Electric MELT 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 - 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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Alien - Frankie the Prankster
Techno / Trance

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FRANKIE THE PRANKSTER

 

 

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1
Original Version
2 As One Remix
3 Plaid Remix
4 Matthew Hawtin Remix

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Alien - The Pleasure of Leisure
Techno / Trance

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The Pleasure of Leisure

Home grown Essex boy ALASTAIR JOHNSON borrowed a D.A.T machine and a couple of keyboards and has spent the past few years honing his talent, to produce a unique sound that can only be compared to the likesof the artists found at Warp Records such as APHEX TWIN and BLACK DOG. ALASTAIRS keen ear for a breakbeat has led to some of the scariest and twisted beats ever heard! but, his talent's do not stop there. As listeners of the forthcoming ALIEN album are soon to discover, Alastair is also more than capable of producing a memorable melody. Having rocked both the Fridge and the Forum in London, ALASTAIR is now brushing up on his live technique andhopes to have a workable live set around the release of the album 'Pleasure Of Leisure' ALIEN will also be recording a special one hour continuous mix for Sky Digital's Universe TV channel.

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Alien Soap Opera - Second Wave
Ambient

 

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SECOND WAVE (ELM8001)

‘Featuring the cream of predominantly Arab musicians, this collection of traditional vocals and instruments is given added punch with touches of unobtrusive electronica. This spellbinding set will find fans beyond the confines of "world" music.' Music Week, July 2000.
Alien Soap Opera, a vehicle idiosyncratically driven by the prolific remix engineer and former member of The Orb, Greg Hunter, features the expertise of Egyptian master of Arabic classical music, Amir Abdel Magid. Meeting in Cairo when Greg went to record with Killing Joke, Amir listened in on the recording session and asked Greg to mix a track for him. Enthralled with the results the two decided to work together on a more permanent project.Over the next four years Greg travelled between London and Cairo co-writing with Amir and collaborating on various projects, producing and mixing Arabic music and touring the Gulf finding inspiration. Alien Soap Opera and Fifth Sun were the results of this partnership. Amir Abdel Magid is a musician/producer/arranger, famous throughout the Middle East for his Kanoon (Egyptian Harp) playing, his recordings and live performances. He is a familiar sight on Arabic TV (MBC etc), with his music aired almost daily. He regularly tours with his orchestra throughout the world performing Arabic music.

 

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Amampondo - Electric Pondoland
Drums & Percussion

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ELECTRIC PONDOLAND (MZA 013)

Amampondo means people of mpondo from the Transkei of South Africa.

This is one of 3 albums released at the same time celebrating the 25th Anniversary of South Africa's most highly regarded percussion and marimba band who have toured the globe for a quarter of a century. Electric Pondoland features Amampondo's many collaboration with international dance and Electronica groups mainly Juno Reactor who are well known for their Hollywood film music for blockbuster films like MATRIX, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO and MORTAL COMBAT.

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Anesthesia - P.V.C
Techno / Trance

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P.V.C

Warning - this is psychedelic techno, and high quality psy' techno at that. To be honest it has the feeling of techno made by tranceheads who understand what it takes to make a very special headspace, "Global" has its super-intelligent moves and breaks. Following tracks turn slinky and then funky, and then really funky, culminating in "Nutella Toasted" - what a stormer, what variety, what trance soul in teckno clothing.

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Blaq Soul Awukhu Muzi

Blaq Soul - Awukhu Muzi

"I’m African, I’m Blaq and everything I am is Blaq, even my music is a symbol, it’s deep and African”

The 2010 debut album of this fine young and fast rising star producer and DJ of South African deep house features a number of remixes by Blaq Soul's heroine - the late Busi Mhlongo.

Also featuring are Lungiswa, Sipho Gumede and Madala Kunene. 

