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Black Coffee x Hugh Masekela "We Are One" + 'The Djoon Experience' Album Preview

South African producer Black Coffee drops "We Are One," a track featuring Hugh Masekela from the forthcoming tribute album to Paris nightclub Djoon.


When it comes to cross-genre collaborations, sometimes it takes a really special place of inspiration to get the magic going, which is precisely the case with "We Are One," the newest house offering from  South African producer Black Coffee's alongside trumpet pioneer Hugh Masekela featured in BBE Records' forthcoming tribute to Paris nightclub Djoon. As it tends to be the case with legendary places and events, some nightclubs encapsulate a scene and era so well that producers and club-goers alike can spend decades trying to recreate the special vibe they encountered there — for the past 10 years Djoon has been that such place, bringing New York soul heads out on the same dancefloor with afro-house South Africans with its impeccably-curated mix of genres and global rhythms. In an attempt to recreate the special vibe perfected by Djoon for Parisian audiences in album format, South African house producer Black Coffee and Nuyorican soul producer Joe Claussell have compiled and mixed The Djoon Experience — an album spanning 2 discs and over a decade of rare Afro-Latin inspired house grooves. "We Are One" is the first track from the mix, and if its any indication of what to expect from the rest of the collection, we are prepared to book our tickets to Paris immediately after copping. Listen to "We Are One" below, and be on the lookout for The Djoon Experience on BBE Records out later this summer.

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