Our revelation of the day is the one and only Makélo who made our parties continue thanks to his remix for Ckay’s famous “Love Nwantiti”. Real name Baptiste Arvilla, the French producer and DJ reinvents the song in the most surprising way.
It effortlessly blends electro-pop sounds with a touch of solar afro colour that honours the root of the original version in all its glory. The rhythms are solid, the synths epic, and this version of “Love Nwantiti” provides positive and communicative sensations.
It will make you move from the first seconds, press play and read our interview with Makélo below:
Welcome to our redaction! Tell us who you are and how you started making music?
Since I was 11, I have always been interested into music. When I was around 15, my dad had fun doing mixes with VirtualDJ.
When he was my age he was a radio host in a small local station. I listened to his remixes and it was really not bad.
On my side, I always listen to DJs like “Lost Frequencies”, “Robin Schulz” and “Edward Maya”.
They have influenced my taste in music since I am a teenager.
But it was in 2016 when I heard “Stereo Love” from “Edward Maya” on the radio that I decided to do remixes in my room after school and during school holidays.
My friends have fun and I spend my days in my room on my computer learning and making remixes.
What inspires you to write and create music?
When I listen to music that I like and that starts to put me in the mood, I start to have ideas to be able to make a new version in my own image.
So I start composing in all directions and once I find the right flow, the right atmosphere, I can finally compose a whole piece of music.
I never set myself a time or a limit. The creative process for a music can take from 3 days to 3 months.
It all depends on my inspiration, my creativity and my state of mind.
How is your creative process?
In general, this is music that I like. Either it represents a period of my life, a place in particular or it reminds me of a person.
It also happens that the words of a piece of music make me think of a personal situation that I have experienced.
So creating a remix of a particular track is a form of exteriorization and wanting to bring this music to life in my own way.
Can you describe your latest release?
My remix of “Love Nwantiti” is a mixture of Afrolove rhythm and pop. It’s a mix that I really like. The quote loves and dances. I wanted to create a title that sets the mood.
What do you foresee for the future?
Currently, I plan to do other remixes which I publish on Sondcloud. I really have a lot of inspiration for future titles. I’m just going to let my creativity guide me.