We like to acknowledge the help and guidance of Petro Stathoussis and AfrodesiaMp3 on tis project. Blaq Soul's work can be downloaded from AfrodesiaMP3

 

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

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 Busi Mhlongo's 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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Busi Mhlongo - Urban Zulu
Vocal Male / Female

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Urban Zulu (BW2118)

FROM THE DIVA OF AFRO POP
When we first started working on these awesome songs penned by Themba, Spectre and Busi, the style was recognisably traditional maskanda. Over the months of work, the maskanda in this album metamorphosed, deepened, widened and finally has come to represent the contemporary Zulu Nation's truest form of expression, with all the agony, the ecstacy, the pain and sorrow, the trials and ironies of life in the modern South Afrika.
This is the first time maskanda has been expressed by a Zulu woman, and who better than Busi, one of the great voices of Afrika. A truly astonishing performer on the stage and in the studio, her original creativity as expressed here represents a quantum leap in South Afrikan music. This is maskanda for the millennium. Listen and be humbled.
Will Mowat
Adidas have since used We Baba Omncane as the song for their football campaign.

 

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Busi Mhlongo - Urban Zulu
Vocal Male / Female

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Busi Mhlongo  (1947 - 2010)  Urban Zulu

(BW2118)

 THE ULTIMATE AND MOST SUCCESSFUL ALBUM FROM THE DIVA OF AFRO POP

When we first started working on these awesome songs penned by Themba, Spectre and Busi, the style was recognisably traditional maskanda. Over the months of work, the maskanda in this album metamorphosed, deepened, widened and finally has come to represent the contemporary Zulu Nation's truest form of expression, with all the agony, the ecstacy, the pain and sorrow, the trials and ironies of life in the modern South Afrika.

This is the first time maskanda has been expressed by a Zulu woman, and who better than Busi, one of the great voices of Afrika. A truly astonishing performer on the stage and in the studio, her original creativity as expressed here represents a quantum leap in South Afrikan music. This is maskanda for the millennium. Listen and be humbled.  Will Mowat (Producer)  Almost alone among contemporary South African musicians, her songs tell us of the struggle for existence, the destruction of traditional culture and the need to 're-invent' tradition in the context of the new situation. In "Urban Zulu", Busi has succeeded in melding traditional Zulu music into a new one that informs us both of its roots and of the concerns of contemporary South African women. Based on a traditional Zulu musical form, Maskando, "Urban Zulu" is revolutionary on two levels, firstly it's being sung by a woman and secondly, it extends the traditional into the contemporary without losing anything of its roots.

"Urban Zulu", Busi's second album is an perfect example of the contradictions inherent in our situation as the irony of Busi Mahlongo's music is that she is more 'popular' in Europe than she is in South Africa. The economics of music dictate that she spends a lot of time abroad as there simply isn't the market for her work here. Busi recently performed here in Joberg at the Arts Alive Festival in a rare performance that had the crowd ecstatic, this writer included. More's the pity that we don't get to see her more often.

If you want to hear the cutting edge of contemporary South African music then this a must buy album.

(William Bowles)

 

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Busi Mhlongo - Urban Zulu Remixes
Vocal Male / Female

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Busi Mhlongo

1947 - 2010

 

 

 

 

Urban Zulu Remixes (MZA019)

The first album of remixes appeared soon after the release of Urban Zulu and is more Kwaito (South African house music of the 90's) orientated. Tracks from Busi Mhlongo's debut MELT album 'Urbanzulu' remixed and produced by some of the most exciting names in South African music as well as one of London's top house DJ's. Check the Soul II Black remixes !

 

 

Tracks 1 & 3 - Oxamu The ibomvu Dance RemixTracks 2, 4 & 9 - Yehlisan'umoya ma-Afrika

Soul II Black Remixes Track 5 - Oxamu The London Mix Mario Cee
Track 6 - Yehlisan'umoya ma-Afrika
The Kalahari Surfers Rock Remix Track 7 - Uganga Nge Ngane (Bonus Track)
Track 8 - Yehlisan'umoya ma-Afrika (Album Version)
All photographs of Busi Mhlongo in traditional dress by Rashid Lomabard All tracks published by MELT2000 Publishing Ltd. except for tracks 1 & 3 arrangements by Gabi LeRoux published by MELT 2000 and Kaleidosound MPS Administered by EMI MUSIC Publishing SA

 

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Busi Mhlongo - Yehlisan'umoya Azania (in the mix)
Southern Africa

altBusi Mhlongo      

1947 - 2010 

Yehlisan'umoya Azania (in the mix)

We miss you Mam Busi

MZA 050

 

 

A singer, dancer, and composer whose music defies categorisation, Ma Mhlongo, as Rudeboy Paul fondly refers to her, draws on various South African styles, such as Maskanda, Mbaqanga, Marabi and traditional Zulu songs. Born in Kwa Zulu, Natal, Busi Mhlongo grew up with a song on her lips. Her debut maskanda album for M.E.L.T.2000 in 1998 called Urban Zulu brought her international fame.   

Track Listing

  1. Webaba (Black Coffee & Culoe de Song remix)
  2. Uyeph'unembeza (Hip hop, dub mix by Monde Mkhizwana)
  3. Izizwe (Black Coffee & Busi Mhlongo)
  4. Baba We (Deep) (Frederic Galliano)
  5. Crocodiles (Soothsayers (UK) & Busi Mhlongo)
  6. Father of my children (Castro B with Busi Mhlongo)
  7. Hlisani Umova (Featuring DJ Zee & Busi Mhlongo)
  8. Webaba (Culoe de Song remix)
  9. Yintoni Na (Black Coffee & Busi Mhlongo
  10. Lua Lua (DJ Qness Zulu Warrior mix)
  11. Sibuza Indlela (Rudeboy Paul & the Legendary Busi Mhlongo)
  12. What is she saying to me? (Kalahari Surfers & Greg Hunter Featuring Busi Mhlongo)
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Busi Mhlongo We Baba Omncane (in the Mix)
House

altBusi Mhlongo We Baba Omncane (in the Mix) 1947 -2010

"Ranked alongside Miriam Makeba, Letta Mbulu and The Mahotella Queens, ‘Mam’ Busi Mhlongo was the first female artist to spread the Maskanda vocal style internationally. South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, lamented her passing and declared her “a true legend”. Just as the hopes of the South African people are dashed on the football pitch the nation has also been deprived of one its greatest voices. On 15 June 2010, at the age of 62, the ‘Urban Zulu’ – Busi Mhlongo - finally lost her battle against breast cancer. "    (Paul Bradshaw / Straight No Chaser) This is a remix tribute by the new generation of South African Hosue producers featuring contribution by the new cream of South African house producers like Blaq Soul, Nkokhi, Infinite Boys, Funk Daddy, Top Shayela, Sumthyn Black and European masters Rocco and Gabriel Le Mar.



 

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Castro B - FIDELITY
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CASTRO B.
FIDELITY

Castro B self thought musician and DJ was born in East Rand, Johannesburg. He introduced himself to music by making his own tin guitar at the age of 6 copying the tunes the elders in his township played in the streets. The strong influence of traditional music grew on him and carried well into the 90Ùs. In 1995 Catro B got his first PC making his own tracks in his bedroom studio playing and testing them out at parties in the hood.

 

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Changuito - Syncopation
Drums & Percussion

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Syncopation (BW2095)

Percussion maestro and former timbal player with Los Van Van, Changuito(Jose Luis Quintana) is best known for his groundbreaking work with the legendary Cuban band. As one of the world's leading multi-percussionists, Changuito expanded the vocabulary of Latin rhythms with his seminal Songo grooves, and has taught some of the finest conga players of today including Giovanni Hidalgo. Changuito released a series of educational videos which have become a must for any up and coming percussionist playing Cuban music - for more info see: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/p/JoseLuisQuintana-1066973/

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Cwithe - Illegal
Techno / Trance

 

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ILLEGAL

 

 

 


 

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Dan Mampone and Mabi Thobejane - Melodi
Vocal Male / Female

Melodi

This long awaited collaboration is finally here. Its the beat that unites us, the rhythem from the past generation to our future. Words of love and wisdom that will echo forever in our minds. To restore our human race's dignity "Mayibuye" sons and daughters of our land.

