Mike Melinoe
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Music – Austin, TX

Mindfully mysterious, Detroit’s conscious riddler and extraordinary painter Mike Melinoe is a demigod. Combining psychedelic sounds and a lo-fi internet-bred aesthetic with old-school lyricism, Melinoe deliberately swerves his way through drugged-out ballads with crisp clarity. Melinoe’s music exists in a plane that marries classic boom-bap to the intricate chaos that can only be summoned by a computer, which makes him of great interest on music loving millennials. Melinoe raps with an elevated consciousness about his life, but eschews narrative for a collage of images. With impressive vocal elasticity, the artist treats beats as blank canvases rather than a series of lines waiting to be colored within. Melinoe sees life differently. Striving for greatness is only a matter of patience and persistence. Mike Melinoe just wants to be known as a creative genius who stopped at nothing to see his art, from music to the paint brush, evolve and inspire others. Since 2012, his brand has been evolving getting the listeners a more vivid imagery. While receiving recognition from several blogs like DJ Booth, The Source, Pigeons and Planes and Noisey, his sound has expanded into the raptures and he is on his way to becoming a Detroit legend. Early you say? Well, only time will tell. With two trips overseas to Europe for a festival called Hip Hop Kemp, he’s been able to connect with the creatives and fans face to face which has been a great experience. Melinoe believes that his art will last forever, and he’s making sure that’s set in stone. As of May 2017, Melinoe began to create a style, he calls, “Shades of Hospitality”. What’s the meaning? Well, as Melinoe explains, overtime people tend to carry good or bad baggage everyday in our life, which sometimes either make or break us as humans. The colors represent the energy at the present moment. The messages that Melinoe paint are purposely placed, for questioning the viewer’s perspective or to convey a thought. Melinoe is a modern day renaissance. ...more