German-born but Jamaican raised Melanie Ribbe brings her worldly influences to Moon Harbour for the first time since 2018’s Get It Right on the new EP Game & Bounce.
Ribbe grew up on some of the Caribbean’s finest beaches, so knows how to make music with sunshine in its soul, but is also a lover of techno’s hypnotism and deep house’s magical melodies. She puts all this into her own productions having already made her mark as a DJ at places like the world-famous Amnesia in Ibiza. A former model who is now a graduate of the London Academy of Music Production, this two-tracker is a fine showcase of her current sound.
Opener ‘Game On’ has a nice deep bassline that wraps itself around the solid kicks. Those kick drums are perfectly programmed to bring a little funk to the edgy tech house vibes, while lithe synths add real warmth, soul and colour as they dance up top.
The excellent ‘Stay & Bounce’ then goes much deeper, with balmy and atmospheric pads making for a late-night vibe. More lush synth work brings the cosmic vibes as the bumping drums stay low. It’s a super cool groove with plenty of mystery throughout.
This is a second superb release on Moon Harbour from this exciting talent.