Notes by Dan Mampone

What a mortal man you are so mindful of that you have entrusted him with your lightness to translate the vision to reality. May all the glory, power and honour be given unto your Almighty God. Thanks to my family (my wife Dorah) and three beautiful kids (Sizo, Kabelo and Rorisang) for being there for me at all times and being understanding. Thumbs up to my co-artist, my father Mr. Gabriel Mabi Thobejane, we shared every moment if this album together Joy and Sadness. It is such a wonderful thing to learn and work together. To all musicians I worked with, if it was’nt your support I will still be hanged up unable to finish now. I wish you all success to your individual projects you’re working on. Peter, you’re not just a friend, you’re simply the best with you’re golden voices that smoothes my creativity. Robert Trunz, you can spot a talent from Far, I simply cannot doubt your ear to music which polished me and the album to be where it is today. 

Tswana Poem

Mokelekele wa mokhise yo A reng lona le bo mang Le tsositseng sekgwa lenyaonyao Keletsi ya Matswere Motho wa bo Mampone Wa gore mponne ruri Ke madi ke matlalatlala naga E re ke ya taemaneng Ga ke itse ke tla boa

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DJ Zee - Infinity
House

DJ ZEE (SOUTH AFRICA)

INFINITY

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Dj Zee started out in the industry with humble beginnings driven by his deep passion to bridge a gap within the entertainment industry and his desire to strive to achieve a level of excellence beyond expectation. It is his belief and is strength to maintain diversified versatility and flexibility a way of meeting the demands of an ever changing industry. With an emanated crowd there is no doubt that Dj Zee is the next happening big thing in the industry.

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Eyedentity - HEAVY INTERFERENCE
Hip Hop

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HEAVY INTERFERENCE (ELM8024)

Stomping dance floor aggression from new school breaks upstart Dave Tipper, chilled funk from Aim, all you need for a quiet night in.


Track Listing

1. HEAVY INTERFERENCE / DAVE TIPPER REMIX
2. HEAVY INTERFERENCE / AIM REMIX
3. HEAVY INTERFERENCE / ORIGINAL VERSION

 

 
Eyedentity - Perfect my craft
Hip Hop

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PERFECT MY CRAFT (ELM8032)

Eyedentity are an ever evolving creative collective fuelled by the two founding members, Krishna and Diana Booker - otherwise known as The Factor and Decibel (dB). A hip-hop, trip-hop, acid jazz entity with a life of its own, this unique musical collaboration comprises a variety of highly talented artists, fusing styles from around the world to produce a progressive and innovative sound. The combined talent of these artists produced their excellent debut album See, released in Europe in 99 and the US in May 2000.

 

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Eyedentity - SEE
Hip Hop

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SEE (ELM8023)

Eyedentity are here. Not so much a group as an ever-changing collective consciousness, comprising the talents of 'coming and going' featured artists. In short, an ever-evolving entity, the central nerve centre being The Factor (son of Jazz bassist Walter Booker and the nephew of Jazz saxophonist, Wayne Shorter) and dB (daughter of vocalist Flora Purim and percussionist Airto Moreira).
The combined talent of these artists produced this excellent debut album released in May 2000. Taking trip-hop into unchartered territory 'See' combines a variety of musical flavours and multicultural influences to yield something a little more hop than trip, infusing the genre with a new perspective. Dissolving categorical boundaries and pushing ahead of populist trends Eyedentity are eclectic, infinitely inventive, and with another album in the pipeline definitely one to watch. 

 

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Flora Purim - A Guy Called Gerald - What You See
Vocal Male / Female


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Flora Purim / A Guy Called Gerald -  What You See (EP)

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

01 Light as my flo (Album version)
02
What you see ( A Guy Called Gerald - Ghost of Flora's dream)
03
What you see (Attica Blues remix)
04
What you see (Album version)

 

 
Flora Purim - Now Go Ahead And Open Your Eyes
Vocal Male / Female

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Now Go Ahead And Open Your Eyes

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Romario
Mix by Andrew Missingham
2
Flora's Original Album Version
3 Flora's Radio Version
4 Bebeto
Mix by Andrew Missingham

 

 
Fourth World - No Gap
Jazz - Brazil

alt altIn our daily life we are often confronted with the term Generation Gap loosely used to describe differences between us parents and our kids. When I started working with Flora and Airto in 1993 they introduced their daughter Diana and her now husband Krishna Booker (Eyedentity).During the years of recording with the four of them the so called generation gap transpired often over trivial matters or when the wisdom of the parents or the common sense of the younger generation got completely ignored.

