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Glitterbox is a nightlife phenomenon, conceptualised in 2014 by Defected boss Simon Dunmore. Ever since, Glitterbox has generated an inclusive, uplifting party atmosphere designed to unite all ages, persuasions and walks of life on the dancefloor. Glitterbox parties bring the world’s most respected DJs to appear alongside emerging talents for a soundtrack that showcases dance music in its purest forms. Moving mind, body and soul, Glitterbox events bring dancers, fierce performers, drag queens and music together to make truly unforgettable moments on dancefloors around the world. The 21st century disco is renowned by discerning music lovers everywhere from Ibiza to New York, specialising in golden era disco, contemporary soulful house and dancefloor anthems. Meanwhile, the Glitterbox imprint releases music from the likes of Mousse T., Purple Disco Machine, Folamour, Debbie Jacobs, The Shapeshifters, and many more. The accompanying compilations and radio show distil Glitterbox’s unique and infectious energy, digging deep into dance music history and the very finest new sounds. Truly a force to be reckoned with in global nightlife culture.
"In 2017 he was invited to present the burgeoning Glitterbox radio show, originally an online show that is now syndicated on over 40 stations globally and regularly frequents iTunes UK’s #1 spot for podcasts. Becoming the ‘voice’ of Glitterbox"
DJing and selecting is in Melvo Baptiste’s blood. Born into a family of dancers, record collectors & music enthusiasts, his musical upbringing was a strict diet of soul, rare groove, funk and disco. Inspired by visiting his uncle, Norman Jays' Sunday night BBC Radio London show, Melvo picked up DJing organically and found himself tapping in to the family vocation. When Kiss FM founder Gordon Mac returned to radio to create new station Mi-Soul, Melvo was one of the first to be signed up for his own weekly show and he has been presenting on Saturday mornings since 2012.
In 2017 he was invited to present the burgeoning Glitterbox radio show, originally an online show that is now syndicated on over 40 stations globally and regularly frequents iTunes UK’s #1 spot for podcasts. Becoming the ‘voice’ of Glitterbox, interviewing the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Jazzy Jeff and David Morales for the show, Melvo has been instrumental in taking Defected Record’s Glitterbox to the next level; also playing at sold-out shows for the brand and acting as A&R for the label.
A regular at Southport Weekender events, he’s played international festivals such as Suncébeat, Defected Croatia and Lovebox (for Mixmag). Melvo also plays locally every week at some of London’s plushest clubs and venues. Taking after his uncle Norman Jay MBE, Melvo’s organic knowledge and passion for rare groove, golden era soul and disco as well as classic house, contemporary soulful house and nu-disco makes him the ultimate good-time selector.
Commonly known for his bouncy groove & high energy DJ sets taking you through a complete musical journey and enjoys a loyal following on his Monday night radio show on Londons www.misoul.com, selecting music from all across the world, new & old, exploring all genres.