World-renowned house superstar, DJ Black Coffee is set to dominate dance floors across the country this festive season. Spread across 3 discs, Black Coffee’s new album Africa Rising is everything fans have been waiting for, four years after his game-changing third album ‘Homebrewed’. Discs one and two were recorded live at the historic Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban, accompanied by a full 24 piece orchestra, as part of the Africa Rising initiative; while the third disc undoubtedly presents the master spinner as a world class, international artist.
The live two hour concert featured in the first two discs showcase a host of South African talent, such as the legendary Victor Ntoni, Black Moses (of Soul Brothers) and BOP. The concert is also available as a superlative DVD. The third disc was recorded across the globe in hotels, airports and in studios in Brooklyn, New York, and features guest artists from around the world such as New York’s Kenny Bobien on ‘Keep on Moving’, Los Angeles’ Tortured Soul on ‘I Know What’s On Your Mind’ ,London’s Nathan Adams on ‘Afraid of the Dark’ Nomsa Mazwai and Black Motion on “Traveller” . Fellow Durban dance phenomenon Zakes Bantwini also makes a spectacular appearance on the record.
The brand new Black Coffee tracks are pulsating with what he describes as “Soulful African/Urban fusion”, which his legions of loyal fans now associate with Black Coffee’s trademark sound. Says Black Coffee, “It’s been amazing to see South African Music growing to what it is today, and I am honoured to be living in this era contributing to this.” The 3-disc house epic album Africa Rising is available this November at all leading music retailers.