However when in the studio everything was forgiven and forgotten and the creative juicy would flow immediately amidst the speckle of colorful sparks and the fairies of musical creation would dance amongst them all filling every empty space with joy and laughter.

The genes that were passed onto our youngsters by our parents like Flora and Airto are so evident in the beauty of their common creation. The openness of Fourth World (being Airto, Flora, and Jose Neto) to welcome a fresh breeze into their music has made it possible for Ragga to compile this album using many oft he tracks composed by Diana & Krishna without even being aware of - just feeling the never ageing youth in their common creation.

A deep thank you to the creative spirits to allow such an intimate relationship to be created for their fans to enjoy this organic compilation free of Generation Gap

Robert Trunz Melt 2000

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Fourth World - Return Journey
Jazz - Brazil

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Return Journey (ELM8021)

Featuring 10 new interpretations from some of today's leading underground remixers/producers, The Return Journey aims to open the world/jazz sound to a whole new audience of discerning music lovers. The Herbalisers head nodding remix of Last Journey paves the way for 4 Hero, IG culture, London Electricity, Nation World Service, Tony Thorpe, Fila Brazilia and Argonaut to add their individual style which results in an eclectic mix of cutting edge sounds.

 

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Gabriel Le Mar - JUMP CUTS

JUMP CUTS
Gabriel Le Mar draws inspiration from many sources. But african funk and african musical traditions and culture influenced him in many ways.

On JUMP CUTS Gabriel Le Mar cooperates again with singers and songwriters from South-Africa, after having worked in the past with the band Amampondo.

A true co-work from soul-dub-brother Gabriel Le Mar, fusing tech house and dub influences with the local style of south african music like Kwaito, Maskanda and traditional Zulu music into modern club sound. Read review in CHAIN D.L.K.



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Juno Reactor - Guardian Angel
Techno / Trance

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Guardian Angel

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Guardian Angel
2 Razorback

 

 

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Juno Reactor - Beyond The Infinite
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JUNO REACTOR  -  Beyond The Infinite

 Track Listing (30 Second samples)

1 Guardian angel
2 Magnetic
3 Ice cube
4 Feel the universe
5 Samurai
6 Silver
7 Rotorblade
8 Mars

 

 
Juno Reactor - Bible of Dreams
Techno / Trance

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Bible of Dreams (BR042CD)

The 1997 release of Bible of Dreams marked Juno Reactor's fourth album. Relatively different from the previous three albums, Bible of Dreams marked a dynamic transformation away from the typical dance-techno formula that continues to dominate the genre. It moved away from being a musical journey to a focused powerful electronic sound scape with more punch and drive. With the single "Conga Fury", Watkins introduced Amampondo, Nelson Mandela's favorite traditional South African percussion act, to the world of Juno Reactor. Later that year, Watkins took Amampondo on a five week tour of the U.S. with him opening for Moby. The performances proved a crowd pleaser, and Juno Reactor kept Amampondo as a full time tour collaborator.

