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October 31, 2011
from liner notes of MP3.COM's 1999 physical CD

Jacob Herbst, also known as MELON

ClubSkills is the sister-act of MELON. ClubSkills was created to separate the funky house tunes and the kicking club/trance tunes. So that house fans won't be dissapointed and vice versa.

MELON was booted during mid 1999 and gained big success on MP3.COM with "Misunderstanding" reaching #3 on the overall TOP40 charts.However, the original idea of MELON was to create funky, deliciously styled house grooves, and I wanted to stick to that. So ClubSkills was created for the trancier clubtunes that were on the MELON page.

Instruments Used:
I'm in the proccess of upgrading my homestudio, equipment that has been used on the tracks currently on ClubSkills are: Yamaha EX5, Roland JV1010, Alesis QSR, Roland JX-305 + computer/mixer/soundcard

Musical Influences:
Chicane, DJ Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Antiloop, Paul van Dyk, Sash, Paul Oakenfold, William Orbit

Similar Bands:
Chicane, ATB, Paul van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold

Misunderstanding (original edit)-
Beautiful melodic clubtrance tune. This is MELON-style dance music, a bit relaxed, yet powerful :) This song peaked at #3 on the TOP40 chart of MP3.COM. It's been the #1 Trance track for weeks. If you don't have time to listen to all my music. Listen to this!

Dance music with a relaxed ambient atmosphere and catchy melody. Most of the sounds in this song was created using software synthesizers (Reaktor, AXS, Reality etc). It's a catchy tune.

Be Free (progressive mix)-
Way back in 1998 me and Niklas of DoubleN ( made the first version of this song. It was very popular among friends and online listeners so we decided to make new versions. This is the third and final version.

Misunderstanding (french touch remix)-
Awesome remix with acoustic elements and real guitars (!) produced and recorded by the killer jazz group FRENCH DUPONT ( Check them out!

Generation Love (remix)-
Authorized remix of 2mental's "Generation Love"

Kicking melodic clubmusic with electric guitar leads.

Love indication-
Cheesy, slow commercial dance music with a nice synthline.

Misunderstanding (Raymond Wave remix)-
Supersweet remix of my song "Misunderstanding". Raymond Wave's mix is a bit harder than the original, but still has the nice atmospheres and melodies that made the original so popular.

Misunderstanding (jag0303 remix)-
Kickin' remix by jag0303. For more of his stuff check out and

Pumpin' dreamy trance tune with lots of synth sweeps and sounds. Awesome cover picture made by Guinnie/Dizzlogic.

Very relaxed tune with guitars and atmospheric pads floating around. Anti-stress music. Having a bad day at work? Just let it slide, chill down and listen to this.

Note: MP3.COM no longer represents this or referenced artists. I think the company went belly up and someone else bought the domain name.