MUSIC: ‘Africa Rising’ Under DJ Black Coffee’s Direction
Just press play doesn’t apply to Nkosinathi Maphumulo, the internationally renowned South African DJ, producer and songwriter better known as Black Coffee. If you’ve followed his career over the years, then you’ve come to expect more than programmed laptop blips and bleeps when he steps up to the decks. The man is undeniably a class act. He deftly fuses all elements of musicality, delivering the true essence of soulful House music. Available this month, his much-anticipated triple-disc album, Black Coffee: Africa Rising, proves music trends may come and go but there’s no substitute for quality. An added bonus: a DVD release showcasing the maverick visionary pulling off an unprecedented feat accompanied by a full 24-piece orchestra during his 2011 two-hour concert recorded live at the historic Moses Mabhida Stadium in his hometown of Durban, South Africa.
Rock My World, the first single from his new album, delivers the goods. Smart follow up to Black Coffee’s 2009 début album, Home Brewed, which introduced the world to an instant club anthem, Superman featuring Bucie. I also suggest watching the video below, Black Coffee: On the Road (Parts 1-2), for more behind-the-scenes with a quintessential musician and DJ who raises the bar wherever he brings the sound of deep Afro-House.
Black Coffee: On the Road – Part 1
Black Coffee: On the Road – Part 2
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DJ Black Coffee Foundation: http://www.djblackcoffee.org/