 

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Juno Reactor - Conga Fury
Techno / Trance

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Conga Fury

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Conga Fury
2 Magnetic (remixed by Robert Leiner)
3 Feel the Universe (remixed by Koxbox)

 

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Juno Reactor - God Is God
Techno / Trance

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God Is God

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1
God Is God [Rock of Sion Mix]
2
Biot Messiah
3 God Is God [Revelation Mix]
4
God Is God [CJ Bolland Mix]

 

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Juno Reactor - Gods & Monsters
Techno / Trance


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Gods & Monsters

A brand new age of music arrives as composer Ben Watkins takes us into uncharted territories of sonic awareness. This is the seventh awakening of Juno Reactor, which has transformed its sound through film music. From The Matrix films, Reloaded and Revolutions, to his work in the Japanese films Brave Story and Dimension Bomb, which premieres at The Kennedy Centre in Washington in February, Watkins fascination with Japanese animation makes it way in Gods and Monsters with the excellent cover painted by Koji Morimoto. It’s inside Morimoto’s characters that Juno’s music currently lives, the mystery of the unknown. WARNING: DO NOT DRIVE WITH THIS MUSC ON! When the road disappears it’s dangerous.

 

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Juno Reactor - Pistolero (red Album)
Electronica

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CD single - JUNO REACTOR

PISTOLERO (BR084 TARANTINO RADIO EDIT) 

  1. Pistolero Tarantino Radio Edit
    BEN WATKINS/STEVE STEVENS MUTE SONG/SITTING PRETTY MUSIC INC
  2. Pistolero Headrillaz"Sandinista' Remix
    BEN WATKINS/STEVE STEVENS MUTE SONG/SITTING PRETTY MUSIC INC
  3. Pistolero Man With No Name Remix
    BEN WATKINS/STEVE STEVENS MUTE SONG/SITTING PRETTY MUSIC INC

 
Juno Reactor - Shango
Techno / Trance

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SHANGO (ELM8033)

First released by Electric Melt on the 10th September 2000 Shango features a number of MELT artists like Mabi Thobejane, Deepak Ram, Boris Salchack, Busi Mhlongo and the 3 members  Amampondo Mandla Lande, Simpiwe Matole and Michael Ludonga.

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Kalahari Surfers & Greg Hunter - Turntabla
Ambient

titleINTRODUCTION

In 1998 Robert Trunz had the notion that an album by a group from Cape Town called TransSky(Brendan Jury & Warrick Sony) produced by Greg Hunter would be a good thing. He set about making it happen first getting Greg to Cape Town and booking a couple of weeks time with what was then Shifty Studios. Getting to know and work with Greg through this period was a great education and a privilege for me. I learned a lot about the world of synthesized ORB style sound and frozen ants. This was the first of three work periods with Greg which spanned three years. It was, however, the period where we all did the preliminary recordings which would form the texture of the whole album. Everything was recorded and assembled onto 24-track ADAT system using an old Protools system to edit and loop. All sounds were originated by our performances and those of the special sessions which we hosted at the studio. Brendan had left Cape Town and the project by the time of Greg's second and third visits which saw the pieces morphing into huge sound epics with sampled and performed merging together processed and squeezed into the ether. Strings and things were developed and added at Milestone. Speakers were blown. Greg left with a box of mixes and we resolved to do a track each separately and release it all as a band called PLINC the album Turntabla. Greg was never entirely happy with many of the tracks and the distance and interest made the project difficult to complete for him, other things croppedup and life overtook us all. Robert approached me towards the end of 2007 and asked if I would revisit it as a Kalahari Surfer and finish it off, which I did. Many of the original pieces had chunks of samples that we could never hope to clear without great expense so I had to strip things out rework, replay and remix. These were sent to Greg who sprang some new mixes into the timeline and gave constructive spiritual guidance. This then is the final putting to bed Turntabla with the last track being a homage to the great intelligence which guides us all. Om purnam ada punam idam
Thanks to Robert Trunz for a decade of patience.


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Koxbox - Life Is
Techno / Trance


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Life Is

 

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Life is.... (Master Mix)
2 Life Is A Gas (X-Dream Remix)
3 Stay Psyc

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Koxbox - Stratosfear
Techno / Trance


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Stratosfear

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Stratosfear
2 Fuel On
3 Stratosfearless





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Koxbox - Too Pure
Techno / Trance


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Too Pure

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Too Pure
2 Too Pure (TIP Remix)
3 Too Pure (Genetic Rremix)



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Mario Cee - Earth with II Suns
Vocal Male / Female

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Earth with II Suns

DJ and producer Mario Cee's first solo album contains some strong dance floor tracks like "Negativity" which headed the KISS FM charts when the album was released.

