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Black Coffee's Boiler Room 'Stay True South Africa' DJ Set

Watch South African star producer and DJ Black Coffee's hour-long Boiler Room 'Stay True South Africa' DJ set.


Boiler Room and Ballantine's have been putting on their 'Stay True Journeys' live broadcasts from South Africa, concentrating on a "a tour of Johannesburg's deep-rooted electronic music scene." The first installment to go live from the series features an hour-long set from Black Coffee, the star producer, DJ and lead ambassador of South African house music. The Durban-born beatsmith holds down the decks for a packed Joburg crowd, easing through a lofty set of soul-inflected four-on-the-floor beats. For more from Black Coffee, check out his list of top African music videos and revisit our Okayafrica TV episode with the producer on his first ever visit to New York City's Central Park last year. Watch Black Coffee's hour-long Boiler Room & Ballantine's 'Stay True South Africa' DJ set below.

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