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BLACK COFFEE

By admin
11 December 2013

All superlatives have been exhausted when it comes to the musical talents of the man they call Black Coffee. Black Coffee was born in Durban in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa 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.

He is a pioneer and record holder, becoming the first DJ to play a sixty hour set at Maponya Mall in Soweto, to raise funds to help the needy and underprivileged through his DJ Black Coffee Foundation.In 2005, Black Coffee founded the Soulistic Music record label.

That same year, he released his self-titled album, which was awarded in the Best Urban Dance Album category at the 2006 South African Music Awards (SAMA). The album features a remix of Hugh Masekela’s masterpiece ‘Stimela’. Black Coffee gained international exposure when in 2006, his song ‘Music' was signed in New York and released by Keith Thompson on the album Worlds Collide Volume 1.

2007 brought another powerful Black Coffee release “Have Another One” which featured amongst others a host of great South African female vocalists, like Bucie, Siphokazi and Busi Mhlongo at the helm of an array of original works. In 2009 he dropped his third offering, titled Home Brewed, featuring Ringo Madlingozi, Zonke, Hugh Masekela, Zakes Bantwini and others.  The 2010 single “Juju” won him a 2010 Channel O Music Africa Music Video Award in the Most Gifted male video category.