Gettin' in the Mood:
Lele Franza (Mistery Train rec)
Special Guest: Culoe De Song
La musica di Culoe De Song è un’house quadrata graziata dal beat africano più raffinato, comune denominatore una lista infinita di produzioni europee tra le più incongrue che a fatica distinguono strumenti e culture di un continente immerso nella musica. Pedali infiniti, missaggio curatissimo tipico di chi fa gavetta tra i vinili in ogni club che ti permette di salire sul palco. Gran gusto dosato per i synth orchestrali e un uso delle parti vocali che meriterebbe un’esegesi tutta sua. Dal vivo poi è ancora più semplice innamorarsene. Due ore cariche che ti scaldano le gambe. Volumi stratosferici e ritmiche da centometrista. Diventa quindi un’esperienza unica, ascoltare questa house così ragionata, quasi scolastica, ma allo stesso tempo libera di utilizzare cambi di velocità impossibili da seguire e beat pesanti, irregolari e originali. Questo è Culoe oggi, a ventiquattro anni e tre album alle spalle.
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.
Comes 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 also achieved a great involvement 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.
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…