Tag: Black Coffee

SXM Festival on the Caribbean Island of Saint Martin Announces Phase 1 Lineup

Another festival on the very unique very special festival radar Riding in the wake of a blinding inaugural edition, next year’s SXM Festival takes place March 15-19. Taking place on the picturesque Caribbean island of Saint Martin, this year sees an even richer programme. The fist names bringing an array of the top names in the form of Ricardo Villalobos, joined by fellow minimalists of the Romanian house style RPR Soundsystem (Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Raresh), as well as the brilliant Âme (live), Nina Kraviz and the African rhythms melding Black Coffee, and Lee Burridge with a big bunch of his All Day I Dream favourites: Bedouin, Bob Moses, YokOo, Maher Daniel and our next-in-line in ... Read more

III POINTS Goes Soulful With Black Coffee [INTERVIEW]

It’s never an easy task to meet up with a worldwide known DJ at 2AM at a festival in Miami. The meeting point being the media lounge, we wait there for 20 minutes and start to feel like we are never going to see him so we decide to force our way into the back stage, even though we were not supposed to…a great soul get us in and yes! There he is in “the green room” getting prepared for an epic two-hour-set. III Points is a festival taking place in the Arts District of Miami, for their 4th edition ... Read more

What Dance Did Right: Loco Dice Teams With South African Youth Center

Citing youth centers in his native Düsseldorf as a major source of influence in his youth, Desolat’s Loco Dice has now teamed up with nonprofit Bridges for Music. The aim of Bridges for Music is to raise funds for South Africa’s Kliptown Youth Center, which acts as a safe haven for disadvantaged youth by partnering with key industry figures (Richie Hawtin, Luciano, and Black Coffee are all ambassadors of the charity). Last year Loco Dice toured South Africa promoting music for children, organizing workshops, and performing for donations to the charity. On Bridges for Music, Loco Dice says: “I feel my ... Read more

Black Coffee Set To Release New Album

South Africa’s internationally renowned DJ Black Coffee (Nkosinathi Maphumulo) is set to release his highly anticipated album “Pieces Of Me” on August 26th. Already holding 3 award-winning albums, Black Coffee has been producing eclectic and soulful house for over a decade now. This year so far, he has performed at the massive Coachella and Ultra Music Festival‘s and was also awarded the BET Award for Best International Act: Africa. “Pieces Of Me” takes you along a path paved with organic instrumentation, driving beats, and stirring vocals, the 12 tracker does so with a collection rhythms reflecting Black Coffee’s soulful style. ... Read more

Interview: Black Coffee

Black Coffee was born in Durban in KwaZulu Natal and grew up in the Eastern Cape in Mthatha, before moving back to Durban to study music at Natal Tech where he majored in Jazz. Then, chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy in 2003 jump-starting him into the South African DJ scene. Two years later, in 2005, saw the release of his powerful debut album ‘Black Coffee’ and the formation of Soulistic Music, Black Coffee’s wholly owned 360° corporate structure, his team’s home base and the jump-off point for himself, and many others. ... Read more

Coachella Drops House Heavy 2016 Lineup

Dropping a few days before anticipated, and with rumours swirling over the last few days, Coachella has officially unveiled its full lineup for the multi-week California festival. Of course, the lineup is stacked with heavy hitters across genres, as well as much anticipated reunions, but it is the prominence of house music and, specifically, some of our favorite artists, which have us excited. Firstly, the big news are the reunions. Yes, Guns N’ Roses will be there, original lineup in tow, but it is the return of LCD Soundsystem that peaks our fancy. Furthermore, live acts like Underworld, M83, Disclosure, ... Read more

Snowbombing Podcast By Groove Armada

Millennials grew up with their time-abiding melodies. They combined the styles of house and trip hop with alluring vocals and the element of Andy’s trombone into what became a decade of their reign throughout the charts. They were one of the first, among Faithless, Moby, and Massive Attack, who established a dance music act playing with a live set up, and what is now widely exercised by a variety of big contemporary electronic music artists. See also: Interview: Groove Armada Groove Armada are set to make their return to the Winter snow spectacle in the Austrian Alps: Snowbombing. From the 4th ... Read more

Snowbombing Adds Massive 2nd Phase With Sven Väth, Black Coffee, Mind Against & More

Snowbombing adds another avalanche of acts to the already jam-packed bill, including Fatboy Slim, Sven Väth, Skepta, Slaves, Black Coffee, Sam Feldt, Mind Against and more! Fatboy Slim will return to the mountains for a headline set! Brimming with hits like Right Here Right Now and Praise You, it also demonstrated the superstar DJ’s return to form with 2014’s chart-topping Eat Sleep Rave Repeat and his killer remix of Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk. Next up, and swapping the White Isle of Ibiza for the white peaks of the ‘Hof for his debut Snowbombing performance, it’s Sven Väth! One of dance ... Read more

Black Coffee’s #WeDanceAgainChallenge Is Now A Viral Dance Sensation

The latest single from South Africa’s Black Coffee entitled ‘We Dance Again’ (from his LP “Pieces of Me”) has set the internet in a frenzy, recently going viral as the man himself called on his fans and followers to record themselves in various states of dance. Collected under the Instagram hashtag #wedanceagain, the challenge was originally kicked off by Europe-based DJ Funk Fresh, but has since been championed by Black Coffee, doing it a step further by calling on local and international celebrities to join in. Below, we have selected a few of our favorite submissions from the #wedanceagainchallenge challenge, ... Read more

Amsterdam Open Air Announces Full Line-Up

Amsterdam Open Air returns for its fifth edition at Gaasperpark. During the weekend of June 6 and 7, Amsterdam nightlife in all its colour and diversity will be represented at one of the biggest festival productions in the Netherlands. The line-up has just been announced, and it’s looking promising, featuring some highly regarded names from the local and international scene. This is going to be a big one. June 6 + 7 | Amsterdam Open Air | Tickets | Gaasperpark |  

Loco Dice Is Heading To South Africa For A Fundraiser Tour

Loco Dice is heading down to South Africa for a tour – and not just any tour, this one is for a good cause. Loco will be doing gigs as well as workshops for a group called Bridges for Music, which is an organisation that aims to have a positive impact on underprivileged communities in the developing nations and raise awareness, all through music.  February will mark the first fundraiser of the year by Bridges for Music, which became known last year from their charity campaign with Resident Advisor where people rode their bikes from London to the Amsterdam Dance Event. ... Read more

Black Coffee Brings The African Spirit Into Avicii’s “Lay Me Down”

The famous EDM producer Avicii got into an artistic musical tangle with one of South Africa’s biggest electronic music producer in the last decade. A masterful at afro-house and 2/4 sounds, Black Coffee crafts soul and the African traditions through a futuristic conduit. Black Coffee reinterprets “Lay Me Down” back grounding the abundance of clichés found in the original. Despite your expectancy, the remix is not as soapy as some might suppose. The nature of Africa overcomes dubbed percussion as trampling bass cords tighten the original vocals. The track embodies Africa’s life and the pattern of rituals, all of which ... Read more