MELT 2000 - The Music Videos

altMELT 2000 - THE MUSIC VIDEOS

THE 2008 RELEASE OF TWO BUDGET PRICED DVD'S ALLOW A BROAD INSIGHT INTO THE WORKS OF THE LABEL. "THE MUSIC VIDEOS" RELEASE GOES BACK OVER THE PAST 15 YEARS WHERE AS "STRINGS N' SONGS" COVERS MAINLY THE LAST FIVE YEARS - THE PERIOD OF INTIMATE CONCERTS AND VIDEO RECORDINGS SINCE LABEL BOSS ROBERT TRUNZ MOVED TO SOUTH AFRICA.

Mick Raubenheimer comments on the release:
 
"Viewing the two recenttly released MELT 2000 DVD compilations I was struck anew by the sheer wealth of this label's history. If the spirit of "modern" South African Jazz were to be time-capsuled for the hypothetical reference of distant future species, MELT 2000's compilation would head the list. Where the major distributors of local Jazz opted for curio - shop obviousnes, snagging well-known artists (brands) and releasing only their most tourist-gratifying works,  M.E.L.T. 2000 has been facilitating, and gathering, those artists with an original voice and a passion to inter-explore other venues of sound. Which, come to think, might just be the very definition of that tricksygenre called Jazz"

Track Listing

1. Busi Mhlongo - Uganga Nge Ngane live
Composed by BUSI MHONGO,THEMBA NGCOBO,MKHALELWA NGWAZI published by MELT2000 PUBLISHING SA cameras by Dick Jewell and Marcus Conway edited by Lianne Cox video footage from rehearsals in London and live concerts in Roskilde, Denmark and Nantes France during BusiÙs launch tour for her album Urbanzulu. Musicians on the sound track are: Busi Mhlongo  vocals, Mkhalelwa Spector Ngwazi  maskandi guitar Thierry Mvie  keyboards, Serge Ngando  , Brice Wassy  drums Ndodile Shezi & Thembisa Khuzwayo  backing vocals and dance

2. Bafo Bafo  Zimpi Zombango
composed by Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene published by MELT2000 Publishing SA & KITCHEN KULTURE, Administered by Gallo Publishing
Camera and edits by Michael Cross
Musicians: Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene  acoustic guitar and vocals

3. Fana Zulu Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, Airto Moreira, Jose Neto, Shaluza Max, Byron Wallen and Andrew Missingham  Hungry on Arrival
composed by Fana Zulu published by Peer Music Pty Ltd.
camera and footage by Lianne Cox & Robert Trunz edited and directed by Lianne Cox
recorded and artist footage filmed in 1994 during the Outernational Meltdown sessions in Johannesburg
Musicians:
Fana Zulu - bass
Moses Taiwa Molelekwa  keyboard
Airto Moreira  percussion
Jose Neto  electric guitar
Shaluza Max  vocal
Byron Wallen  trumpet
Andrew Missingham - drums

4. Moses Taiwa Molelekwa  Spirits of Tembisa
composer: Moses T. Molelekwa published by T.Tones Publishing
video footage, direction and editing by Lianne Cox
Musicians:
Moses Taiwa Molelekwa (p, key);
Fana Zulu (b);
Vusi Khumalo (d);
Jose Miguel Melendez (perc);
Khaya Mahlangu (ss);
Lawrence Mashiza (g);
Dennis Rollins (tbn);
Rowland Sutherland (f);

5. Vusi Khumalo  Dusk to Dawn
composer: Vusi Khumalo  published by Mavusana
video by Gersh of Yarona Productions
Musicians: Vusi Kumalo drum programming and cowbells
Themba Mkhize  programming/vocals
Bakithi Khumalo  bass
Noel Langley  trumpet/flugelorn
David Bitelli  saxophone
Nana Tsiboe  congas
Byron Wallen  trumpet solo

6. Madala Kunene  KonkoMan
composer: Madala Kunene , published by MELT 2000 Publishing SA
Music video produced by Juno Reactor Productions UK
video footage by Norma Fletcher and Dick Jewell
Musicians:
Madala Kunene acoustic guitar & vocals
Flora Purim  vocal effects
Mabi Thobejane  African drums and congas
Airto Moreira  percussion
Gary Brown  bass
Jose Neto  electric guitar
Jovine Santos Neto - keyboards

7. Zim Nqqwana & Shaluza Max  Amagaduka (Migrant Workers)
composers: Zim Ngqwana & Max Mntambo
published by Tequila and SHEER Publishing.
Music Video produced by Juno Reactor Productions UK - video footage by Norma Fletcher and Dick Jewell
Musicians:
Shaluza Max - lead vocals
Zim Nqqwana  harmonica
Fana Zulu bass
Airto Moreira  drums
Valerie Naranjo  percussion
Johnny Chonco  electric guitar
Barry Olson Trombone
Byron Wallen  trumpet
Mgxabisho Kubheka - vocals

8. Bafo Bafo  Manje
composers: Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene published by MELT2000 Publishing SA & KITCHEN KULTURE, Administered by Gallo Publishing
Camera and edits by Michael Cross
Musicians:
Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene  acoustic guitar & vocals.

9. Juno Reactor  Feel the Universe
Composers: BEN WATKINS/STEPHANE HOLWECKE/MIKE MAGUIRE/JOHANN BLEY
published by MUTE SONGS & FAMOUS MUSIC CORP
Music Video produced by Juno Reactor Productions UK - video footage by Norma Fletcher and Ben Watkins

10. Amampondo  SengÙ Inkomo
composed by Simpiwe Matole and Amampondo  published by Songwrights Publishing
Video courtesy of Peak Performances, Cape Tow
contact: check: www.peakperformances.co.za
Video produced and edited by Garth Meyer and Douw Joordan
Musicians:
Fancy Galada, Lungiswa Plaatjies, Nontle Sylvester, Nomfundo Mayekiso  backing vocals
Dave Mayekana  lead vocals
Mzwandile Qotoyi, Simpiwe Matole,blackie Mbizela  marimbas
Frank Paco  drums
Mandla Lande & Mabi Thobejane  congas

11. Flora Purim  Light as My Flow
composers; Diana & Krishna Booker
published by: Good Morning Music
Music video produced by Juno Reactor Productions UK
video footage by Norma Fletcher, Dick Jewell & Ben Watkins
Musicians:Flora Purim  vocals
Krishna Booker  Arrangements & keyboard
Dianna Booker  backing vocals and arrangements
Airto Moreira  Drums & percussion

12. Bafo Bafo  Jim
composers: Syd Kitchen & Madala Kunene
published by MELT2000 Publishing SA & KITCHEN KULTURE, Administered by Gallo Publishing
Camera and edits by Michael Cross (see info below**)
Musicians:Syd Kitchen and Madala Kunene

13. Juno Reactor  God is God
composers: BEN WATKINS/NICK BURTON/LAIDBACH/BONN/AVSENIK
published by MUTE SONGS Ltd
Video footage taken from Colour of Pomegranate by Satyat Nova edited by Juno Reactor Productions UK
Musicians:
Ben Watkins, Natacha Atlas, Nick Burton & Wolfgang

14. OHM  Slow
Musicians and composers: Brendan Jury (Trans.Sky, Urban Creep), Sven McAlpine (Plain, The Original Evergreen), Andre Van Rensburg (Supernature), and Gaston Goliath - Copyright Control
Video Director Roger Younge

15. Moses Taiwa Molelekwa  Darkness Pass 1
Musician & composer: Moses T. Molelekwa - published by T.Tones Publishing
Camera footage by Lianne Cox and Dick Jewell
Music video by Lianne Cox