Sonwabile Gxabana better known as Sobz in the underground musical scenes has been around the industry since the age of 14 years with so much determination about the underground scenes. A long musical journey with different influences of, not only different sounds across the continent but also different areas around South Africa. Telling a story of his life and experiences through his distinguished sounds of afro, deep, and soul
elements, Sobz has been going strong and is still going deeper in his journey in music.
From influences of local and international cats like, Ralf Gum, Black Coffee, Rocco, DJs @ Work, Osunlade, Atjazz, and Foliage Records, Sobz has managed come up with his own sound of such combinations.
With his journey starting from rhythm and poetry to jazzy-gospel to house music and more recently exposing his inner-talent of verbosity(vocalist and word-of-mouth) as he believes that a good song is not only made by a sexy voice but passion and determination can be the factors holding the future of beautiful music. With this kind of mentality he has blown the industry with his releases and has held the “Spot-light” for about three weeks on Spirit-of-House Reviews, with a release from Sobz & SoulPoizen titled “Believer” that was released under Soul’O Music in 2011.
In 2010, he started-out with his own label Soul’O Music, to accommodate such a different
taste of sound, which was established early 2011.
Now recently after hitting a number of radio stations like MetroFM(Urban Beat), GagasiFM, TruFM,
YFM, and others, and with a couple of radio interview, Sobz got signed for an album deal with Ocha Records, a record label based in Brooklyn, NY USA owned by Mr. Carlos Mena and Mr. Osunlade who are one of the biggest international brands and legends in the Deep House scenes. The album is to be dropped in 2013.
Sobz delivered his first single, “Missing Chords” with Ocha Mzansi, as an re-introduction to his unique taste and sound in August 2012 as a Traxsource exclusive. His single went up to number 15 on soulful charts and number 20 on the top 100, and was supported by the likes of Rocco, Ralf Gum, Mr. V, Lars Behrenroth, and more.
As one of the youngest DJs’, Sobz has been playing around Durban and other places like King Williams Town (The Rock and Platinum Lounge) and has worked and played along with djs’, artists, and producers like Roger Goode, DJ Fresh, Toya Delazy, SoulPoizen, Andy X, Blaq Soul, DJ Gogo, and has worked on remixes for artists like 340ml, The Soil, Malehloka, Kenny Bobien, and many others. Sobz usually refers to himself as a live-remixer because of the skill of synchronizing some live elements when he plays.
There is no doubt about Sobz in the South African and international music scenes,
he is here to stay and he is growing stronger both as a DJ and producer/remixer in the
industry. Stay tuned while he blesses you with some mind-blowing sounds.
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