IT goes without saying that Lulo Cafe is one of the biggest names in the South African music industry.
The ex-sales rep at Musica store in Bloemfontein’s Langehoven Park and also a former Kovsie FM DJ has since his first album, Deep House Chronicles 2, captured the ears and hearts of many South Africans through his unique sound.
During an interview with the Free State Times this week, it was clear that Lulo, despite his fame, has remained grounded and true to himself and his untainted sound.
Speaking about his new album, Soul Africa, launched last month, Lulo said he was more than happy with his latest production.
“I can safely say the year and a half we took to put the album together was worth it,” he said.
Soul Africa has since its release received massive airplay from both local and national radio stations and has been dubbed as South Africa’s “most exciting album this year”.
Some of the tracks expected to rock dance floors across the country from the 12-track album include Along the Way featuring Donald, What Do You Have in Mind? featuring Mr January, Crazy featuring Salina Campbell, Suddenly featuring Moneoa and Dlalel’apha Kum featuring Bongeziwe.
“On this album, I wanted to work with different artists that also have their own sound and fuse that with mine and I can safely say it paid out because the album represents the best of both worlds,” Lulo said.
Throughout his journey as an entertainer, Lulo, who now co-hosts the house and hip-hop show with Naked DJ every Friday night from 19:30 to 22:00 on Metro FM, has positioned himself as a DJ of note.
“The records are influenced by my love for retro music and the old elements of music,” he said.
The cherry on top of what promises to be a successful year for the popular DJ is his new clothing line: Lulo Urban Culture.
“The brand highlights the lifestyle of music,” Lulo said, adding the line will among others include accessories in due course.
“This one of the biggest projects I’ve embarked on and I’m certain that it will get support taking into account the originality of the clothing line,” he said.