|Full Name Melleny Brown|
Name Melleny Brown
Spouse Clive A. Smith
|Years active 1978 – present|
|Born May 12, 1969 (age 46) (1969-05-12) Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Other names Melleny MelodyMelleefresh
Occupation Singer, songwriter, artist, music producer, video producer, voice actress
Awards Juno Award (nominated 2008)
Albums At Play, Attention Whore Remixes, Peek-a-Boo
Movies and TV shows The Care Bears, The Care Bears Movie, Care Bears Movie II: A New Gen, Stickin\' Around, Strawberry Shortcake Meets the
Melleny Melody (born May 12, 1969) also known as Melleny Brown and Melleefresh, is a Canadian actress, voice actress, singer, music producer, video producer and artist.
- Melleny melody
- Melleny Melody Love Shower
- As Melleny Melody and Melleefresh
- Compilations and Collaborative Albums
- Music videos
Melleny Melody- Love Shower
Melleny Brown was born in Toronto, Ontario. 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 Star Wars: Ewoks. She also appeared in Nelvana's first feature film, Rock & Rule, in 1983.
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 label Play Records, which produces and releases electronic dance music. In 2008, Melleefresh was nominated for a Juno Award for her collaboration with deadmau5, entitled "Afterhours".
Melleny Melody has also developed several film and video production projects with her husband Clive A. Smith under the banner Musta Costa Fortune, including music videos for Play Records' artists.
As Melleny Melody and Melleefresh
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. She also became a much sought after baker of “art cakes”.
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.
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.
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". In 2008, they were nominated for a Juno Award for their single "Afterhours" in the Dance Recording of the Year category.
In 2010, she began working closely with Southern California producers, SpekrFreks. Additionally, she branched out into mixing dance music albums.
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.
Compilations and Collaborative Albums
As Melleny Brown
All credits to Melleny Brown, except where otherwise stated.
Hey Baby - Original Mix2011