Under the name M.E.S.H., American-born, Berlin-based producer James Whipple produces hard-edged club music that pushes the jagged beats of grime into the realm of abstract sound design.
Originally based in Southern California and previously known by the moniker Ghosthunt, Whipple moved to Berlin after he graduated college, and eventually started an eclectic club night called Janus along with similarly minded producer Lotic
. M.E.S.H.'s first release was the 2012 EP Share the Blame on Dyssembler, which featured a remix by Teengirl Fantasy
. M.E.S.H. traded remixes with Fatima Al Qadiri
and Arca and released several well-received mixes, and was signed to Bill Kouligas' Pan
label in 2014. His first release on the label was the critically acclaimed Scythians EP, which was followed by an EP of remixes. The year 2015 saw the release of digital single "Infra-Dusk"/"Infra-Dawn" on Renaissance Man
's Black Ocean
label, as well as M.E.S.H.'s full-length debut, Piteous Gate, which was less club-friendly than his prior releases, instead creating punishing, bombastic soundscapes. An EP titled Damaged Merc followed in 2016. ~ Paul Simpson, Rovi