Melleefresh / Press & Media

Press & Media / EDM & House Music vocalist/producer who has collab'd with deadmau5, Hoxton Whores, Calvertron, Gettoblasters, Alixander III, Spekr Freks & Boy Pussy, among others.

Press & Media


Melleefresh has accumulated some impressive press and reviews over the years. Below is a selection...

Record World Magazine republishes the Cashbox Canada article below.

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Melleefresh is definitely that - Fresh. She is like a cool breeze on a sultry day or a patch of blue in a dark sky. Her energy is palpable. Talking to Melleefresh is like talking to a 25 year old artist with 30 years of music business experience. 

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Canadian electronic music scene queen Melleefresh toasts her landmark and visionary 25-year tenure helming Play Records — and even longer as a veritable artistic force to be reckoned with in her own right.

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Rarely do you come across a globally heralded, multi-award winning female veteran of the music industry who continues to be a ground-breaking, ceiling-shattering revolutionary in all she does for three decades, and counting. But such is the case for Canadian electronic music scene queen Melleefresh as she toasts her landmark and visionary 25-year tenure helming Play Records — and even longer as a veritable artistic force to be reckoned with in her own right.

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When it comes to the Canadian electronic music scene, there are indisputable legends among us. One just so happens to be the inimitable and iconic Melleefresh and her newest album release, Invincible — available now!

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Canadian Beats has a quick interview with Mellee regarding her new album Invincible.

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Dance queen Melleefresh returns to reclaim her throne with the new album Invincible — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The newly minted LP is teeming start to finish with tracks that gravitate to the space between dance pop and classic house — a space the acclaimed Toronto diva has owned since stepping on to the scene in the early ‘90s.

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We caught up with Melleefresh as well as her collaborators on the brand new anthem “Mamita” out now on Play Records. The artists go in depth discussing how the track came to life, and Melleefresh provides perspective on the journey of her career so far!

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Giving a gratified tip of the cap to one of the grandfathers of Disco, Mamita is a main-room slammer that fosters dreams of those summer afternoons on the dancefloor with the cocktails flowing and the sun licking our faces.

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Ventiquattro anni fa, quando fondo la Gay Records, dedicata alla musica piu kitsch in circolazione, Melleefresh non avrebbe mai pensato di finire nel mondo dell'electronic music business, soprattutto mentre era impegnata a comporre musica lounge, e quando apri la parentesi dance con la Play Records, non fu piu capace di chiuderla. Cosi arrivo a lavorare con Calvertron, Hoxton Whores, MC Flipside, Keoki Jay Frog e tantissimi altri.

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The track brings a lot of old school house vibes, the ones that some of us (me, me) are missing. That smooth groove and those ambiental synths and stabs... Definitely not a track to miss for any house lover out there.

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Whether it's as the recording artist Melleefresh or as a record company owner who helped to globally establish EDM superstar Deadmau5, all Melleny Melody wants to do is play. Her dance-oriented label Play Records is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, generating enough revenue over the years through more than 1000 released tracks ot substantially bankroll London, U.K.-based Play Deep Studios.

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The U.K. studio scene has a relatively new player in the game, as the buzz surrounding Play Deep continues to grow. Established a little over a year ago, Play Deep "Mark II," as co-owner and president Zach "Spydabrown" Brown-Smith calls it, is a three-storey, three-room state-of-the-art recording studio located in the posh King's Cross neighbourhood in London.

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Toronto’s Melleefresh just dropped a brand new album Secrets with Alixander “Dirty 30” III from Azari & III fame on Play Records and we’re celebrating with this exclusive mix!

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Melleefresh gets a mention in this article about one of her earliest performances, as the groupie Dementia in 1983's Rock 'N Rule.

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In a way, Melleefresh is one of the pivotal figures in North American dance music. After all, the producer uncovered deadmau5, an artist who - like it or not - has dominated clubs, stages and arenas across the continent for the past five years. A close collaborator, Melleefresh has stuck to her underground roots.

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DJs are already larger than life behind their turntables (and they can whip a crowd in a veritable frenzy) but casting DJs as superheroes on the pages of a graphic novel is a fresh approach.

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Melleny Melody has the voice of a Care Bear, the stage presence of a star and the business know-how it takes to run one of Canada's premier electronic and dance labels. Melody is the multi-talented performer, songwreiter and founder of Play Records who is perhaps most identifiable as the person who discovered world-renowned DJ-producer deadmau5.

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A short Q&A with Melleefresh talking about her dirty mix of filthy, trashed-out and downright sexy electro house.

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A Q&A with Melleefresh conducted by DMC World Magazine at the end of 2008.

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Upon first glance, this album looks like it would be the project of some experimental Japanese pop outfit, however Melleny Melody is a Torontonian notorious for her lounge queen persona, cartoon character voice work, and her fantastically decorated pink Cabriolet...

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