Trunk Fiction

by 2 Mello

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Jessica Levine
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Jessica Levine like if the prettiest drum and bass tracks met the funkiest jazz. some of the most beautiful and uplifting dnb i've listened to. you've got to check this out. Favorite track: Skyline.
rob hammond
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rob hammond It's probably the most traditional dnb style song on here but I could listen to Foot Traffic all day long.Grouse little EP. Favorite track: Foot Traffic.
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untamablealion Wonderful use of frequency space and choice of lyrics makes for a bouncey, vibrant album to make even the most vehement DnB deniers bob their heads! Trunk Fiction is an absolute must-have for producers due to it's slew of perfect drum pattern examples. Favorite track: Skyline.
Cayce Fischer
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Cayce Fischer it's funky, it's groovy, and the percussion makes me MOVE. Such a crisp, tight album. Favorite track: Skyline.
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Emma God, this song just goes so many places, but it doesn't for even a minute lose that driving, percussive feel.

Plus Mello's flow is impeccable, as always, and features an amazing title drop in a song already dropping its own title all over the place.

AND IT HAS LORE! Favorite track: Got To Come Together.


I started producing drum n' bass in 2004, just years after starting to make music, but have yet to ever do a release of my work in this genre. This is my first one, and I'm actually happy that I waited until I was this ready.

Trunk Fiction is a story of a culture that discovers a rhythm so catchy, they can't get it out of their heads. They write it down, synthesize it, tap it out with everyday objects, augment their classical music with it and experience a renaissance because of it.

I want this music to push you forward in your daily activity in the same way. Trunk Fiction is energetic, jazzy, pent-up, anthemic drum n' bass music and I hope it turns you on to the genre or even becomes one of your favorites if you're already a fan.


released October 2, 2018

Album Art by Ethan Redd
Vocals on tracks 1, 4, and 5 by 2 Mello
All composing, production, recording and mixing by 2 Mello




2 Mello

2 Mello is an award-winning composer and sound designer for the games 2064: Read Only Memories, Cerebrawl and Ghosts of Miami. Also a remixer, Mello is well-known for mixing video game music with rappers' vocals.

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Track Name: The Rhythm
Welcome your new alpha and omega
On my worst behavior with the finest style and flavor
Face saver, rule-maker, soothsayer and bone breaker
Paper chaser, my fruits of labor always make you catch the vapors
So listen now and think later
I spit ink to fill your blank slate up
You bound to blink as I shake your face up
Can't escape to places that you made up
You a played-out play-doh fake that I can play up

Villains beware
I'm spinnin round in my chair 180 in here
Rhythmic tear making it clear
The terror ain't puttin on airs
I'm running careers
Stun starlets with the sun in my stare
Truth or dare

I'm the pilgrimage to black roses
Strange shapes that make you lose focus
Shadow lingering beside your locus
Spittin sigils to make you wiggle
Tracks go plat and make-a-lots
Then give it all back to the little
Hear it but don't believe it like Cassandra
Pleading with me to have some sympathy for you goners
But me lookin at you, I can't see that much that's in common
I suggest you should keep your honor and your whining
We talking bout some real good futures
If I can make you believe the nicest cop will still shoot ya
Nicest block will still loot ya shiny stock
Takin it off the top the jump off
Disturb your cash flow, your sum's off
That somebody been fucking with my check face
Your anger is misplaced
Your angle is misjudged
You think it was just us
But it was your mistake
You just better trust us
You're already so late
accept the fate
the scream, the rhythm, the break
the speaker, the shake, your life, the shape
I mold, I take, you wait
I create the race and the stakes
vibrate and thrum, the top and the side of the drum
I build, you come, relate, and hum
you play, and stay, and learn, and stray
attack, decay, release, and make your escape

1 to the 2 to the 3
bring the rhythm to me
Track Name: Got To Come Together
Subs in the trunk so you can feel the drums rattle
Bound to shake constellations when I'm doing astro travel
Spreading rhythm through the nation like I'm janet
Catch me jammin' to the vibe around your planet even if it sounds like babble
I can get it through to you, solar flares for your speaker box
Ain't no EMP impeding me it be in peace
To get you from A to B, beneficially
Trunk fiction tradition, slang swimming diction efficiently
Track Name: Skyline
Sky high
Don't ask me what I'm doing later
Time it flies by
You can't get on my elevator, yeah I'm solo
For you and me it be a no-go
All you, all you do is play, stay so ahhh

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