South African house DJ and producer Black Coffee has a busy few days ahead of him. His new tune, “There’s Music In The Air”, landed today, and then on Sunday (September 11), he’ll be hitting the UK with a massive all-day event at Beckenham Place Park in South East London.
“There’s Music In The Air”, which dropped via South African label Gallo, sees him team up with fellow SA musician Ami Faku and together they’ve created something a little different from the producer’s usual fare. Although built on his usual foundations of deep, Afro-house grooves, Ami Faku brings a blissful R&B element that makes for a light and airy number that feels perfectly aligned with the cooling Autumn temperatures.
Speaking about the new track, Black Coffee said: “This song symbolises the gift of music. The musical lineage and creativity of this generation can be traced to the genius of the original creators that carried the South African sound globally over many decades since the ‘60s.”
“There’s Music In The Air” adds to a year filled with wins for Black Coffee; his seventh studio album, Subconsciously, won Best Dance/Electronic Album at the Grammys (making him the first African artist to win in that category) and he also played a major role as executive producer on Drake’s foray into house music with Honestly, Nevermind.
Understandably, he’s in a celebratory mood. The DJ will be playing an extended set of his own on Sunday, but he’s also brought along a high-calibre cast of Afro-house royalty—including Cincity, Djeff, Kitty Amor, TSHA, and William Djoko.
As one of the last big outdoor events of the year, and with such a weighty line-up, it’s expected to sell out fast. Sign up for tickets here. In the meantime, take in “There’s Music In The Air” above.