Mellowmatic are a 7-piece collective, formed by musical director Ant Henderson (MD of Jurassic 5's Soup's Fullee Love Collective), producer and drummer Marcus Fisher and UK rapper AJ Mayhew aka AGGA.
Fronted by female and male lead vocalists, with keys, synths and sax features, delivering infectious bop through to tasty grooves and breaks. Mellowmatic bring a live set engineered to rock any stage and take their audience on an eclectic musical journey via Boombap 90’s to present day. Executing a tight musical performance, smoother than butter every time, this big-sound-high-energy band is made to be seen and heard.
Their debut album ‘Only Human’ is a cross genre musical masterpiece, boasting a catalogue of dope feature singers and US rappers. Despite fewer live events happening in 2021 and 2022 Mellowmatic have taken the live music scene by storm, including main stage slots and performing for huge enthusiastic crowds at Glastonbury, (headline two stages), NASS Festival (main stage), Boomtown, Wilderness, Kendal Calling, Shambala, Greenman, Cursus, Boardmasters, Camp Kin (from Shambala Festival), Farmfest, Outcider, Tearout, Outer Space, Live at Lydiard (main stage line up with Dizzee Rascal), Armada festival, Summer by the River (The Scoop, London Bridge), and have supported Dub Pistols.
For 2023 Mellowmatic are confirmed for Glastonbury festival, Isle of Wight, WOMAD, Beautiful Days, Camp Bestival and many more. Incredibly Mellowmatic have only been performing live since May 2021, making an unprecedented impact on the UK’s live music scene, things are moving fast making them 'one to watch'.
"This music is outta sight!"
- Soup (Jurassic 5)
"Really feeling it...super soulful vibes, soul mixed over hiphop beats. Yeah, they definitely got something"
- Fat Lip (The Pharcyde)
"I like the sounds, raps & the whole funky vibes. They r a great addition to the real music come back! Like it. Bootsy!!!"
- Bootsy Collins
"Really high-quality, well-executed LP. Covers a lot of musical ground (jazz, funk, classic rap, R&B, neosoul, dance) and does it fluidly. I particularly enjoy their key sounds and chord choices. The production is on-point and vocalists are solid."
- Andy Cooper (Ugly Duckling/The Allergies)
"Epic. Best live band I saw at Boardmasters."
- Beans on Toast
"Nice and jazzy mellow hip hop, a nice album for sure. Quite early 1990's vibes. It's good production, everything sounding total finished and nice"
- Grippa (The Hempolics, Faithless)
"Really good! Great production. Good mixdowns, crisp, loud and bright and all very good tunes. This will do really well!"
- Krafty Kuts
"Super dope sounding, funky excellence! Really enjoyed this album, some of the tracks have been circulating my playlists for a while now"
- JFB (World Champion Scratch DJ)