Producer & multi-instrumentalist Stephe Meloy is a founding member of funky urban act Nu-Future. Their first single “I Can’t Wait” was released to critical acclaim on Warner Brothers in 2001 and garnered plays by Kiss FM’s EZ among others. They were originally managed by John Wadlow of Big Picture Management (X Manager of Seal and Heartless Crew amongst others).
Stephe has previously worked on a wide range of released material as a freelance programmer and multi-instrumentalist. His programming and playing (keyboards & guitar) can be heard on the album “The Lick” by British Rap band Definition of Sound as well as two singles taken from the same album – “What R U Under” and “Can I Get Over”, the former featuring in the Wesley Snipes movie “Sugar Hill”.
His keyboard and guitar work has graced remixes of artists including Duran Duran (“Love Voodoo”) and The Soup Dragons (“Divine Thing”). He played keyboards with singer Nicki French for the UK promotion of her worldwide hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” (including two appearances on UK chart show Top of the Pops) and performed in the globally released video promo of the same track.
Other acts Stephe has worked with include Jazz/Dance diva Juliet Roberts, British Lovers-Rock singer/songwriter Carroll Thompson, RnB Soul Diva Claudia Patrice (X Blind Date), Ugandan Gospel vocal group Limit X, British RnB act 4ManDu, Street-Soul singer Jane Eugene (X Loose Ends), Freestylers mastermind Aston Harvey, producer/singer J D Braithwaite (X Total Contrast/ Tongue N Cheek), producer John Springate (X Glitter Band/ producer “Total Eclipse Of The Heart”), producer Phil Edwards (X Paradise/ MD to East 17/ Eternal/ producer to 4ManDu), Sony Columbia signing Elaine Vassell (X Free Spirit), upcoming British singer/songwriter Paula Clarke (We Will Rock You/ Lynden David Hall/ X Dave Stewart/ C J Lewis), Maurey Richards (Ray Charles / Starlight Express / X Platters), UK Jazz/Soul songwriter & producer Michael McKenzie and singer/songwriters Jayli and Elaine Girard.
Stephe had a critically well-received single release on the UK Garage underground under his production name 451 with DJ NickleBee (“InterFunk” and “Vibin’“). 451 tracks have been well received on the Internet, notably achieving over 30,000 downloads/streams on Vitaminic.co.uk as well as number 7 in their most downloaded tracks for “InterFunk”. The tracks also reached numbers 7, 8 and 9 in the Peoplesound UK Garage top 20.
In 2003 Stephe released a bootleg version of Janet Jackson’s “Someone 2 Call My Lover” with renowned underground Garage Producer Linx aka El Prevost on DJ Lisa Unique’s label Unique Kutz. Summer 2003 saw 451’s track “Give U Love” released on an Ayia Napa themed compilation CD by the Daily Star. UK distribution was 750,000 units.
In 2005 Nu-Future released their debut album, Mantra on their own label Nuon Records.
In 2006, Stephe produced England World Cup Track, “Chant Like An English Fan” for London based band, The Laddz. He was also responsible for setting up and running their Label, Bootlace Records & securing Global Digital Distribution (with online stores including iTunes) originally with Pinnacle Distribution & more recently with AWAL. Highlights include articles in The Daily Star, Radio Play on XFM, LBC, BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Palace Radio, Pirate FM & others, plus TV play on Channel 4 News, More4News & others and Yahoo. Retail outlets include: iTunes, Napster, Tesco’s Online, Virgin Online, Woolworths & HMV Online.
After taking a self-imposed hiatus, Stephe is now back in the music fold and exercising his musical chops working on a number of remix projects including “Time” for Chase&Status, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” by Barry Manilow and Your Body by Christina Aguilera.