Carmelo Cianflone, otherwise known as Melo Makes Music, is an independent artist from the Southside of Chicago. Raised by a single mother, Melo was exposed to a variety of music at a young age resulting in his love and pursuit of the art. Melo has since pioneered a sound that maintains his purity as an artist and challenges the notion that succumbing to commercialism instigates success. Melo heavily focuses on producing strong instrumentals by incorporating instruments such as the violin and cello in his work, adding a classical twist to his otherwise grunge Hip-Hop and R&B style. As an artist of many crafts, Melo also enjoys creating artistic visuals including short films, teasers and photos that illustrate the depth of his work. Through his music and related content, Melo aims to bridge cultural and artistic gaps. As a brand, Melo Makes Music embodies the notion that as an artist, one should not constrict themselves to concrete definitions or limitations. As of 2017, Melo has collaborated with local artists such as Ravyn Lenae, Taylor Bennett and producer, Martin $ky, amongst others.
Photographer: Bianca Garcia