South African mastermind, Black Coffee, has been a veteran of the dance scene for decades with his worldly style of house music. From Tomorrowland‘s main stage to Ibiza to Burning Man, his DJ sets are globally renowned for their endless grooves and smooth feeling from start to finish.
In 2018, Black Coffee took the stage at Salle Wagram—a historic monument in Paris that’s housed symphonies from Beethoven—for a one-of-a-kind journey through his inimitable house stylings. From front to back, Coffee seamlessly mixes a variety of club-primed selects, from classical to tribal to synth-driven techno grooves. As of late, Black Coffee released a new collaboration with R&B songstress Sabrina Claudio called “SBCNCSLY” that’s a seductive, hypnotic fusion of both artists styles.
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Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here: