Melo B Jones & Driemanskap
MELO B JONES is a singer/songwriter living and creating music in the vibrant city of Johannesburg. Her music is categorized as “Boom Bap Soul” – which takes the raw elements of old school and contemporary Hip Hop and puts it together with the sultry and saccharine elements of Soul. Having performed alongside and collaborated with acts such as electro-house collective, Crazy White Boy and Cape Town based group, Ill Skillz, her body of work expands from House music, to R&B to Hip Hop. Following the release of her debut EP, “The Start”, she feels she is now ready to take an official step into the music industry. To say: this is where we begin everything.
DRIEMANSKAP is a four-member crew, made up of members El Nino, Ma-B, Redondo and Dla. They are one of the pioneers of the Spaza movement, representing Cape Town with a rhyme style that combines their mother tongue, isiXhosa, with English and Cape Flats slang. In 2006 they were commissioned to do a sound track for SABC 2, Keeping it Real. In 2012, Driemanskap featured in a global TV campaign for Reebok. They are also proud brand ambassadors for South African streetwear company, Butanwear. Driemanskap. They take pride in having shared the stage with some of world’s most prominent performers such as Simphiwe Dana, Kendrick Lamar, Ifani, Khuli Chana, Cassper Nyovest, Femi Kuti and Alicia Keys, Dead Prez and Wu Tang Clan just to mention a few.