How Black Coffee Rose from South Africa’s Townships to Become the King of Afro-House
Feb18

How Black Coffee Rose from South Africa’s Townships to Become the King of Afro-House

Every kid battling boredom in a rural no man’s land dreams of a grand escape. But when you’re living in the dusty, impoverished townships of South Africa, Ibiza’s debaucherous beach parties seem like some distant alien planet. Yet, South African DJ Nathi Maphumulo—who goes by the alias Black Coffee—always knew that his future lay far beyond Umlazi, the township outside of Durban where he grew up. On a recent evening,...

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