“The transition from Deep to Tech House has to be smooth all the time” - Nkuly Knuckles
Formerly known as Dj Nkukza, real name Nkululeko Nkabinde , Dj Nkuly Knuckles is the Director of KnuckleProSound, an indie record label based in the Alberton, Gauteng (South Africa). Nkuly Knuckles started his music career in 2001, where he was part of Careless productions, a sound and events company based in Katlehong . Nkuly enhanced his skill through learning and gained the necessary knowledge to expand and open his own sound and entertainment company which was named “NKZ productions”, the company operated from 2003 and company was reputable as it was appointed in various parties, also became resident to Monday Stokvels which were popular at the time. This support extended to neighbouring areas such as Soweto and Kwa-Thema.
In 2006 Nkuly knuckles operated in the Vaal region where he was pursuing his studies in Engineering, he played in various events at the Vaal University Of Technology , events including Fresher’s ball and parties at the main campus and surrounding areas like Sebokeng , Evaton, steel park ,Sharpeville,3rivers and Bedworthpark.
In 2007 Nkuly Knuckles started playing at VUT FM where he developed relationships with VUT’s Dj’s . As Nkuly grew as a brand in 2007 he was appointed as a resident house music Dj at club uHuru in Randburg and he also played as a guest Dj at Diplomat hotel and the base night club in Johannesburg. Nkuly grew and earned residency at club Malasha in Randburg where he shared the stage with some of top SA djs at the time.
Nkuly has shared the stage with some of Mzansi’s top Djs such as Vinny Da Vinci, Glenzito, Zinhle, Sai & Ribatone, Dj Mono T and Soul T to name a few. Nkuly Knuckles currently hosts the Knucklesprosound Live sets, where he invites various Djs to come and share their talent whilst streaming Live on social media sites such as facebook & Periscope.
In 2017 Nkuly Knuckles released his debut album titled “K1 House music rendition 1.0”, the album was co-produced with SweetRonic Deep and it featured artists such as Tone, Zenie and Lungie Naidoo. All the music publishing and was done by Knucklesprosound. Nkuly Knuckles is currently open for bookings and recently released his solo studio produced Music Album Titled BonaFide House Vol 1 . A 13 track uplifting soul and deep house album which has been reviewed and supported by the legendary Vinny Da Vinci , Ribatone and Soul T to name a few. The album is available across digital stores such as Apple Music, Google play , Sportify , Traxsource, Beatport, Amazon, Deezer and Tidal.
Nkuly Knuckles, has recently released a single titled "A Journey Through The Rona" on 12 June 2020. According to Knuckles, the song is as a result of the emotions he has been going through during this Covid-19 period.
“The song is smooth, mellow and falls under the category of deep house, and the title says it all. I describe the song as my expression of the global change brought about by the pandemic throughout the world, said Nkuly Knuckles.
Nkululeko Nkabinde on the decks. (Photograph supplied)
After his successful release of his deep house music album titled Bonafide House Vol1 earlier this year, Nkuly Knuckles has delivered a new hit single.
Nkuly Knuckles, whose real name is Nkululeko Nkabinde, released A Journey Through The Rona on June 12.
According to Nkabinde, the song is as a result of the emotions he has been going through during this Covid-19 period.
“The song is smooth, mellow and falls under the category of deep house, and the title says it all. I describe the song as my expression of the global change brought about by the pandemic throughout the world,” he said.
The is avaiable for purchase on the website (www.knucklesprosound.com) and can also be found on major digital stores, such as iTunes, Traxsource, and Google Play.
Nkuly Knuckles will soon be releasing an extended play (EP) for deep house music lovers at the end of July 2020 and its titled "Isolation EP", consisting of 2 tracks namely; One Friday In Isolation and 2nd Chances.