Melleny Brown

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Not to be confused with Melanie Brown.
Melleny Brown
Born Melleny Brown
(1969-05-12) May 12, 1969 (age 45)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Other names

Melleny Melody

Melleefresh
Occupation Singer, songwriter, artist, music producer, video producer, voice actress
Years active 1978 – present
Spouse(s) Clive A. Smith
Awards Juno Award (nominated 2008)
Website
http://www.mellenymelody.com/

Melleny Brown (born May 12, 1969 Toronto, Ontario, Canada), also known as Melleny Melody and Melleefresh, is a singer, songwriter, artist, music producer, video producer and voice actress. Originally known for her vocal work in cartoons, she played Birthday Bear, Cheer Bear and Baby Tugs in DIC Entertainment and Nelvana's animated Care Bears franchise. During the 1980s, she also starred in Inspector Gadget and the Star Wars-inspired Ewoks. She also appeared in Nelvana's first feature film, Rock & Rule, in 1983.[1]

During the 1990s, Brown legally changed her name to Melleny Melody and became active in the dance music scene, first in live performances in Toronto and then as a recording artist. Though her legal name remains Melleny Melody, she now records under the Melleefresh moniker. She is also the President of the Play Records label, which produces and releases electronic dance music.[2] In 2008, Melleefresh was nominated for a Juno Award for her collaboration with deadmau5, entitled "Afterhours". [3][4]

Melleny Melody has also developed several film and video production projects with her husband Clive A. Smith under the banner Musta Costa Fortune,[5] including music videos for Play Records' artists. [6] [7]

As Melleny Melody and Melleefresh[edit]

At home in Toronto, she first came to the attention of the pop art scene with her use of everyday items as decoration and her pink "Princessmobile", a Volkswagen adorned with everything from plastic baby dolls and trophies to boa-trimmed seat covers.[8] She also became a much sought after baker of “art cakes”.[9]

Breaking into the music industry as Melleny Melody in the 1990s, she opened the Bubbalicious Lounge in Toronto, where she would dress up in vibrant costumes and wigs to produce and host a rowdy show of ribald classics and new renditions on old themes. Using her knowledge of the dance, disco and deep house music culture, she then founded Gay Records, a label devoted solely to down ‘n’ dirty and kitschy music. She also teamed with DJ Peace Harvest to form Play Records, a North American house music label where she has been President of Play Records since 2001 when Peter Jarvis left to pursue other interests.[2]

Since 2005, she has performed under the moniker Melleefresh as a vocal artist in dance music. She has worked with a number of electronic dance music producers, including deadmau5, Billy Newton-Davis, and many other producers around the world.[10]

When working with deadmau5 as "Freshmau5", she has provided main vocals for several notable tracks, such as "Hey Baby", "Sex Slave", "Attention Whore" and "Afterhours".[11] In 2008, they were nominated for a Juno Award for their single "Afterhours" in the Dance Recording of the Year category.[3][4]

In 2010, she began working closely with Southern California producers, SpekrFreks. Additionally, she branched out into mixing dance music albums.[12]

Discography[edit]

The discography consists of singles, collaborations with various producers and Djs, and compilation albums featuring various remixes of her songs as well as compilation albums she mixed.

Singles[edit]

As Melleefresh

Compilations and Collaborative Albums[edit]

As Melleny Melody
As Melleefresh

Music videos[edit]

As Melleny Melody
As Melleefresh

Soundtrack[edit]

As Melleny Brown

  • 1983: Rock & Rule - "Hot Dogs and Sushi" (writer and singer)

Filmography[edit]

All credits to Melleny Brown, except where otherwise stated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filmography of Melleny Brown". Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  2. ^ a b "History of Play Records". Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Juno Awards 2008 - Dance Recording of the Year". Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Juno Awards of 2008". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  5. ^ "Social Game Universe - Investors". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  6. ^ "Youtube Channel for Melleefresh". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  7. ^ "Youtube Channel for Play Records". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  8. ^ Melody, Melleny (2008-01-22). "Art Car". Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  9. ^ Melody, Melleny. "Biography of Melleny Melody". Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  10. ^ "Melleefresh - Artist Page at Play Records". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  11. ^ "Discography of Melleny Melody". Retrieved 2011-01-30. 
  12. ^ "Works by Melleefresh". Retrieved 2011-02-21. 

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