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Wheel-chair bound Ex-Rugby player LUKA releases house music single

Written by on 12th March 2017

LUKA has released a new house music single titled “1961”. This single forms part of a five track EP by the artist out on iTunes.


LUKA’s work has been featured on various compilations and his work has been supported by record labels such as Faint Frequency, Dark Energy, Jus Vibe, Stilnovo, Fomp, Fused Records, and Shine Records. He has worked with the likes of Andy Compton, DJ Ankletap, Shur-i-Kan, The Rurals, Joseph Hines, and Steve Paradise

“1961 is a dance-driven groove that is meant to provide an escape from the seriousness of life. You put on the news and it does feel bleak seeing all the division amongst countries and even people. Music is something that, without fail, brings people together. Press play and enjoy ‘1961’ loud!”

The talented creative is wheelchair bound due to a tragic rugby accident where he broke his neck in a scrum. Back in 2008 he played rugby at the University of Johannesburg. The accident has meant that he’s been forced to live in a wheelchair since then. His story was told on eNCA in an episode of the Against All Odds series.

LUKA has lifted himself up with music though and continues to grow and aspire to more throughout his life and art.

LUKA runs the We Go Deep house music label and started working on music back in 2004. The record label is something he started back in 2012. His music is an evocative medley of dub, jazz, hip hop, lounge, and techno. Previously he released another stylish single titled ‘Invite Me’ which features Sio.

“I recently discovered a couple of guys like Mizgir, Ofuren and Skywalker. My top would be Pezzner, Shur-i-kan and Andre Lodemann but there’s much more. I have no favourite, just appreciation for the different styles,” said LUKA.

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