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Black Coffee's 3-Hour Long Mixmag Live Set

Watch South African star producer and DJ Black Coffee's 3-hour set from East London's Village Underground.


Photo via Mixmag.

Black Coffee, the star producer, DJ and lead ambassador of South African house music, stopped by East London's Village Underground over the weekend to drop an extensive 3-hour set for Mixmag Live. The Durban-born beatsmith, who will be on the cover of the next Mixmag issue, held down the sold-out night blending hits from Culoe de Song, DJ Clock and Beatenberg, Uhuru, and Wizkid, as well as his own staples.

London's not the only stop for Black Coffee this summer, if you're in Boston catch the South African DJ at the upcoming AfrikCan festival alongside Wizkid, Alpha BlondyAngélique Kidjo, DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown (aka Erykah Badu), Jidenna, and many others. While you're at it, check out Black Coffee's list of top African music videos and revisit our Okayafrica TV episode with the producer on his visit to New York City’s Central Park last year. Watch Black Coffee's 3-hour Mixmag Live London set below.

Black Coffee from Mixmag Live London 2015-07-11 Tracklist (Incomplete)

1. David Anthony, Beverlei Brown – I Don’t Know Why (Manoo remix)

2. Prince Kaybee, Audrey – Better Days

3. Jaap Ligthart, Alice Rose – I Know Change (Show B remix)

4. Julien Jabre – War (Eltonnick Reconstruction remix)

5. Mobi Dixon – Love Colour Spin (feat Msaki – DJ Tea Bossanova mix)

6. Benny T – Prayer

7. Goldfish – Call Me (Culoe De Song remix)

8. Tumelo – The Rhythm

9. Culoe De Song – No Contest

10. Dj Clock, Beatenberg – Pluto (Remember You)

11. House Victimz – Amen For 8 Years Prayer (Emo Boys Tribute 2014)

12. Heavy K – Gunsong

13. Kentphonik – Hiya Kaya (feat Khensy – Rocco deep mix)

14. Diephuis – Crossing Borders (Manoo’s Refugee remix)

15. Uhuru, Wizkid – Duze

16. Culoe De Song – Y.O.U.D.

17. Mr V – Jus Dance (original accapella)

18. Culoe De Song – Y.O.U.D.

19. Culoe De Song – Y.O.U.D.

20. Rocco & Danny Marquez – Billie Jean (original bootleg mix)

21. Chew Fu, Steve Clisby – Purple Rain (Mousse T’s Home A Lone mix)

22. Black Coffee, Bucie – Superman (main mix)

23. Black Coffee – Kwanele (Black Coffee remix)

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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