When you think of house music South Africa may not be the first country that springs to mind. But it is currently one of the international leaders in forward-thinking and boundary-pushing dance.
South Africans are the biggest consumers of house music in the world. Leading the charge is DJ Black Coffee, a Johannesburg star who is leading a movement to bring the country’s dance sounds to the world. For more of a sense of what the scene is all about, it’s worth checking the short Resident Advisor documentary, Real Scenes: Johannesburg, available on their website. You’ll witness high-energy township parties that will have you yearning for an invite.
Now’s your chance to taste a piece of the magic – head to CDLC this month and check out Black Coffee in action.