BICEP Premieres New Song “MELI (II)” on BBC Radio 1
- London-based DJ duo BICEP, consisting of Andrew Ferguson and Matthew McBriar, premiered a new song “MELI (II)” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
The duo first performed the song at The 2022 Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England.
The track was written by Andrew Ferguson, Anna Melina, Matthew McBriar, Resina, and Zosia Jagodzinska. Produced by BICEP.
The song is a rework and also a sequel to “Meli (I)”, which appeared on their second album “Isles” Japanese edition.
The duo said, “'Meli (I)' was a beatless track on Isles Deluxe. Truth be told we just couldn't get a drum version right in the studio throughout the pandemic, there were many failed demo versions whilst we were working on Isles, it just never felt like it worked. We always knew there was room for this version though, hence naming the original 'Meli (I)'. 'Meli (II)' was formed slowly on the road. Each week we changed the drums a bit, the structure and generally allowed the crowd to inform the process. It was great to grow the track in this way, it felt like a very organic way of working.”
The duo told Clara Amfo, “We like it was one of those ones where when we did the album 'Isles', we had it written that the melodic park around the back then and we've had a few goals if they're in some sort of John versions and it was just it wasn't really coming together at all first. And just through that when the pandemic we started doing the streams we had a go at sort of testing doing like a bigger like a more jumpy version. And okay, and I was really just over the past six months doing live shows, we just been testing it changing and each week, seeing what fits work, the layouts change, they come in 10 times. We performed it and it just literally spawns it was it was it has been it's been nice to like actually develop something on the road as opposed to how we would often work is you know, we kind of will test off like bits and pieces, but usually it's pretty finished before we'd ever played it. So it's it's pretty cool to have one that we did kind of completely back to from.”
Photo by Dan Medhurst
- source : BBC Radio 1