ctemf blog // 31.01.2014

Artist Announcement



Born in the northern parts of South Africa’s east coast, Culolethu Zulu, also known as “Culoe De Song”, hasn’t looked back after putting passion in the forefront of his life.

He’s been living music ever since his talent, as a DJ & Producer was acknowledged not too long ago.

Culoe’s serious music career began in early 2007 where he produced a piece that made him a feature in Black Coffee’s second offering, “Have Another One”. The track was named “100 Zulu Warriors” & carries a fundamental importance for Culoe De Song as he regards it as ‘his beginning’ in the circle of music in South Africa.

“Sometimes tracks appear from somewhere you would never expect.”

“Sometimes tracks appear from somewhere you would never expect. With a little help from our friends at the Red Bull Music Academy this great demo from this young producer from Durban was handed over to us. We heard a lot of great productions from South Africa during the last years but this one was so special for us that we immediately had to sign it. Epic African House with a strange touch we never heard before.”

This one was so special for us that we immediately had to sign it”

Come the year 2008, he produced a number of projects that gained him international recognition and performed alongside international acts such as Rocco, Manoo, Black Coffee, Vinny Da Vinci... This was after his performance as DJ was noted by the likes of DJ Christos, one of South Africa’s pioneers in the dance music scene.

He then joins Soulistic Music, a label founded by Black Coffee and till this moment it’s been a great adventure for Culoe De Song as a member of this family. Tracks such as “Dwellers of the Jungle”, “Inspiration”, “100 Zulu Warriors (Remix)” made compilation releases in South Africa.

Culoe De Song is highly involved with the Red Bull Music Academy after being selected to be one of the worldwide participants to attend the Academy in Barcelona, Spain in 2008. During that time Culoe De Song performed in places such as Club Macarena & Fellini in Barcelona.

“Highly involved with the Red Bull Music”

In the current year 2009, Culoe De Song signed under Germany’s Innervisions, a family of acts such as Dixon, Ame, Henrik Schwarz… releasing tracks such as “The Bright Forest”, “Super Afro” & “African Subway”. Also, he is now working on a number of projects as part of his emerging international introduction, including the Reggie Dokes “ Let Me Go” EP released on Boddhi Satva’s Offering Recordings, Belgium.

Culoe De Song is working towards making a number of world appearances & portraying the best image of what lies in the inside his heart. He is also due to perform in the 2009 Sonar Festival taking place in Barcelona, Spain…

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