Considering his meteoric rise to fame, it would be easy to stereotype Black Coffee as just another black diamond, a BEE beat magnet out to mine the insatiable upwardly mobile urban house party market. But as he proved on his South African Music Award-winning album “Home Brewed,” this DJ and producer defies convention. Sidestepping Afro-house clichés and stage-managed highs in favor of restrained sophistication, Black Coffee's penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but fresh and future-focused. Expect almost sculptural balance and beauty.

Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, one better known as “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. His reason for studying music was because he felt that as a producer, he had to deepen his overall musical knowledge, develop his listening skills and advance his knowledge of music theory. Leaving tech prior to completion of his studies, Black Coffee with two friends Thandukwazi “Demor” Sikhosana and Mnqobi “Shota” Mdabe worked as backup vocalists for the renowned Madala Kunene. Deciding then to form an urban soul trio “Shana” the three moved to Johannesburg to make their way.

Keeping “Simply Hot And Naturally African” (the meaning of “Shana”) together as an ongoing project, the three also pursued their individual visions, collaborating on the way. Black Coffee was 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 - a decision he says he has never looked back on. His first big break was when his song “Happiness” was featured on the “DJs At Work” album.

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2005, the same year as the release of Black Coffee’s powerful debut album “Black Coffee” saw the birth and 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 as time has evidenced for many others too. Black Coffee revealed that his first album was created using very basic music-making software. “I don't know how to explain the production stages of my album because all I did was put down the basic ideas that I had, I didn't use any MIDI controllers everything was played with a computer mouse. He added that the use of live instruments in a song is also very important, giving a track that final magic touch and bringing it to life.

Under Black Coffee’s leadership, Soulistic Music has built a worldwide network of exclusive track licenses, tours and agents giving Black Coffee and other Soulistic Music artists their break into the international touring market, where they have become regular features in cities from Sydney to New York, London to Luanda and Los Angeles to Athens.

Black Coffee continued to grow his profile internationally during 2013, gracing the decks at Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, Southport Weekender, ADE and for Berlin’s Panorama Bar, Iberian institution Circoloco and Boiler Room. He also forged a strong relationship with Bridges For Music by taking up the role of official spokesperson and ambassador for the music charity initiative.

He surprised fans across the globe when he reworked Alicia Keys’ track “In Common.” Black Coffee’s retake was released by the award-winning U.S. songbird on July 1, 2016 as part of a 5-track remix package, drawing in unprecedented praise with many hailing it as the best version of the song. All the while, Black Coffee was still hard at work preparing the worldwide release of “Pieces of Me” through U.S. record label Ultra Music later that year.

In 2017 Black Coffee and Drake dropped "Get It Together" with vocals from Jorja Smith on Drake's latest album, More Life — the track is a Black Coffee original that was produced back in 2007 and released as "Superman." The original track featured vocals from South African superstar singer, Brucie.

Black Coffee was awarded the “Best Deep House” trophy at the 2017 DJ Awards held in Ibiza. Performing at the world’s largest music festivals, the mix master brings his African essence and soaring inventive rhythms that blend seamlessly with traditional house sounds. He has also mastered the unique skill of DJ’ing using only one hand.

Black Coffee and fellow, techno giants, Solomun and Jamie Jones have signed exclusive agreements to perform at XS, Intrigue and Encore Beach Club through 2018. These additions will bring distinctive underground styles to the Wynn Nightlife venues.

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