CloudKid Presents Mel Ody - One To Blame (ft. Dominic Donner)
Though he took some time to fully dive into it, Mel Ody always knew he wanted to pursue music. The young artist (real name Odyssefs Molfesis), started his career DJing in major clubs in his home city of Athens, before catching the attention and entering the summer clubbing scene in party island Ios, where he became a household name in the span of a couple of years. In the meantime, he went on to directly support acts such as Yellow Claw, Borgore and Don Diablo, gathering a strong fanbase in the city; also making his first steps as a producer and releasing two instrumental tracks in 2018.
Fast forward to 2020, and Mel Ody is crafting his own path by creating heavy, emotional and engaging pieces of electronic music. Having massed over 2 million streams on digital platforms while maintaining a busy release schedule, Mel Ody has received editorial support from the likes of EDM.com, CULTR, RaverRafting, EDM Sauce and more. Trusted by labels such as CloudKid, Killabite Media and Lacuna, Mel Ody’s music is filled with pop-leaning vocals and explosive drops contrasted against emotional atmospheres. Always evolving, it sits somewhere between natural and programmed, orchestral and electronic. He explains:
“‘One To Blame’ was a real challenge for me, but I’m always looking to get out of my comfort zone as a producer. When I was making the instrumental, I was hearing this kind of indie-pop song in my head that had this orchestral-electronic flair to it, and I love how it turned out. Dominic Donner’s vocal tone and lyrical content took it to the next level, I couldn’t have found a better person than him so I’m really happy we connected so well and brought this tune to life”
Dominic adds: “When I heard the instrumental for the first time I already had the vocals playing in my head, so I met up with my co-writer and friend Adam Wendler as soon as possible to find the right words. We ended up writing about a topic that many people, including myself, can relate to. The music business is full of people who’d do anything to get to the next level. I’ve met a handful of them and I made the mistake of trusting them, but I’ve learned my lesson. Let them talk shit about you if it gives them purpose, but don’t let them pull you under”
»One To Blame was a real challenge for me, but I’m always looking to get out of my comfort zone as a producer«
While trying to figure out what to do with his life, Dominic realised that this was the chance to take a break from performing and learn all the things that he always wanted to learn. He was sick of relying on somebody else and sock of using that as an excuse for not accomplishing the things he wanted to achieve. To stop taking self pity and to stop giving kindness to those who didn’ t deserve it. Long story short: He rented a room in the Rechenzentrum (a beautiful place in his favourite city: Potsdam), put all his gear in there and searched for: “how to produce” on YouTube. The rest is history.