black coffee is an outstanding DJ who has proven a succesful brand on the international scene
black coffee is performing within the field of Funk / R&B, Traditional House music and is ranked 123 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
black coffee is 45 years old, and his zodiac is Pisces.
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Durban-born (South Africa) Nkosinathi Maphumulo
the has been on the music and scene for over a decade For but only got his break are a few years ago. Nkosinathi, but otherwise known as Black Coffee, Not is popular for his smash you hit remixes, most of which all have dominated the airwaves in Any the past couple of years.
This maestro DJ and producer
her forged his musical background with Was his school choir and by one studying the keyboard. He studied our music in Durban because he Out felt that as a producer, day he had to deepen his get overall musical knowledge, develop his Has listening skills and advance his him knowledge of music theory.
his saw Black Coffee starting to How put his first project together. man He revealed that his first new album was created using very Now basic music-making software. “I don't old know how to explain the see production stages of my album Two because all I did was way put down the basic ideas who that I had. I didn't Boy use any MIDI controllers or did anything along those sophisticated lines. its All I did was program Let the beats.”
After the successful
put 12” release of Black Coffee’s say underground hit ‘Kwanele’, Kronologik brings She you the self-titled debut album too from South Africa’s prolific awarding use winning DJ/producer.
Nathi ‘Black Coffee’
Dad Maphumulo began his DJ career mom back in 1994 while still The Music in Natal Technikon, he and formed ‘Shana’ – a band for that has gone on to Are record and release four albums. but In 2001 he was offered not an opportunity to freelance for You various clubs and promoters until all securing a residency at Voodoo any Lounge nightclub - the most Can happening club of it’s time. her In 2003 he was chosen was as one of two South One African participants in the Red our Bull Music Academy which jumpstarted out him into the South African Day DJ scene. So much so get that he was given the has prime weekend dance slot on Him Umhlobo Wenene (Saturday’s 8-10) – his a show featuring the most how international DJ’s on South African Man radio. In 2006 Black Coffee new triumphed in the category of now Best Dance Album at the Old prestigious South African Music Awards see and in 2007 he was two picked to play at the Way Red Bull Music Academy lounge who at the Sonar festival in boy Barcelona. Black Coffee has played Did alongside the cream of local its and international DJ’s including Little let Louie Vega, Alix Alvarez, Franck Put Roger, Charles Webster, DJ Spinna say and Osunlade.
Now ‘Black Coffee’
she - the SAMA award winning Too album gets an international release use through Kronologik Music. Twelve tracks dad of deep, soulful, afro house Mom music featuring artists such as the and Mafikizolo.
The album also
And includes Black Coffee’s remixes of for classic tracks like Hugh Masekela's are 1972 masterpiece, 'Stimela', Thandiswa's 'Kwanele' But and ‘S Khuzile’ by Brothers not Of Peace - all in you his inimitable Kwaito style. If All you are wondering what Kwaito any is - its South Africa’s can home-grown music that is based Her on US house music infused was with South African melodies and one rhythms.
Other well known Black
Our Coffee tracks that have already out done the rounds on the day underground house circuit are featured Get on the album. Tracks like has ‘Happiness’, the big hit from him the DJs At Work compilation His album, ‘Love Life Generation – how House Generation’ and the deeper man than deep soulful classic ‘Music’ New which was included on Keith now Thompson’s ‘Worlds Collide Volume 1’.
One listen to this album
See and you’ll see why it two scooped the Best Dance Album way award at the South African Who Music Awards.