August 16, 2012

Mama Dance turns 50 and Remixes her Mother in celebration

To celebrate their 50th South African production music release, Mama Dance has remixed their best performing tracks of the past 12 years. Remix yo Mama – She’s fresher than ever! is now available from their online music search site for Advertising, Film and TV usage.

“ We are very proud to have built up the largest catalogue of South African production music over the past 12 years” says Craig McGahey, founder of Mama Dance ! Music library “ and to celebrate our 50th album we picked the most popular tracks by top composers Ben Amato and Ryan Grogan and tasked top Electro producer Wim Kock to re invent them. The result has been a truly inspirational album of fresh Electro, Afro, French and Tech House, Trip hop and Down Tempo mixes of Cape Jazz, Kwela and African traditional production music classics. Wim has done remixes for big names like the Chemical brothers, so we knew he was the right man for the job”

Take a listen here:

Another brand new Mama Dance album by Wim Kock is EUPHORIC ANTHEMS – ELECTRO CROWD PLEASERS, which is a high energy uplifting compilation of big main floor electro house perfect for Sports shows and advertising as well as edgy magazine and youth programming – click here to check it out.

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March 30, 2012

Kwaito to Kiddies to Kwela – Fresh African Production Music releases

Mama Dance is forging ahead as South Africa’s leading production music producer with the release of fresh edgy new Kwaito, Classic Kwela, Organic African, Energetic African Sports and Playful children’s albums.

South African editors, agency creative’s, final mix engineers, TV and film producers have an insatiable appetite for quality fresh home grown production music and Mama Dance is most certainly filling their ears with it.

The company now supplies over 1600 tracks on 46 albums from over 30 South African composers, producers and musicians. All are immediately available from the super fast music search website . If choosing music online is not your thing, the Mama Dance team offers FREE MUSIC SEARCHES so you don’t have to!

Latest Mama Dance releases include:

ORGANIC AFRO MUSIQUE – Pan African Melting Pot
Fresh, wholesome and positive sounds from the continent – From Swinging Afro Pop to Reggae, Afro Cuban and Rumba through to Sweet ballads, DRC born Mapumba Cilombo’s compositions are totally unique yet filled with a deep traditional African musicality complete with grooves that move! This one comes straight from the heart.

LARGE ! HOUSE – Kasi flava
These ARE the House beats blasting from Durban to Soweto in 2012!
Sourced from various top SA producers and superbly mixed by top DJ Leo Large, this is the freshest collection of production ready urban Dance available. Think DJ Cleo, Tira and Oskido vibes.
Perfect for Aspirational, Youth and Fashion advertising and programming.

SPORTS POWER – Africa Scores
A Powerful and Energetic collection of Punchy beats, Winning grooves, Victorious percussion, Electro Vuvuzelas and Intense African vocals.
Great breaks and builds for ALL Sports in Africa (Ok maybe not bowls!!)

KWELA – Penny whistle Jive vol 1
Kwela is the happy Marabi influenced jazzy street music from the 1950’s that made South African music world famous. Infectious skiffle-like beats, Vocals ala Miriam Makeba, Penny whistles, Classic Sax, Trumpets and Double Bass – all production ready with underscores and commercial length cut downs.

TWANA TOONS – Playtime, Bedtime … Kiddies Time.
From the coy to the exuberant, the quizzical to the triumphant; from playful grooves and rambunctious riffs to sweet, soothing lullabies, “Twana Toons” is a scintillatingly fresh cross-over of production-ready African children’s music.


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March 14, 2012

Free music searches for South African media professionals

To celebrate the recent addition of 5 fresh new international production music libraries, Mama Dance is offering free music searches to all South African TV and Film producers, final sound mix engineers, editors and Ad agencies.

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Mama Dance has recently expanded its production music offering by licensing the exciting and extensive Atomica, Decibel Collective, Catapult, Supatunes and Hi Fi catalogues for all African territories.

These international libraries are in addition to the 46 album Mama Dance! Music Library which is the largest collection of South African production music with genres as diverse as boeremusiek, kwela and kwaito, melodic rock and African cinematic scores.

“Our production music offering has grown 1000% in the past year and to celebrate this we are offering our clients free music searches. They just need to send us a music brief or an example of the types of music they often require. Within a few hours we will send them a link to an iTunes like playlist with suggested tracks that they can audition or download. The tracks are all hosted on our new website so no more attached MP3’s via email.

Our new online music search system is very fast and very simple to use – our clients are loving it as they can immediately forward the playlists to their clients for final approvals and signoffs. We’re currently getting over 4000 streams a month on the new website” says Mama Dance CEO Craig McGahey

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February 16, 2012

Mama Dance music catalogue doubles with signing US label Atomica

After the huge success of recent signing Supatunes , Mama Dance Music for Africa has picked up Atomica, another leading US production music label.

“When we heard the quality and variety of music on Atomicas catalogue, we were determined to license the library for the African territory. It is the perfect complement to the African flavours on the Mama Dance library and to the edgy nature of Supatunes material.” says Mama Dance CEO Craig McGahey “After much negotiation we are proud to announce that South African producers, directors, editors and final mix engineers can now access over 7000 Atomica tracks directly from”

As the name implies, Atomica is a powerful and simple music library for commercial, entertainment, broadcast and corporate production.

It has more than 196 albums of quintessential underscores and dramatic themes that offer variety and depth. It is incorporated in the fast and efficient Mama Dance Music for Africa website that provides simple access to music with straightforward licensing directly or through NORM.

In line with the Mama Dance philosophy, Atomica delivers a refreshing alternative to the mammoth libraries and fly-by-night media aggregators. Their passion is powerful music. Their distinction is simplicity. Their mission is to keep you competitive.

To hear a powerful and simple solution to your audio needs, check out and listen to any of the original themes from Mama Dance, Supatunes and Atomica.

Anyone can listen and search but if you wish to download; it’s simple with a quick registration process.

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December 6, 2011

Mama Dance signs edgy US urban label Supatunes

Mama Dance ! Music for Africa is now exclusively representing the edgy US production music label Supatunes in South Africa.

U.S. based SupaTunes is a premium urban and production music catalog offering a curated experience with 3000 hand picked tracks from 300 of the best independent artists worldwide. Committed to rigorous quality control, every song in SupaTunes catalog is selected by President Mark Guglielmo, an award-winning record producer, whose credits include Eminem, Black Eyed Peas, KRS-One, and Cut Chemist. With thousands of placements to date and clients that include NBC, Fox, MTV, ESPN, BET, and Bravo, SupaTunes is the soundtrack to some of the biggest shows on television including Americas Next Top Model, Jersey Shore, Pimp My Ride, The Real World, Wimbledon, and The US Open.

An example of one of SupaTunes finest urban producers is Jerrin Howard. He produces polished, rugged, and cinematic Hip-Hop, R&B and Pop tracks. A 21 year old phenom from Texas, Jerrin just produced and co-wrote the first single off Wale’s new album Ambition (Maybach Music/Warner Brothers) entitled “Lotus Flower Bomb” featuring Miguel, currently #5 on the US Hip-Hop/R&B Charts and #59 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Drawing on a wide range of influences from classical to blues, pop to jazz, Jerrin grew up playing drums in the Silver Springs, Maryland church where his father was the pastor.

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