One of the UK’s most prolific electronic producers, Mella Dee, today releases his latest single ‘Riptide’, 10.03.20 featuring original vocals from synth-pop trailblazer and founder of New Order/Joy Division Bernard Sumner, via Pete Tong’s acclaimed Three Six Zero recordings. A slice of euphoria streaked with melancholy, ‘Riptide’ will receive its first radio play on Sarah Story’s BBC Radio 1 show this evening – co-hosted by Mella Dee himself. Tune into 6Music shortly after to hear him perform a live mix and interview with Tom Ravenscroft.

Reminiscent of classic Italo-disco heritage, ‘Riptide’ draws on our nostalgia; painting a vivid picture of wistful times. Fuzzy arpeggios dance around slamming drum work and Sumner's evocative vocals, creating the perfect emotional club anthem.

Speaking on the track, Mella Dee explains: “It was originally written in a time when we weren’t able to celebrate life together, it was a release from the pressure of everything around us. Bernard wrote and recorded the vocals after hearing what I'd put together and managed to bring a new life to the record. Adding a deeper meaning which resonated with me, the feeling of being caught up in a riptide with the world still moving around you. It’s a huge pleasure to have Bernard on a record with me; having listened to his voice on so much incredible music from an early age.

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