Adelaide based producer Mell Hall arrives with a stand-out debut single ‘Knock Knock feat. Thandi Phoenix‘, a modern take on the classic disco genre, plus further announcing her signing to Club Sweat! For the release, Mell Hall teams up with one of Australia’s leading dance-pop talents, Thandi Phoenix, creating a total nu-disco and funk anthem that’s bound to get stuck in your head! Drawing inspiration from the likes of Horse Meat Disco, Dimitri From Paris and Dr. Packer, ‘Knock Knock’ builds suspense with an uplifting piano melody, before exploding into an energetic and vibrant chorus filled with a bumping bassline, horns and quintessential disco guitar chords. Leading pop artist Thandi Phoenix brings her raw, sultry vocals that draw you and complement the powerful, funk fuelled track which will undoubtedly get dancefloors moving and shaking.
‘Knock Knock’ is out now via Club Sweat. STREAM / DL ‘KNOCK KNOCK’ HERE
Mell Hall explains how the single came together “‘Knock Knock’ was born from wanting to produce and release a song that paralleled the disco and funk records I love to play and are always highlighted in each and every set of mine, horns aplenty! I wanted a strong female vocal to compliment and boyyyy did Ms. Thandi Phoenix deliver. So grateful to have her on-board. NOW LET’S DANCE!” With Thandi Phoenix adding “It was love at first listen. As soon as I heard this track I knew I had to jump on it”.
Mell Hall has already impressed fans with a number of stellar remixes for Torren Foot’s ‘More Life’ featuring Tinie Tempah and L Divine as well as David Penn and Milk & Sugar’s ‘Happy People’! Most recently, she re-imagined KLP and Stace Cadet’s ARIA nominated single ‘Energy’ with Mell Hall’s remix amassing close to 4 million streams across platforms. Mell Hall is also an immensely talented DJ, frequently lighting up the stage with her disco-inspired sets, and recently she performed at Good As NYE and NYD and Grapevine Gathering!
Thandi Phoenix has impressed fans with her powerful and soulful vocals, leading her to collaborate with the likes of Rudimental, Sigma, Dan Caplen & Cassian. With a number of standout singles under her belt including ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘Say It’ which scored full rotation on triple j and an addition to nights on Nova. While more recently Thandi Phoenix has delivered another impressive new single, ‘Overdrive’, produced by renowned electronic artist, Paul Mac. On the live scene, her performances are consistently captivating, high energy and always leave you wanting more. This reputation has gained her spots at festivals such as Splendour in the Grass, Spilt Milk, Snowtunes, This That, CurveBall and Womadelaide.