Melt Music Catalogue
Achisa - Achisa
Rap

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ACHISA

6 friends brought together in a boy's home in the town of Langa, close to the airport of Cape Town.

There was only one other Rap band in the Cape - Prrophets of da City" and when London based Sheldon Isaac came to the City he went on to produce this album which was finished with the assistance of Greg Hunter and Kris Weston in London in 1995.

 

 

 


 

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Achisa - Bill of Rights
Rap

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Bill Of Rights (BW2114)

It's been a rocky road for the six young men of Achisa who grew up together in a Baptist orphanage in Langa, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town. They begun their career together singing R&B, but following their fateful meeting with Simpiwe Matole of Amampondo begun developing their own style. By the time they started recording their debut album, 'Achisa', their music was fusing traditional African rhythms with contemporary technology and their message had become more direct, political and better delivered in a rap, hip hop style. Tracks such as 'Say No To Guns' and 'Stop The Violence' attracted the attention of the South African Non Violence Project and they were invited to perform before Nelson Mandela.

 

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Airto Moreira - Homeless
Drums & Percussion

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HOMELESS (BW2140)

THIS ALBUM IS FOR THE YEAR 2000 AND WAY BEYOND. IT'S TRUE TRIBAL DANCE AND ALTHOUGH PARTLY INFLUENCED BY MY HOME COUNTRY, BRAZIL, THE MUSIC HAS NO BORDERS OR FRONTIERS - IT'S TRULY HOMELESS !"

Airto Moreira the Brazilian master of percussion enters the 21st century with HOMELESS, a new album on MELT 2000 after 8 years of absence as a solo artist - a long time, but certainly worth waiting for! HOMELESS is co-produced and co-composed by daughter Diana and her husband Krishna Booker of Eyedentity who recently released their own album "SEE" on Electric Melt. Homeless is influenced by a strong mutual desire by the artist and myself to go beyond the boundaries of today's commercial music and to present generations of dedicated dance fans with a truly organic and tribal dance album drawing from centuries of global rhythms.

 

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Airto Moreira - Killer Bees
Jazz - USA

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KILLER BEES (BW041)

There is no way in the world that the God-like names featured could be gathered together on one album. No way, that is unless your name is Airto Moreira. So how did 'Killer Bees' come into being? Airto saw  an opportunity to return to his jazz roots and explore some freeform playing ideas that had been kicking around for a while and called on old friends like Chick Corea, Mark Egan, Herbie Hancock and Stanley Clarke to come down to Santa Barbara and jam.

 

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Airto Moreira - Revenge of the Killer Bees
Jazz - USA

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REVENGE OF THE KILLER BEES (ELM8012)

New mixes from the original album Airto Moreira & The Gods of Jazz - Killer Bees

The legendary Airto Moreira, the man who single handedly dispelled the notion of percussionists in red frilly shirts poised over their congas, has let loose a selection of the finest contemporary remixers on 'Revenge of the Killer Bees'. Under the direction of Tony Thorpe this remix project has revisited the seminal Gods of Jazz album which Airto recorded in the early nineties with help from jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Hiram Bullock, Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Flora Purim. Revenge Of The Killer Bees features remixes in an end of the millenium style by Ashley Beedle, Justice, Frederic Galliano, Amon Tobin, Endemic Void and Circadian Rhythms.

 

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BANANA JAM by Endemic  Void

KILLER BEES by Justice

BE THERE by Frederic Galliano

CITY SUSHI MAN by Ashley Beedle

COMMUNION by Circadian Rhythms

SEE YA LATER by Jimpster

CHICKEN IN THE MIND by Amon Tobin

NEVER MIND   by Max Brennan

 
Airto Moreira presents Code: brazil Target: Recife
Jazz - Brazil

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Code Brazil: Target Recife (BW2130)

The late Chico Science is not the only hero of the Recife beach boys but more importantly it's him who is responsible for the interest in the sounds and rhythms of Pernambuco, a region so rich in music that all those no longer want to be stuck with Samba forever have travelled to the Northeast for new inspiration. Airto, who thankfully invited me to the recordings in Recife, once again shows us with this new compilation that his new direction, influenced by rhythms from Permanbuco, is the beginning of a new and exciting era right on the edge of a new millenium.

Robert Trunz

 

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