Melle Brown’s Top 5

Rising DJ and producer Melle Brown shares her 5 Music Producers You Should Know About. Melle’s inner circle is ever-growing, from residing on Reprezent Radio DJing regularly at Night Tales and Defected Records to being championed heavily by music pioneer Annie Mac, not to mention her latest release ‘Feel About You’. Melle’s music has been picked up heavily by the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, and BBC 1xtra.

Gina Jeanz
“A true gem in the deep house scene, Cape Town’s Gina Jeanz is one to watch. Her music is vibrant and exciting, coupled with her DJ passion for deep underground house, rare cuts and effortless blends which have caught attention from the likes of Carl Craig.”

Karen Nyame KG

“Stealing summer 2021, with lead single Koko (ft. Mista Silva) from the Sensei II EP; co-signed by the likes of Juls, Afro-fusion queen KG needs to stay on your radar. Timeless sounds crafted through exquisite production, KG is a true staple amongst the explosive fusion club sound and a bad boy DJ with an exciting year ahead!”


“I just love all of K2K’s music. A tastemaker via Balamii Radio, producer and DJ layering house beats over luscious chords and vocal samples, you are likely to hear one or two tunes from K2K in my sets. Championed by the likes of Chaos In The CBD and Toy Tonics label, K2K makes the type of music that takes your mind straight to dusk on a beachside, with a cocktail in hand. My favourite track is Malibu.”

Kristy Harper

“Instagram reels led me to discover the insanely talented Kristy Harper – through her addictive club remix of Samirah Raheem’s viral speech which featured the words “my Body, my future”, one of the many statements I agree with from Samirah. Four years ago Kristy made it into an even more special message we can two-step to on the dance floor, titled ‘Slut’ – echoing the importance of women’s rights over their bodies, a battle we are still fighting to this day, turn it up loud!”

Josette Joseph
“Producer and engineer for the world-famous XL Recordings, Josette Joseph is a name you need to know. Cuts with artists such as Swindle, Ego Ella May and Lex Amor, Josette’s jazz and lo-fi production feels so close to home. Her sound is like a warm hug in the golden hour of a Sunday evening. I’m in awe of Josette’s skill, talent and dedication to all artists she works with. Check out this stunning remix of Ego Ella May’s How Long ‘Til we’re home released last year.”


Feature photo by Peter O’Sullivan @peterosullivan_