Melt Music Catalogue
Brice Wassy - Balengu Village
Drums & Percussion

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BALENGU VILLAGE (BW2136)

Recorded in Cameroon and mixed in France, 'Balengu Village' has, in it's vocal and rhythmic textures, retained the heat and spontaneity that define so much African music "I wanted to make sure that we kept a certain amount of looseness," emphasise Brice. "In traditional music you don't count time, the tracks can last twenty five minutes. If jazz is about improvisation then myself and many other African musicians are jazz players. Improvisation is one of the most integral features of our music."
Kevin Le Genre, Now's The Time, Echoes
Mixed by Brice Wassy, Chris Lewis and Richard Edwards, Mastered by Ray Staff at Whitfield Recording Studios.

 

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Brice Wassy - Shrine Dance
Drums & Percussion

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SHRINE DANCE (BW089)

Following an illustrious career recording, producing and performing with the likes of Salif Keita, Manu Dibango, Miriam Makeba, Talking Heads, Don Cherry and Jean-Luc Ponty, drummer/percussionist Brice Wassy steps up with his second solo album for M.E.L.T. 2000."This new album is coming from the same direction as the first one, but 'N'ga Funk' was much more compositional and this is much more drum-orientated," Brice explains. "It was a great pleasure for me to play with two other drummers who I greatly respect. With Airto, he's very open. I gave him some directions and he did the rest. The same with Changuito, although the Cubans are very analytical in their music, very technical. But my music isn't like that. Even if you write it, you must feel it."

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Brigeen Doran - Bright Moments
Saxophone

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BRIGHT MOMENTS

Born in Dublin, but resident in Switzerland since childhood, the Dorans were brought up in a vibrant jazz culture, underpinned by formal musical training. 'Bright Moments' is a family affair, featuring the swinging, swirling, brooding and beguiling sax talent of Brigeen Doran backed by her brothers, Christy and Dave, who wrote all the numbers between them.

 

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Bushmen Of The Kalahari
Acoustic Music

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see also the remix projects from these original recordings: Sanscapes ONE & Sanscapes TWO

Recorded in the Kalahari Desert in 1995, this project was initiated by Pops Mohamed, a musician renowned for his dedication to protect and preserve the indigenous tribal music from his homeland. With a philosophy that states "if people don't understand where they come from, there is a hole in the soul", Pops had been trying to find original recordings of the Bushmen music for many years. Unsuccessful in his search he soon realised that he had to go himself. 

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Busi Mhlongo 'Afro Melt Volumes - The Talented Ones'
House

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Busi Mhlongo 'Afro Melt Volumes - The Talented Ones'

AfrodesiaMP3 & Electric Melt joined forces to bring you a series that will leave you astounded at the musical talent Africa possesses. Afro Melt Volumes combines the most prolific artist from the Melt catalogue with established and up and coming producers to breathe new life into classic material, remixing them into the various dance genres that are breaking the barriers in the world today.


 

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Busi Mhlongo - Indiza (Voyage)
Vocal Male / Female

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INDIZA (VOYAGE) (MZA003)

The sound journey of Indiza. The Busi Mhlongo story has been told be many journalists and in order not to repeat ourselves again we opted to give an account of Busi's voyage with MELT, the UK label that helped expose her talent to a world wide audience. Busi's first encounter with MELT started in 1995 when Madala Kunene introduced her to the label during the recording of his highly acclaimed album Kon'Ko Man.
 

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