Catching Up With Paco & Meelo

Ever since meeting at the JUICE DJ Quest 2007, these 2 DJs have found new love for each other and are now spinning as a duo. Known as Paco and Meelo, this humorous duo have a tête-à-tête with JUICE about what has happened since the DJ Quest, their undying love for cheese and their future plans up ahead.

Hello guys. What have you been up to recently?
Well let’s see, day dreaming, stalking, illegal downloading and design copying. We’re very busy people you see.

How did you guys get together as a duo?
From being rivals in the JUICE DJ Quest 2007 to wearing the same outfit and sharing a deck. And somehow we do look alike, clients have been wrong booking us for a few times already.

Describe the Paco & Meelo sound when infused together in your own words.
Downtempo, jazz, chill, disco and a more cutting-edge sound of innovative house, yet minimal. Fascinating electro music with smooth vibrations to minimal electro which sounds melodic and emotive, tinged with slices of pop. In other words, Paco’s music can be described as music with cheese on top plus mayonnaise and creamy choc for topping, while Meelo’s music is of chocolate milk tea mix with creamy white vanilla cream and oreo cookies blended in together. Yummy.

How did you guys come up with the names Paco & Meelo?
It’s the first name for Paco and nickname from Yoyoomelo for Meelo.

How has life changed since you both entered the JUICE DJ Quest in 2007?
We are now Zouk’s part time residents. We also get lots of free tickets from JUICE. Yay!

What can we expect from Paco and Meelo as a duo this 2009?
Expect more contemporary and sexy sounds from us.

Tell us about your latest dream.
Orchestra live set with live visuals installation. (Interesting.)

What are you guys working on right now?
Our own superhero costumes.

Tell us, do you prefer going solo or DJ-ing as a duo?
Definitely duo as we always need a spare DJ for getting drinks and covering each other asses for toilet time.

What’s the last song you downloaded?
Paco: ‘Nanking Road’ by Shanghai Restoration Project.
Melo: ‘Nanking Road’ by Shanghai Restoration Project from Paco.

Pick one. Roti canai or nasi lemak?
Cheeeeeese please ! If you still insist to choose either one from the above, we’ll say nasi lemak with cheese.

Text Julie Yim