MOVELTRAXX founder BIG DOPE P unleashes his debut album MEHLISH: an extraordinary collection of music that smashes the boundaries between hard-hitting electronic club sounds and old-school, sample-driven hip-hop.
London based, Paris born BIG DOPE P is making bass fuelled waves, emerging as one of Europe’s premier DJs and producers in his field. Touring worldwide and working with some of the biggest names in both dance music and rap – including Basement Jaxx, Kaytranada, Duck Sauce, Rustie, Pusha T, Todd Terry, Maya Jane Coles, Lil Wayne, Todd Edwards Ryan Hemsworth, Crookers & many more his signature sound blends footwork, house, hip-hop and electro, creating dynamic and memorable tracks that punch hard and linger long in the memory.
He co-founded the infamous MOVELTRAXX imprint when he was 16 which releases the best Footwork, Ghetto House & Jersey Club Music since 2007 with records from DJ Earl (Teklife), Traxman, DJ Rashad or DJ Tameil to name a few. Dope P also released on other prestigious labels like Fool’s Gold, Ed Banger, LuckyMe, Nervous, Ninja Tune, OWSLA or Local Action, and recently celebrated the late Paul Johnson – who released many tracks via Moveltraxx – with a carefully curated tribute mix.
After a string of successful EPs & singles, P has now announced his debut album MEHLISH (“Don’t Worry”/”It’s OK” in Arabic) . MELISH features collaborations with a wide range of singularly talented artists, including TT The Artist, DJ Slugo, Karlito (from legendary french rap band Mafia K1 Fry), Mighty Mark, DJ Jayhood, Feadz and more. Infused with that instantly recognisable Big Dope P sound, the LP packs in influences from Chicago Ghetto House to French Hip Hop via Footwork, 80s Funk & US/UK rap across 11 distinct and dynamic tracks.
“MEHLISH is basically the record my 16 year-old self wanted to hear. It’s also a word I heard a lot growing up and pretty much became a motto. I had a very particular idea of how that first LP should be so I made hundreds of tracks between London and Paris since I decided to do that record back in 2017 and during lockdown last year I took a month in Birmingham to finish 11 one of them that represented the vision I had.
“I wanted to bring something fresh to the table while still having a body of work that related to what I had previously released. This album is about beating the odds and having fun no matter what life throws at you and is dedicated to everyone who supported us since we started Moveltraxx, from the close friends we tragically lost, to the incredible moments we had touring around the world.” Big Dope P
With early support on the first singles from The Blessed Madonna, Boys Noize, Jamz Supernova, DJ Wonder, Nina Kraviz, DJ Earl, Anz, A-Trak, Sherelle, Chrissy, Nightwave, Partiboi69, Jaguar, Wuki & many more and airplay on BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC6, Rinse FM and Radio Nova, MEHLISH sees Big Dope P at the very height of his powers, delivering an album that will surely be counted as one of the finest of 2021.
MEHLISH will be released 12 November on MOVELTRAXX, preceded by singles Pandora 08 October and Jump Out (29 October). A music video for Jump Out will also follow the album release.
BIG DOPE P – MEHLISH
02. RDT (feat. DJ Jayhood)
03. Jump Out (feat. TT The Artist)
04. After All We’ve Been Through
05. Pandora (feat. Ana Khan)
07. Throw (feat. Mr Mozaphanka & DMP)
08. Ugly (feat. Mighty Mark)
09. Work Move Shake (feat. DJ Slugo)
11. Demi Lune (feat. Karlito de la Mafia K’1 Fry)