrawl (pending release), a 2D fighter with old-school roots, and other as-of-yet unannounced game projects with small, experienced and innovative teams, all of which I am currently working on. I’m even working on a VR game for the HTC Vive! Another first was producing a soundtrack for the feature film Gaming In Color, a documentary about the LGBTQIA gaming community, released in 2015.

    My most recent completed work is 2064: Read Only Memories, an expansion of the original Read Only Memories with full voice acting from an all-star cast, coming soon to Playstation 4 and as a free update for all the game’s current platforms.

    After all this time working with sound, I would say my specialty is being a one-man audio solution. My specialty is also being absurdly grateful for having gotten this far with what was once a hobby. I currently live in and work from Lexington, Kentucky, a small, cozy town–but I expect to find my next home soon.


    2 Mello: Level 16 Loremaster

    ACHIEVEMENTS UNLOCKED:

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    Armor Equipped: Level 6 (580 XP)

    Scrub Club Knighthood Level 4 - Accumulated 40,000+ total project downloads or views (+400) Adamantium Gauntlet of Dominance - Has released a project that has reached 10,000+ downloads or views (+100) Steel Shield of Protection - Has been on the Scrub Club roster for 5 years (+50) Bronze Chainmail - Has performed their skills live 10 times (+10) Cloak of Many Faces - A project that features an artist using an alias or assuming a fictional role (+15) Speedster's Boots - A project that has a focus on quick vocal delivery (+5)

    Weapons Equipped: Level 8 (725 XP)

    Sword of the Seven Deadly Sins - Released 7 projects (+700) Jonn Ra's Crossbow - A project that crosses two very different genres together (+20) Battle Axe of Premature Chopping - A musical project that has under 6 tracks (+5)

    Inventory:

    Infected Rabbit's Foot - A project that went viral - 3,000+ downloads in the first month (+50) Retro Game Pak - A project that has a focus on classic gaming (+5) Hourglass of Eternity - A project that has a focus on time travel (+5) Stopwatch of Quickening - A project that clocks in under 20 minutes (+10) Key to the Mind - A project that contains some of the artist's most known material (+15) Exquisite Cheese - A project that features one or more skits (+15) Brown Bottle of Dizziness - A project that has a focus on mass consumption of alcohol (+5) Pocketwatch of Sluggishness - A project that clocks in over 60 minutes (+10) Fresh Fish Out of Water - The very first Scrub Club release by this artist (+10) Madcraft Iron Pick - MadHatter's personal favorite project by this artist (+15)

    Treasure: 260 Gold

    Adamantium Ring of Dominance - A project that has reached 10,000+ downloads or views (+100) Steel Ring of Power - A project that has reached 7,500+ downloads or views (+75) Iron Ring of Fortitude - A project that has reached 5,000+ downloads or views (+50) Bronze Ring of Strength - A project that has reached 2,500+ downloads or views (+25) Silver Ring of Interest - A project that has reached 1,000+ downloads or views (+10)

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    MELLO’S PROJECTS:

    Download "Final Fantasy: the 3-6 Chambers" by 2 Mello

    2 Mello: “Final Fantasy: The 3-6 Chambers”

    Download "Game Center CX" by 2 Mello

    2 Mello: “Game Center CX”

    Download "Nastlevania" by 2 Mello

    2 Mello: “Nastlevania”

    Download "Chrono Jigga" by 2 Mello

    2 Mello: “Chrono Jigga”

    Download "Keep your Ears Warm" by 2 Mello

    2 Mello: “Keep your Ears Warm”

    Download "The Patterns EP" by 2 Mello

    2 Mello: “Patterns EP”

    Download "Super Producer" by 2 Mello

    2 Mello: “Super Producer”


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    • Gaming / tournaments
    • Hosting / announcing
    • House parties / special occasions
    • Podcasts / audio and video interviews
    • Email / chat interviews

     

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    Local airport code: LEX.

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