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Black Coffee’s Latest Residency Is In Las Vegas

Black Coffee hits the ground running in 2018.

South African house DJ and producer Black Coffee's 2018 is off to a great start. He is one of the only two African-based acts on this year's Coachella lineup.


As if that wasn't awesome enough, last night, the DJ took to Twitter to announce that he will be a resident DJ at Wyn Las Vegas, a luxury resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. Coffee's residency was announced alongside other two fellow "leaders of the underground tech house revolution" Solomun and Jamie Jones.

Wynn's managing partner Alex Cordova told Billboard, "These first-ever tech house residencies on the Strip will showcase three of the biggest names in the genre. Tech house continues to rise in popularity in the United States and abroad, and we look forward to bringing and expanding this music style into our programming."

Read: 10 Classic South African House Songs You Need to Hear

Last year Coffee, among other power moves, appeared on Drake's More Life playlist/album, became a resident DJ at Hï Ibiza (a club in Ibiza), and also became the first African artist to host his own show on Apple's Beats 1 Beats 1?

He also revealed, he was supposed to work on Jay-Z's 4:44, and that Rihanna wants to work with him. How about the time he almost worked with Usher, but didn't because he didn't feel comfortable with what the R&B;'s expectations of him were?

Slow down, Coffee, you killin' em!

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MartyrLoserKing is Saul Williams' overarching multimedia project that he began 5 years ago, consisting of a graphic novel, three albums and a musical.

The musical arm of the project—Neptune Frost—has been in development, where Williams shot the trailer in Rwanda and launched a Kickstarter to raise funds to begin production of the full-length film, which he hopes to begin in 2019.

Neptune Frost is set in a Burundian village made of recycled computer parts. This village is also home to what the synopsis calls, "the world's most subversive hacking collective." The sci-fi film tells the love story between an intersex runaway and a coltan miner.

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While Western intelligence looks to the usual suspects, a Dogon avatar whispers through a dream to reveal the coded mysteries of Sirius and the stars to an escaped coltan miner and an intersex runaway seeking refuge from a binary norm, revealing her divine circuitry as the eye of the storm. When their connection sparks the MartyrLoserKing is born.

MartyrLoserKing, the elusive African hacker whose team of "losers" and outcasts ignite the imagination of the world's most "connected" generation through deep space, deep web penetration. A virtual hero for a world caught in perpetual analogue exploitation. Neptune Frost is the MartyrLoserKing.

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In the music video, which stars Nigerian actors Toyin Abraham and BamBam—who play mother and daughter respectivelyFalz tells the story of a young woman who was on a promising career path, which gets rocked when she is suddenly raped by an authoritative male figure. She eventually contracts HIV/AIDS, and she considers suicide as a result. Thankfully, the young woman is able to put herself back on the road to recovery, and she goes on to help educate others about HIV/AIDS and suicide prevention.

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