I can’t think of any other South African artist right now who’s got a bigger following outside of South Africa than DJ and producer Black Coffee. Kwaito might sell in South Africa and its neighboring countries, Black Coffee really delivers his house music also beyond the continent’s borders. Reasons for his success are obvious. These two new videos pretty much sum it up: smart collaborations, clean production, catchy hooks, breezy vibes.

Tom Devriendt

Further Reading

No more caricatures

Engaging seriously with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s life could help us understand how South Africa got where it is and where it’s going.