Reformed wild child Mel Blatt is the angelic vocalist for Soul Clap and mother of one. She was also one quarter of All Saints in the 90′s. Bow down in the presence of greatness.
Splitting from her double denim wearing, low crotch riding crew All Saints back in the early noughties, brown eyed girl Mel Blatt pursued a solo career alongside the Artful Dodger and Denise Van Outen. But the Camden born, Ibiza living party girl has been absent from the limelight for the past ten years. Appearing front row at select runway shows at London Fashion Week each season and working with a tight knit crew of underground event organisers she also made select guest appearances DJ’ing at DC10 and Cubicle, involving herself only in fitting and tasteful projects for the right reasons. Dabbling in talks about re-forming the band with her former soul sisters Shazney Lewis, Nicole and Natalie Appleton, Mel opted out of cashing in on making a comeback with All Saints and today has returned to the studio alone, to work with the visionary electronic music masters Soul Clap. First coming into contact with D.C label front man, Eli Goldstein whilst he was controlling the dance floors down at DC10 one night, a dance frenzied Mel stayed on her toes thrusting and pumping to the rhythms of the night until she was smitten. Dropping the Clap gang a line the very next day to set up a collaboration, her debut track with the collective is ‘Ecstasy’, a minimal, lo-fi soon-to-be Summer anthem overflowing with brooding intensity.
i-D Online eavesdropped on Mel B and her mate, i-D’s very own fashion editor and true child of the 90′s Elgar Johnson when they hung out over at i-D HQ last week.
Text: Milly McMahon