Tomorrow, on Friday the 28th July, Black Coffee will debut his very own show on Apple’s Beats 1 radio and will be the first African artist to do so. Joining music industry giants such as DJ Khaled, Drake, Dr. Dre, Pharrell Williams and Q-Tip, his show will air bi-weekly every Friday at 9pm (Central African Time) and repeat on Saturdays at 9pm (CAT).
The South African DJ, producer and godfather of South African house music made a formal announcement on Twitter last night. Subsequently, the hashtag (and name of the show) #Beats1BlackCoffee began trending.
Speaking to Tonight, Black Coffee revealed a little bit about his intentions for the show: “The first thing you think is that you’re going to only hear house music or South African music on my show, but what we’re trying to do is to really expose people to me. As in, what do I love as this is my show? What inspires me musically? So it’s different sides and genres,” he explained.
Fans can also expect to get the taste of the behind-the-scenes aspects of his life, such as working with US rap legend, Diddy, his high-intensity Hï Ibiza residency, and a hint of his forthcoming records with Usher, Swizz Beats, Nigerian rapper Burna Boy and South African soul prince Langa Mavuso, to mention a few.
Black Coffee’s debut show will feature the young South African DJ/Producer Da Capo as his first guest. In an exclusive interview with co-host Mario “BadBox” Cee, Black Coffee will share the story of why he chose Da Capo and later play his premixed DJ set. Black Coffee will also look to host the hottest and most legendary musicians under the show’s “guest feature.”
Check out a mix that Black Coffee made for Beats 1 at the beginning of the year for their Welcome 2017 series below and tune in for what is to be a pioneering moment for African music: