ABOUT DJ MEL
Notoriously recognized as “Obama’s DJ,” DJ Mel is one of Texas’ most well-rounded and high profiled DJs. Based in Austin with past performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Voodoo Festival, 2015-2019 NFL Draft, 57th Presidential Inauguration for Barack Obama, and numerous other high-profile events, DJ Mel has built a reputation as an expert at reading crowds and curating the perfect playlist for any occasion.
DJ Mel, whose real name is Melvis Duran, has been in the music industry for over two decades, and his career has taken him from local Austin clubs to touring with major artists like Prince and Outkast. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the Austin music scene, including being named "Best DJ" by the Austin Chronicle multiple times.
In addition to his impressive DJ skills, DJ Mel is also a producer and songwriter, having worked with artists such as Tameca Jones, Brownout, and Black Pumas. He has also been involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including his work with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) and the Andy Roddick Foundation.
DJ Mel's talent and versatility have made him a highly sought-after DJ both locally and internationally, and his passion for music and community continue to inspire others in the industry. Whether he's spinning at a massive festival or a small club, DJ Mel always brings his signature energy and style to every performance.View Map