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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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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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