Abby Nurock describes herself as a purist. Her emotive relationship with music is her therapy, devoted strictly to vinyl. Infectious dance grooves and the majestic beats of the deeper sounds of house and tech infiltrate the hearts of the crowd.
Real name Sindisiwe Zungu, she was born in 1984 at Mandeni just 45mins outside of Durban next to the great river Uthukela. While studying at Mangosuthu Technikon she developed interest in DJing and started learning how to mix at Durbans Finest DJ Academy situated at Chilli Soul 320 West Street – Durban. Soon as she had mastered mixing, she was seen playing in every gig at Mangosuthu Technikon mixing better than most male DJs.
In 2005 Durbans Finest saw her potential and invited her under the Durbans Finest umbrella. After that she started playing in most Durbans Finest parties around Durban. DJ Cndo has played at Tilt, 144, Skyybar, Exclusive Lounge, Havana, to name but a few clubs in Durban. In 2006 Gagasi FM was launched in KZN March 13 and Durbans Finest were given a show G Session Fridays 6-10pm, it’s a mix show playing hottest tunes which also gives update of most happening gigs in town. As Cndo is Durbans Finest she became part of G Session mixing on the radio live every Friday and people love her style.
You might have seen Cndo in Jika Majika as she was featured as a resident DJ for 13 episodes when the programme was recording Durban talent. She also appeared on SABC 1 programme Seskhona when they were showing the event Durban Rocks 2006, one of the best events that attracted more than 5000 people 16 December 2006. Her first work was seen on the Gagasi FM compilation where she recorded a song with Professor the producer of Woze Durban – T’zozo En Professor. Cndo has just released her debut album Finest
Lady of House Vol1 making her the first black female dj to release a house compilation in South Africa. The album is currently climbing the charts in all record stores selling like hot cakes. DJ Cndo is heading for nothing but great success.
DJ Cndo Debut album has done well and has been nominated for the 2007 Metro FM Best compilation Award against giants in the house scene DJ Sbu and DJ Oskido. As part of the Durbans Finest Family DJ Cndo can now be heard on Ukhozi FM party time every Saturday
between 10 and 12midnite.In 2008 and DJ Cndo Album sold over 25 000 copies, it’s her first album and its gone gold congrats to Cndo and Afrotainment! In 2008 she released Volume 2, which featured Big NUZ and production by Fisherman amongst others.
In 2009 DJ Cndo is released another summer blazing album DJ CNDO Finest Lady of House Vol3. In this album DJ Cndo worked with the best producers the country including DJ Cleo, Dr Duda, Professor (Tzozo & Professor) and of cause DJ Tira and Big Nuz. Amongst other people featured was Phila and Afrotainments No.1 vocalist Joocy. This album did really well and earned DJ Cndo a South African Music Award Song of the Year nomination.
Durbans Finest 1st Lady – Dj Cndo
Its 2011 and DJ Cndo is back with a banging album for the 2011 Summer. DJ Cndo is famous of always delivering nothing but dance floor fillers and this Vol 4 is doing just that. The album opens up with that monster banger “Ekat Em Yawa” by King Baya, the tune with a traditional feel that has everyone dancing like sangomas in the dancefloor. Just like her previous album DJ Cndo on this album worked with her Afrotainment family, Big Nuz, DJ Tira, DJ Fisherman, Lvovo and Joocy. Ezase Afro does what they do best on track 4 “Sidlu Life” delivering a guaranteed Durban kwaito banger which features Big Nuz, Tira and Bha. Invaders newest members from Afrotainment bring some soul into the album look out for a track called “It’s my night”. Joocy who brought u “Ngisemathandweni” comes back to this album with another sing along “Unginika Lonke”. The first single for this album is a soulful
track “Bayasxabanisa” which features 2011 Pop Stars Zee and Lee.
Look out for bangers by Euphonik and Bhekzin Terris, DJ Gukwa and Lvovo Derrango.
DJ Cndo on this album is introducing some very talented young up and coming producers such as Point 5, DJ Malbi and DJ Mfundisi, Soul Poizen, Invaders that bring fresh sounds, so you guaranteed to hear some fresh beats that you have never heard before.
This album is definitely going gold watch this space…
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