South Africa has become a premier global destination for House music, and Culoe de Song is right at the forefront with his soulful, tribal, groovy productions.
Culoe de Song, born Culolethu Zulu, got his foot in the door when DJ Christos, one of South Africa’s pioneers in the international music scene, disocvered Culoe during one of his DJ sets. From there he joined Soulistic Music, a label founded by another big South African DJ/Producer, Black Coffee. (We featured a Black Coffee tune on the September Episode of the GLOBAILE podcast - check it out!) Culoe de Song's sound blends the ethnic and cultural sounds of Africa with the deep pulsating beats of House music and a heavy dose of soul. His original productions have been featured on a ton of compilation releases in South Africa.
But Culoe de Song is expanding out of South Africa to stretch his interntaional reach. He's released some tracks on the German label Innervisions, and as of late he's been contributing to the Reggie Dokes Let Me Go EP released on Boddhi Satva’s Offering Recordings out of Belgium. And next week he'll be coming to Miami for WMC, playing at the annual South African Miami Invasion Pool Party:
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We'll be there to cover the event - so stay tuned for details!! In the meantime, check out this music video from Culoe de Song and his song Webaba.