Ines Melia

PeopleApril 1, 2016
Ines Melia

This is truly about music and keeping it on a level that is true to Ines’s style. DJ by night at Le Silencio and Les Bains, she also has some exciting collaborations coming up. Introducing Ines Melia.

Where did it all start? How did you get into music?
I come from a small village in the south of France. When I moved to Paris to study Art, I found a small apartment just in front of Le Social Club. I was fascinated; it was a new world for me because at that time I was mostly listening to punk rock music. So I literally discovered electronic music, hanging out with DJs and I learned to play by watching them.

How have you changed over the years, personally and musically?
I don’t think I have, I mean I like the same kind of music. For example, I have never liked minimal, I prefer hot music with big bass lines. For me melody is something essential. But sometimes, there is a period in time or a style of music I really want to know everything about. At the moment I listen to a lot of 90’s house like Kerri Chandler, Pal Joey…

What’s been your biggest career milestone so far?
Now, I’m producing music with my friend Jonathan Saguez. I discover how it is to work in a studio. It’s very different and exciting too but sometimes very boring as it can take a day to record the perfect beat.

Are you doing any up and coming collaborations?
Yes with Cheap Monday and a new electronic device called Teenage Engineering

What producers/musicians do you find exciting at the moment?
Jimmy Edgard, Detroit Swindle, Roman Flugel…

You do Sound Design for fashion shows and hotels. Can you tell us about this? Who are you working with at the moment or have you worked with in the past?
Yes, I make sound design for fashion brands. It is a good exercise, because you have to adapt to the audience or project while keeping your personality. These days I am making the sound design for an exhibition of Anne de Vandière, a photographer and artist.

Favourite musical era?

What are you looking forward to?
To share my project Situation X with the world and to travel!

Can you tell us what Situation X is?
Situation X is my new Music project. It is an Electronic/pop duo I made with one of my closest friends Jonathan Saguez.

You were recently in Morocco, can you tell us about this trip?
My father lives there and makes wine since 1995. His wine is called Le Val D’Argan. I was there with Emmanuel Cossu and Valentine Reinhardt to work on the visuals of my project Situation X. We went to the desert to take photos, it was incredibly beautiful. And of course we drank a lot of wine as well.

Author: Tabitha Karp