Cercle presents Black Coffee at La salle Wagram, Paris

Black Coffee playing a DJ set in Paris’ oldest ballroom: La salle Wagram for Cercle

Over the past 10 years, Soulistic Music under Black Coffee’s leadership 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.

Fast forward to present day and it’s starkly evident that the past 24 months have been no less than a rollercoaster of career milestones, accolades, and achievements for the Durban born musical mastermind. Attention-grabbing performances for the likes of Ultra South Africa, FabricLive, BPM Festival, Ballantines’ Boiler Room Stay True, Sonar Barcelona, Mixmag Live, SW4, an 8-date North American tour, RMBA debut tour of Japan, two consecutive seasons as a one of Circoloco’s most talked about residents and a 2015 world tour this past summer which spanned 17 countries across 4 continents over 5 months has elevated Black Coffee into the realm of global superstar in waiting.

In addition to that, he launched the Black Coffee Foundation Scholarship with SAE and Bridges For Music, scooped “Breakthrough DJ” and “Dance Nation Of The Year” for South Africa at the 2015 DJ Awards and unveiled his 5th artist album titled “Pieces Of Me” to an African audience this past September. Both “Pieces For Me” and the debut album single “We Dance Again” featuring Nakhane Toure triumphantly laid claim to the #1 spot on iTunes thereby obliterating any doubt that from family to community, to clan, to culture, to country, to the world.. all are blessed by the productivity of such a great creative genius as is Black Coffee.


About the author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.

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