House tracks with World Music flavour!

 

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Montauk P - If I
Techno / Trance


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If I

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

01 If I (Goodgroove Remix)

02 If I (Montauk P Warrior-Mix)
03 If I (Original Version)

 

 

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Moses Taiwa Molelekwa - Wa Mpona
Jazz - Africa

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WA MPONA (BWSA2281)

Followers of jazz and world music in South Africa were stunned by the news that Moses Taiwa Molelekwa had been found dead in his Johannesburg offices. Aged just 29, Molelekwa had already carved out for himself a place in the country's musical pantheon as a uniquely gifted keyboard man and composer who had started to blossom from his jazz roots to a richer and more eclectic style which drew on the music of Cameroon, Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba and London's clubland.

 

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Music With No Name Vol 1
Jazz - Brazil


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Music With No Name Volume 1

- the first ever World Music remix project was released in 1995 allowing CLUB- and dance floor access for a new and largely unknow music genre! - Melt 2000 presents a number of mainly South African artist with a Madala Kunene remix by Smith & Mighty that became a smash it when first played out by YFM DJ Rudeboy Paul.

 

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Music With No Name Vol 2
Jazz - Africa


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Music With No Name Volume 2

We are approaching the year 2000 - five years after the first sensational offering of Music With No Name Vol.1 - a unique remix project involving World Music artists mainly out of South Africa.

Volume 2 we present herewith is more jazz orientated - again with a fine bunch of remixers at work - enjoy!

 

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Music With No Name Vol.4
Remix

Global Africa - Genres are so yesterday!

album remixed by:  Monde Mkhizwana

(check Monde's blog)

The forth element of Melt2000 is an album that has combined internationally known powerful mystical voices and instrument players who are South African based musicians such as Busi Mhlongo, Madosini, Mabi Thobejane, Thabang Tabane and guitarist Madala Kunene while fusing them with a younger generation of singers such as Kwani Experience band members bass guitarist Lesiba Magongwa, lyricist Kwelagobe Sekele and vocalist Bafana Nhlapho.

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Pops Mohamed & Sie Medway Smith
Electronica

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Pops Mohamed & Sie Medway-Smith

Pioneered and created just after Pops recorded his legendary album HOW FAR WE HAVE COME. Sie Medway-Smith assisted and engineered at MILO studios in London and all the Bushmen songs and the many traditional instruments Pops brought along inspired him to convince Pops to create this masterpiece of ambient ethnic African & UK breakbeats. The album remained unreleased for over a decade and is now available for digital download only. I'm very happy to see this beautiful piece of early ethnic electronica finding its way onto your MP3 players and straight into your brains.
Thank you Sie and Pops for being so patient - god bless Africa and our Bushmen family in the Kalahari who are the inspiration for a lot of the beautiful music that has come from this label.


Robert Trunz

 

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Pops Mohamed meets London Sound Collective
Jazz - Africa

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Pops Mohamed meets London Sound Collective (ELM8004)

Drum n' bass with ethno sounds

Pops Mohamed is South Africa's unofficial Minister for Music and is renowned for his dedication to protect and preserve the indigenous tribal music from his homeland. Interestingly however he is simultaneously at the helm of the current world music movement experimenting with global sounds - fusing tradition with modern technology.
This collaboration with the cutting edge underground drum'n'bass outfit, The London Sound Collective demonstrates the innovative and versatile vision that is Pops' trademark. This vinyl is an explosive fusion of East London urban sounds with indigenous instrumentals, guaranteed to fully possess the senses. Marking a new style of drum'n'bass, the essence of South African music has been brought to the global dancefloor.


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Shana - Shende Lami
Kwaito

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Shende Lami

 

 

 

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1
Shende Lami
2 Saafu
3 Benikuphi.
4 Wena Kuphela
5 Saafa (Gauteng Remix)
6 Shende Lami Dub

 

 
Shana - Ungenwe Yini
Kwaito


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Ungenwe Yini

(Simply Hot And Naturally African) Three young and highly talented vocalists from KwaZulu Natal with fine stage appearance have conquered the hearts of radio DJ’s and music compilers across the country. Shana was discovered by Busi Mhlongo, while performing at the Bat Centre, Durban.

