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  1. AUDIO

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3. DISCOGRAPHY

Metro Jungle (JESTRAI/FACTUM EST - 2015)

C6 (JESTRAI/FACTUM EST - 2014)
SINGLE SPLIT original version + remix by The Delay In The Universal Loop

Spa (EdisonBox records 2011) 

5. LIVE








 
Mambo Melon
 
2. INFO

Country: Italy - Label: Jestrai/Factum Est

Acid synths, mashup, drums, bass, recycled vocal samples, flute and footswitches.
They are post-rock but even no, they are mashups addicted, they're big-beat perhaps. They use samplers playing drums, bass and flute. They're powerful and groovy, they're experimental or maybe just crazy.

Mambo Melon are an uncommon band.
They are 3.
It sounds like Girl Talk, Battles, Residents and Trans-AM jamming together

4. BIO

Born as a duo MAMBO MELON have now updated the line-up. They're actually a trio: Gabriele Grosso (bass, sampler and synth), Marco Bognanni (drums) and Giacomo Abbà (flute and feedback)
The basic idea was born in november 2009.
Formerly members of Instrumental Quarter, whereby they toured several times in the USA and in Europe and released two records for Sickroom Rec (Chicago) and for Stiffslack rec (Japan).
In 2009 they strongly needed to have their own project, mixing powerful drumming, electronics, synths, and sound manipulation.
After watching the documentary "RIP!: A Remix Manifesto" about copy-left subculture, they decided to put in their music a massive use of mashup samples together with a powerful rhythmic section.
Mambo Melon set is unusual: the bass player drives electronics sounds with a MIDI footswitch wired to Ableton Live sequencer, and the audio channels are splitted between a Marshall valve tube amp and a monitor side.
The drummer follows and gives the tempo as the same time.
This kind of setting allows Mambo Melon to play bass and drums together with their electronic loops as a punk band and without using any headphone click.
MM spent one year composing 9 songs and being isolated in the mountains of north west of Italy. Finally in march 2011 they went out for their 1st gig. Thanks to EdisonBox they had a good schedule of gigs and they toured north of Italy.
Meanwhile in june 2011 they released a record called S.P.A. an ep of 6 track produced by EDISONBOX Records.
During the last part of 2011 and 2012 they had gigs in every corner of the north Italy: from Trieste to Turin touching Milano, Genova, Cuneo and more. At the same time Mambo Melon started to produce the new songs where they're ableto renew themselves again : they mix samples with making loops live and play drums and bass at the same time.
2103 and 2104 still touring in Italy and in the south of France.
In june 2014 they start to record the new album called "Metro Jungle". This album was produced by JESTRAI/FACTUM EST RECORDS on march 2015 in a limited edition. The cover is hand-drawn, screen printed and painted one by one. Eight new songs full of post-modernism in an unconventional packaging.
2015 touring again trough Italy and France and promoting the new album.
Spring 2016 New single out from FACTUM EST REC. called Bill Calò and promotional mini tour from the Alps to the Pyrenees touching the Spain for the 1st time.
2017: new songs arriving, with unexpected sounds and solutions (FM synth and analog filters). Mini Tour in the South of Italy in April (touching Rome, Naples, Lamezia Terme and Avellino) as well as some gigs across northern Italy (including Turin, Milan).
May 2017: Mambo Melon are nominated as one of the best Live act on the Keeponlive Italian'zine
From May 2018: The new record is ready composed - now the band is recording 8 new song in their own studio.


We have recycled samples from:
Fugazi Offspring Kill Bill ost Eddie Vedder Steve Reich 2001 Space Odissey Mario Bros My Uncle Clock Etta James Ray Charles Def Leppard Pink Floyd Bangles Salif Keita Vinicius De Moraes Toquinho House Music Remixes Jovanotti Capoeira The Microphones Queen of the Stone Age Prince Gang of Four Janelle Monae Talkin Heads Frankie Goes To Hollywood Gossip The Police De Andrè Beastie Boys James Brown Chemical Brothers Imagination Barry White and more.....

7. PRESS SAMPLES

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