The One to Watch: Cuebur [Soul Candi]
A name that is common to all house heads, Cuebur needs no introduction. Based at Soul Candi Records this Dj, real name Nicholas Mboweni is one of South Africa’s most eminent producers. A man of many talents, including being an IT guru, fancy that. Cuebur started out as many do on the path to stardom; with a dream in his head and a beat in his heart.
Cuebur realised at a young age that his love for music was not just a hobby or something he watched his friend, now also a fellow stable mate at Soul Candi Records; Andy Boi did. Armed with the spirit of determination he enrolled at the Soul Candi Institute of Music and became a diligent student. You know the saying that goes “…Luck is simply a marriage of when preparation meets opportunity.” Thus it came to pass that Soul Candi asked for submissions of music, anyone who was ready. And he was ready. After being signed to Soul Candi, still a student but now an artist Cuebur’s vision truly started expanding. Till the point where today he is known as a prolific producer who specializes in making house and hip hop creations.
The distinctive sound of a Cuebur creation is a deep soulful creation that is usually complemented by catchy lyrics, think No Doubt, Don’t Let Him Get Away and that infectious tune Lost For Words. He isn’t mainstream; he is more like the brains behind the scenes, tweaking the cords of the music industry. His genius has provided a different type of music for the South African musical landscape and the world at large. On why, he isn’t as big as he should be, considering that he works in close collaboration with anyone who is anyone in house music is a mystery; He himself says that he prefers to be in the background. Good for us the consumers I say, we have a lot of commercial music we are happy to hear once, twice or for three months maximum and then we are sick of that song. Cuebur’s music is ageless and timeless, thus it is for house headz only.
With mentors such as Revolution, Cuebur embarked on his solo debut project “Awakened Spirit”, which was a very deep and mellow album. His latest and second project “For Headz Only’ is a musical offering that is a testament to his international appeal as a Dj. The hit track “No Doubt” is on that album as well. He has worked with the entire house music industry.
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Cuebur’s Collaborations and Partners in Crime
Busie, Demor, Bricks, Revolution, Grammy nominee Vikter Duplaix, Marissa Guzman, Bignuz, DJ Clock, Charles Webster, DJ Mphoza, Heavy K Drumboss, Andyboi, Kid Fonque, Okamalumkoolkat, Reloaded Keys, Jaso, DJ Mbusi, Thabz Underground, Naak Musiq, V.Underground, Phumulani Coka, Rep, Psyfo, Belto Sladen, Mac G, Jonny Miler, Royal K, J’Something “Micasa”, Tumelo Ruele, Digital Kaos, Mash O, Thandi Draai, DJ Xola, Micasa, Gregor Salto, DJ Fresh, DJ Warras, Black motion, Panache Boyz, Master M, Twins On Decks, Ms Cosmo, Thulz, DJ Franky, DJ Claude, Tokzen, Dino Bravo, DJ Game, DJ Shimza, Euphonik, Vinny Da Vinci, Da Capo, Hypnosis, Ganyani, King P, Bobstar, Kenlow, Mo Flava, Bhekzin Terris, Infinite Boys, Nathan X, Phat Jack, DJ Zinhle, Mind Games, Mark Stent, Ami Lectrix, DJ Whisky, Boddhi Satva, Ankle Tap, Black Motion and Professor and that’s just to mention a few.
And so now we have “For House Headz Only”, an album the whole world has been breathing long for, and it is not a disappointment. You can buy it on ITunes or TraxSource as well. Hold onto your heads, and bring out your Monster Headphones, because the best is already here.
Track Listing: For House Headz Only
1. CUEBUR FT THANDI DRAAI – My Baby
2. MASH O FT THEMBI KHUMALO – What You Believe In (Cuebur Mix)
3. CUEBUR FT VIKTER DUPLAIX – I See You
4. CUEBUR FT THANDI DRAAI – Lost For Words
5. CUEBUR FT MS SEDDY – Everything Will Be Okay
6. CUEBUR FT CHARLENE – Don’t Let Him Get Away
7. CUEBUR FT POETIC LOVE CHILD – Zvinoita Chete
8. CUEBUR FT MARISSA GUZMAN – No Doubt
9. CUEBUR & DJ SHIMZA – Asamoya
10. UPZ FT STEPHANIE COOKE – Happy Days (Cuebur Remix)
11. DJ SHIMZA FT BK – Miracles (Cuebur Remix)
12. CHARLES WEBSTER FT DIVINITI – Lonely (Cuebur Spirit Remix).
To connect with Cuebur today
Soul Candi Official Site: http://www.soulcandi.co.za/