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El Mukuka inks artist deal with global heavyweight Ultra Records

Feature Lifestyle El Mukuka inks artist deal with global heavyweight Ultra Records

Popular Greek-Zambian house music DJ and Producer El Mukuka has signed an artist deal with Ultra Records, one of the world’s largest dance music labels.  Ultra Records is headquartered in New York City and home to household names such as Kygo, Steve Aoki, Black Coffee and Benny Benassi. The 28 year old DJ first appeared on the Zambian scene as a teenage rapper and producer in 2008 on the popular TV show “Smooth Talk” hosted by Innocent Kalaluka before switching to house music exclusively in 2013 with his debut release “Heart” that won him a ZNBC Born n’ Bred Music Video Award and country-wide recognition. After travelling to Boston to pursue his music education at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Mukuka returned to Zambia and in 2016 released his first international hit entitled “Bottle of Loneliness” that charted in several countries around the world including: Spain, Argentina, Russia, Estonia and Zambia.

El Mukuka holds an impressive discography with high-level collaborations and releases on top labels around the world. His rigorous touring life has seen him perform all across the African continent playing at clubs, festivals and private parties including a keynote performance in 2020 at the largest dance music festival on the continent, Ultra Music Festival South Africa. El Mukuka’s appreciation and love for his two diverse cultures has not only enriched his identity but also inspired him as an artist. The rising African star has been a true pioneer in the Zambian music industry and is best known for fusing Kalindula music with Western deep house & pop. With his international career quickly taking off, Mukuka is set to pave the way for Zambian musicians to penetrate the international music market and to raise the Zambian flag around the world.

6 COMMENTS

  1. when you combine education and music then you go places! not these local artists who drop out of school with hope to get into music and expect to become big! Music is business, you have have to invest into it and constantly update yourself with the latest technology!

  2. Is he based in Zambia or is he diasporan. Anyway through my experience having visited Greece I would advise him to stay strong because their women ni mbama. Fisuma bane

  3. @Pitt education is not exclusively obtained at school. The first Third World Superstar and undoubtedly one of the greatest musicians of all time Bob Marley once said that if he had stayed in school, he would have ended up an educated f.ool.
    Local artistes like Paul Ngozi were not exceptionally educated from school but the streets and the ghetto gave them a sharp mind and enough vocal eloquence to enable them conduct an outstanding social commentary.

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