Jazz Fest – Tortured Soul to collaborate with Black Coffee

2011-03-26 07:53

A sensational house music band from New York, Tortured Soul, announced their plans to collaborate with South African house super DJ and producer Black Coffee.

They were speaking to journalists at the Cape Town International Jazz festival this weekend when they made the announcement.

The bands keyboardist, Ethan White, told members of the press that they’ve been meaning to collaborate with Black Coffee and hope we will finally go into studio by next week.

Tortured Soul comprises Ethan White on keys and backing vocals, John-Christian Urich on drums and lead vocals, and bassist Jason Kriveloff, who joined the band six months ago.

The house band shot to rocket heights with their 2004 release “I might do something wrong”, which was remixed by American house OsunLade.

The song, along with “Fall in Love”, was well received by fans across the world, making them a house hold name with club DJs and music lovers alike.

The band admitted to having received the most radio-play in South Africa than anywhere else in the world.

“Back home in New York, house is an underground thing ... I don’t know what it is about South Africa that’s different, but it’s great,” said Urich.

The trio has also been noted for their iconic peculiarly formal attire when on stage, which includes white shirts and black ties.

In explaining the look, White said: “We just thought it was away to respect what we do, respect the fans, and respect ourselves.”

House music fans can expect to see them light up the sky on the Bassline Stage at the festival on Friday and Saturday.

They are also scheduled to perform in Johannesburg at Moyo on May 31.

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