South African DJ and producer Black Coffee is riding the crest of a wave right now. From humble beginnings in South Africa’s townships to headlining sold out festivals and releasing his latest big international-selling album, ‘Pieces Of Me’ on Ultra, Black Coffee’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. It seems only right, then, that the famous South African export is kicking off his first-ever island residency at Hï Ibiza — the new superclub with its name on everyone’s lips.
More than six months on from Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, the American-based mega-fest has finally dropped its aftermovie.
The 15-minute film, put together by Final Kid, features tracks from Joyryde, Friend Within, Camelphat and Axwell & Ingrosso, as well as Martin Garrix's summer smash 'Pizza'.
There's also cameos from DJ Snake, Joseph Capriati, David Guetta, Tiesto, Black Coffee and trance legend Armin Van Buuren (and of course those all-important festival-goers), plus a few choice shots of Resistance frontman and UK techno hero Carl Cox.
Here at DJ Mag HQ, there’s nothing we love more than a cheeky trip to the White Isle. We love it so much we’ve been running our own seasonal print magazine on the island for the last two decades, covering all the best clubs, DJs and parties over the summer. We split our coverage of Ibiza into two issues each year, with legendary UK duo Sasha and John Digweed fronting the cover of our first 2017 issue.
Hï Ibiza, the club formerly known as Space (R.I.P.), has just announced the line-ups for Black Coffee's Saturday night residency. The multi-platinum South African producer and DJ will perform every Saturday for 18 weeks, from 3rd June to 30th September.
Miami Music Week kicked off in style last week, with thousands of electronic music lovers descending on the Florida city.
Check out our review of events below, as well as 31 insanely amazing photos from the week.
Action for the DJ Mag crew begins on Tuesday evening with Doorly & Friends at the 1 Hotel Rooftop, which involves some nifty back-to-back action with Skream, Kolsch and Solardo.
SXM Festival hit the Caribbean island of Saint Martin between Wednesday 15th and Sunday 19th March, for five days of impeccably programmed parties in paradise.
The main area of the festival, Happy Bay, welcomed a who’s who of the underground to grace its main stage, with Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Jamie Jones, Black Coffee, Skream, Bob Moses, Soul Clap and many more all spinning.
Hï Ibiza has revealed the line-up for its first-ever Opening Party, set to take place on Sunday 28th May on the former site of Space.
Headliners include Black Coffee, Luciano and an extended set by Apollonia, alongside Bas Ibellini, Djebali and Joris Voorn.
There's also a DJ set from Kölsch on the cards, plus Matthias Tanzmann, Nic Fanciulli and a special back-to-back from Andrea Oliva and Davide Squillace.
Carl Cox has revealed his plans for this year's Ultra Music Festival, that's set to kick off from 24th - 26th March in Miami.
He'll be back in the Carl Cox Megastructure once again this year for another Carl Cox & Friends showcase, but will also be making closer ties with festival brand, RESISTANCE, moving forward.
The collaboration will see Cox become the global ambassador for RESISTANCE, as well as curate line-ups and spearhead production for their events around the world, alongside all future Ultra events.
Black Coffee has been announced as the first official resident at Hï Ibiza, the club Ushuaïa Entertainment are opening on the former site of Space Ibiza.
The South African DJ/producer is taking the helm of Saturday nights at Hï Ibiza for 18 weeks, with the opening party taking place on 3rd June. The season comes to a close on 30th September.
Speaking about his residency at Hï Ibiza, Black Coffee said, “Since the start of my career, I’ve been driven by the desire to share my taste in music and expose the world to the beauty of South African dance music.
Exit Festival just dropped their second wave of acts to play the Serbian festival this July, with Australian band RÜFÜS and Sister Bliss of Faithless all confirmed.
Both Solomun and Dixon are also confirmed to spin at the fest, with the DIYnamic bossman scheduled to play back-to-back with the Innervisions head for a whopping three hours in EXIT's famous Dance Arena.