Black Coffee’s Human Orchestra

DJ Black Coffee Picture: Mabuti Kali/ Sowetan/Sunday World
DJ Black Coffee Picture: Mabuti Kali/ Sowetan/Sunday World

DJ Black Coffee finds a way to constantly push boundaries with his music.

The house club DJ has collaborated to create a film where he leads a 40-strong group of vocalists to create a stunning voice-only recreation of his most famous electronic track, ‘Rock My World.’

Speaking about the collaboration Black Coffee said: “Musical experimentation and its power to bring people together is why I do what I do.”

The film opens with Black Coffee’s own back-story and beliefs around life, music and creation, before we see him assemble a group of vocalists from across Africa.

The climax of the film is the deconstruction of his most famous electronic music productions, ‘Rock My World’, recreating it using only the vocal abilities of a 40 strong choir, brought together from across Africa especially for the film.

“To see the group of vocalists we put together from throughout Africa with each playing their own part, producing the final recreation of ‘Rock My World’ was an amazingly satisfying moment,” the musician said.

Black Coffee’s Human Orchestra’ follows on from films including ‘Kilian Martin’s Carmen’, featuring world leading freestyle skateboarder Kilian Martin and his unique take on Bizet’s Spanish set opera Carmen, ‘Ben Mead’s Art of Drumming’, which shows the London-based star

Rhythm Festival

  • Black Coffee will be spinning the decks at the Rhythm festival to be held at the Bloemfontein show grounds on the 10th of October 2014. The festival line-up includes DJs Christos, Vinny,  Ralf Gum,  Tira, Culoe De Song and Shimza amongst others. Book your tickets now through computicket

Watch Black Coffee’s orchestra

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