COSMO Guy

Deep-house mae­stro Black Cof­fee had us fan­girling from afar when he landed a res­i­dency at Hï Ibiza. We trav­elled to the Span­ish is­land cour­tesy of Hunter’s (with whom Black Cof­fee has an am­bas­sado­rial con­tract) to get the scoop

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Best crowd I’ve per­formed to

South Africans. We have a cer­tain spirit, a vibe. There are sounds you only find in our coun­try when mu­sic is play­ing.

Most mem­o­rable mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence

The Africa Ris­ing show in Dur­ban in De­cem­ber 2011, with a 24-piece orches­tra.

As­pir­ing pro­duc­ers should…

Find a voice or a sound, then mus­cle that voice or that sound. It’s the thing that will dif­fer­en­ti­ate you from what ev­ery­one else is do­ing. Pol­ish it – and be ready for the time when you’re given a plat­form to show­case it.

The woman who had the big­gest im­pact on my life

My grand­mother. She had a crazy work ethic. I grew up milk­ing cows twice a day; even­tu­ally she didn’t have to re­mind me be­cause I knew it was my con­tri­bu­tion to the house­hold. She re­ally in­spired my work ethic.

I hope my sons learn…

The im­por­tance of be­ing hum­ble, and the en­ergy it brings to­wards you. It’s not about what you have, or how much you have.

My wife would de­scribe me as…

Stub­born – in my ideas and the things I be­lieve in. She’d also say I’m driven and highly mo­ti­vated.

Most in­spir­ing celebrity I’ve met

Vir­gil Abloh. I love his pas­sion; he’s lit a fire in me. He’s a real leader: he’s the artis­tic di­rec­tor of one of the most suc­cess­ful cloth­ing brands in the world, a qual­i­fied ar­chi­tect, a col­lab­o­ra­tor – and a DJ (Flat White). He in­spires me to live life to its full po­ten­tial. We’re work­ing to­gether as a duo now – White Cof­fee.

My favourite track RN

Afrika by Da Capo fea­tur­ing Tshepo King.

Three lo­cal DJs to keep an eye on

Themba, Da Capo and PH.

The qual­ity I value most in a woman

Re­al­ness. My wife is the most real per­son I know. If it means she has to be hard and tell you the truth, she will.

Most ro­man­tic date I’ve ever been on

It was in San­torini, when I pro­posed to my wife!

Catch Black Co ee at Hï Ibiza ev­ery Satur­day night un­til 6 Oc­to­ber.

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