[House] Artist Spotlight – Black Coffee

Music as smooth and awakening as his name. Hailing from South Africa, Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo (that’s right his middle name is “Innocent”), better known as Black Coffee has been putting out his brand of eclectic beats and productions since 1995. With 5 albums under his belt, Black Coffee is arguably the biggest electronic producer to ever come out of the cradle of civilization.


His African heritage can be heard throughout most of his productions as he uses many loops and drum patterns rooted in the rhythms of his roots. Black Coffee really shines in his excellent use of female vocalists that meld perfectly over his multifarious beats. Songs like “Superman” featuring Bucie and Gratitude with Rebecca Murray perfectly weave each vocalist’s stylings throughout each layer and texture of the rhythmic backdrops. It is this sonic marriage that gives Black Coffee’s tracks more depth and distinction over the next guy.


Black Coffee – Monkey See Monkey Do

Black Coffee Feat. Bucie – Turn Me On


Take a look at his amazing DJ skills from his Boiler Room set in his home country of South Africa