 

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Smadj - Equilibriste
Jazz - Europe

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Equilibriste

Smad met and impressed Robert Trunz, owner of MELT2000, with this exotic musical melange. Robert signed him and they released 'Equilibriste'(BW2126), which features Stephano Di Battista, Laurent Robin, F. Thullier, Malik, C. Atef, R Amblard and of course, Sofi Hellborg. Meaning tight rope walker in French, this title reflects his musical interests and attempt to balance the equally powerful sounds of world jazz with jungle. Of this album,he says, "It's a really fine mix between acoustic and electronic. " In fact, he claims that many people couldn't tell the difference. Not only that but the sounds stretch the boundaries of world music to its full extent, bridging many boundaries and echoing the cultural diversity that he has experienced in his life. He performed thirty gigs in 99 in England and France to promote this album.

 

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Smadj - New Deal
Jazz - Europe

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New Deal

'New Deal'(ELM8027) is his impossibly brilliant second album. Reaching No.4 in the European World Music Charts, 'New Deal' features an Indian violinist playing over a hard Moroccan gnawa rhythm with sirens recorded on the streets of New York. He blends soul-jazz into the Arabic world with a fusion of vocals from Togo in West Africa whilst representing other countries such as Mali, Algeria, India, Turkey, France, Togo, USA, Afghanistan, Italy, Sweden and Cameroon. Both releases feature his Jazz and North African oud playing, exquisitely encircling the breakbeats and electronic music of the contemporary dance culture. Whilst a lot of today’s drum’n’bass is musicians playing on top of DJ’s, Smadj is unique in the fact that he creates the entire sound, the basslines and the acoustic analogue music that enlivens the driving force of the sonic beats. Defining his sound as a breakthrough of electronic jazz and oriental- a move towards jazz/funk in Paris- he says, " I think it's really new. Not a lot of people do Jungle stuff, mixed with Jazz - live with a drummer."
A veritable global mixer, Smadj's acoustic expertise on guitar and oud alongside his professional talents as a programmer make him the perfect person to relate jazz to the rhythmic energy of drum’n’bass. His unique approach to music has been appreciated throughout Europe, as Smadj continues to play at live gigs with Sofi and other musician friends.

 

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Square Window - Don't Walk Just Wander
Vocal Male / Female

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Don't Walk Just Wander (ELM8007)

CD single from Square Window featuring a radio edit plus Tormention and PVC remixes

 

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1.
RADIO EDIT
2. TORMENTION REMIX - G.MORETTI
3. PVC REMIX - J.COLUCCI & SWEET PEACH 

 
Sunkings - Soul Sleeping
Techno / Trance


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Soul Sleeping

 

 

 

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1
Tongues Of Fungus
2 Flesh Canvas
3 Isle Of The Departed
4 Tang
5 Eden Reprised
6 Polyglot Man
7 Diving Inferno
8 Talisman

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Suspects - Wash'uMkhukhu
Kwaito

 

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Wash'uMkhukhu

 

 

 Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 Wash'uMkhukhu (11 o'clock MiX)
2 Sthandwa Sam
3 Ku Yo Ba Njane
4 Washa (X miX)
5 Sthandwa Sam' (Instrumental)
6 Wash'uMkhukhu (Laduduma)

 

 
Total Eclipse - Access Denied
Electronica

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Access Denied

Total Eclipse Access Denied Album is more dubby, funky and jazzy music - a healthy addition for the trance scene. if your into dancefloor stompers it might not get you off you but, but if your into expanding your horizons this cd has some excellent funk, and excellent melodies.


 

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X-Dream - The Frog
Techno / Trance


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The Frog

Track Listing (30 Second Samples)

1 The Frog
2 The Frog (Morphrm Remix)
3 No Guilt Trips



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