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In Cedarburg, Wisconsin - a suburb of Milwaukee - it isn't normal for kids to seek a career in music. While he had taken piano and drum lessons sporadically throughout his childhood, Jeffrey Melvin had thought that his musical pursuits would only be a hobby. It wasn't until his sister showed him a Daft Punk concert DVD that music became more than leisure. After watching that Alive 2007 video, Melvin dove into production. As a high schooler, he began to combine ideas from jazz piano lessons with electronic music. Melvin had no connections in the industry, so he released his early songs on the streaming website SoundCloud; his moniker online was Melvv. His music's reception and global reach on the site came as a complete surprise. Upon finishing his first year at the University of Wisconsin in 2016, Melvin dropped out to pursue music full time. Before completing his second semester, however, he went on his first tour with Big Gigantic and Louis The Child, culminating with a solo performance at the famed DoLab stage at Coachella. Melvv kept quietly working on his music in the meantime, developing his sound and curating collaborations as he continued to grow artistically. Following the release of singles "Not Me" and "Lifeline" under indie label Majestic Casual, Melvv caught the attention of Atlantic Records, with whom he signed in 2017. Several songs were released under Atlantic, including "Heatwave" with More Giraffes and "Nectarines" with Royal & The Serpent. A few tours accompanied the tracks, with Melvv opening for Petit Biscuit as well as headlining his own North American tour "Stress Relief." He also performed at several festivals; among these were Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, Bonnaroo, Firefly, and Coachella a second time. In 2021, Melvv became an independent artist again. Upon the return of live shows during the COVID pandemic, he began to make occasional DJ appearances with artists such as Jai Wolf and Pluko. Additionally, he hinted at upcoming releases for the project, including an impending EP.

Releases[]

2021[]

TITLE ARTIST LABEL DATE
Ready or Not Ready or Not (feat. Terror Jr & umru) MELVV Atlantic Records Feb 19

2020[]

TITLE ARTIST LABEL DATE
Nectarines Nectarines (feat. Royal & the Serpent) MELVV Atlantic Records Jul 17
Restart Restart MELVV Atlantic Records Sep 4

2019[]

TITLE ARTIST LABEL DATE
Blank Blank (feat. Kennedi) MELVV Atlantic Records Feb 15
Right Side Up Right Side Up (feat. Manila Killa & Sophia Black) MELVV Atlantic Records Apr 5

2018[]

TITLE ARTIST LABEL DATE
Anything Else Anything Else MELVV Atlantic Records Feb 16
Babe Babe (feat. Mavi Phoenix) MELVV Atlantic Records Apr 6
Heatwave cover Heatwave (feat. More Giraffes) MELVV Atlantic Records Nov 2

2017[]

TITLE ARTIST LABEL DATE
Lifeline Lifeline MELVV, Dana Williams Yebo Music Mar 3

2016[]

TITLE ARTIST LABEL DATE
Goodbye Goodbye MELVV, MOONZz Majestic Casual Sep 9
Not Me Not Me (feat. Two Feet) MELVV Yebo Music Dec 30

2015[]

TITLE ARTIST LABEL DATE
Vibe cover Vibe MELVV Yebo Music Nov 23

Sets[]

Upcoming/Unreleased Music[]

TITLE ARTIST LABEL DATE
Together As One Remixes ARMNHMR Monstercat April 22
  • U & Me (Melvv Remix)
ARMNHMR & HALIENE " "
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