Cubique DJ Cb

Real Name:
Thulani Mabena
Thulani Mabena aka “Cubique DJ Cb” an African Deep, Soulful House, Hip Hop producer and DJ, hailing from a musical family. Thulani is highly influenced by his cousins Nathan Xulu "Nathan X", Mteya Xulu "Mteya" and father Calvin Xulu. Born and raised in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

From his youth playing basketball for the national South African team for two years, Thulani’s music career began in the mid year 2005 at the age of 13, when Hip Hop was still a big part of Middelburg’s music scene. Recorded music for fun with artist like “Vague Rizemblenze, Osifiz Aeschylus”.

With no success in the making of Hip Hop, Thulani had to depart from his deep art. Two years later he began doing his own music production, both Hip Hop & Dance Music. The Hip Hop lessened when the dance scene erupted at his hometown, that’s when his DJ career took place. In those days, if you were not a vinyl DJ it wasn’t easy to get into a DJ line up, let alone get paid for being a DJ. Met Nicholas Mboweni “Cuebur” who taught him more about music than anyone else could ever have. Vinyl DJ skills were self-taught when an influential DJ Ndaba Maseko “DJ Ndaba” gave him turntables as a gift for his birthday.

Thulani has also been a prolific remixer throughout his career remixing songs for artists locally and internationally. Released music with labels such as Peng Music, Cabana Recordings by Justin Imperiale, Nulu Recordings by Antonello Coghe, Soul Candi, Melomania & artists like Aphreme & Cei Bei To Name A Few.

Thulani is still doing a lot of remixing as it helps build and architect his production skills. Thulani is one of the artists doing music production for artists like Troy Denari, Amera Light which are big names in the dance music scene, also doing Hip Hop production for artists like Golden Shovel of “Optical Illusion.

2011 Thulani then met a label owner “Jaguar Paw” who runs the label DeepForestSA which pushes artists like Darque, McGee Keys, Garth & G-Rel, Wishingsoul, Floss, Musskid, Kaylow to name a few. Signed under the label and got recognized by other labels.


Cubique DJ Cb Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

MelRec005 Cubique DJ Cb - My Passion EP album art Cubique DJ CB Feat. Amera Light Cubique DJ CB Feat. Amera Light - My Passion EP(8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Melomania Records (2) MelRec005 US 2011
6009701575262 Cubique DJ Cb - In the Midst of Happiness album art Cubique DJ CB & DJ Mtshepang Cubique DJ CB & DJ Mtshepang - In the Midst of Happiness(File, MP3, EP, 320) Soul Candi 6009701575262 South Africa 2012
DFSA012 Cubique DJ Cb - Signalz album art Cubique DJ CB Signalz(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) DeepForestSA DFSA012 South Africa 2013
DFSA013 Cubique DJ Cb - Low album art Cubique DJ CB Feat. Denny Dugg Cubique DJ CB Feat. Denny Dugg - Low(File, MP3, Single, 320) DeepForestSA DFSA013 South Africa 2014


none Cubique DJ Cb - Nawe (Remixes)  album art Cubique DJ CB Nawe (Remixes) (2xFile, MP3, 320) Chymamusiq Records none South Africa 2013