Mindfully mysterious, Detroit’s conscious riddler Mike Melinoe is a demigod. Combining psychedelic sounds and a low-fi internet-bred aesthetic with old-school lyricism, The Organic Geniuses founder 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. Melinoe snarls 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 for vocal exploration rather than a series of lines waiting to be colored within.
His new 10 track EP "A Night, With Hanabi" sees Mike at his peak as he drops timeless music with production from ELIII3 i's, Contauch, Moises, Kiko Merley and Jordon Lumley.