Mella Dee shows us how to effortlessly craft a Jeff Mills-inspired earworm.

Ryan Aitchison, aka Doncaster-born Mella Dee, has constantly evolved as a producer since starting out as one half of Mista Men in 2010. Over the decade he’s moved from UK garage to hardcore and techno, using his encyclopedic knowledge of club music to develop a uniquely hard-hitting style.

On this episode of How To Make A Track, he invites us into his synth-stuffed studio to take us through his production process, knocking out an infectious Jeff Mills-inspired earworm featuring a Raekwon sample from 1994 and synths pre-owned by The Black Dog and Paul Woolford, no less. Check out photos of just some of his gear, below.

Mella Dee will headline the Saturday after-party at this year’s edition of Field Day, which takes place on June 7 – 8 at the new London venue The Drumsheds. Tickets are available now.

Filmed by Pawel Ptak and Kamil Dymek
Edited by Pedro Kuster

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