DJ Mel uses effects knob on his controller to adjust his mix during his Silent Disco set on Thursday, June 7th.
Anthony Merriweather | MTSU Seigenthaler News Service
One of the country’s most high-profile DJs graced the grounds at Bonnaroo Thursday night at the Silent Disco.
DJ Mel, most notably known for his political gigs ranging from Democratic Conventions to being President Barack Obama’s personal DJ, is making a return to the festival by delivering four distinctly themed sets: Yo! Bonnaroo Raps: Old School to New School; Rock The Casbah: The Ultimate 80s Dance Party; Supa Dupa Fly: 90s R&B Throwbacks For The Ladies; and Bonnaroo Breaks: Retro Funk & Soul Jams.
Although DJ Mel has earned his stripes working behind the boards for politicians and celebrities, his ability to adapt to a festival crowd poses no issues.
With past performances including Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Voodoo Festival, the NFL Draft, X-Games and Tour de France, he exudes experience with the ability to adapt to what each crowd wants to hear, while still staying true to who he is.
DJ Mel hardly shied away from playing club bangers during his Silent Disco set, spinning bass heavy crowd pleasers such as Migos and Sheck Wes’ “Mo Bamba,” and a Tennessee favorite, “Slob On My Knob” by Three 6 Mafia.
His set selection and seamless mix inspired the crowd to sing along and form dance circles showcasing their best moves.