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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)

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