Black Coffee talks Braamfontein, earliest memories of music and training his arm
In probably his most revealing interview yet, Black Coffee took CNN to Johannesburg’s culture and millennial hub: Braamfontein.
For a man who is as well-traveled as Black Coffee, he talks very fondly about Braamfontein throughout the 8-minute interview. “We driving to Braamfontein. It has a culture. It has become one of the coolest places to hang out,” he says as cruises down De Beer Street in a luxury Mercedes-Benz SUV.
“I just like the vibe here better,” he adds. “One of the things I like to do is a street party event.” But of course, the club is where it comes alive. “I love being in a club and no one cares. There don’t wanna take pictures. They just wanna be in the music. For me it’s the most amazing thing to watch.”
After a talk about his earliest memories of music, he speaks on his on his arm which was left disabled after a car accident as a teenager. “People ask me, ‘What are you working on?’ Silently, I know, this is [points left arm] what I’m working on. I’m training it and I’m trying to bring back life in it. I don’t think I’d be here if it didn’t happen because I then started really knowing that I don’t have as many options as other people. What is my talent?”
His discovery of his talent and a pinch of faith is what got him to where he’s at today. “I love being a DJ. I love watching people having fun,” he says. “At times I play and I see everything. I’ll see a guy trying to get a girl and I’ll help him.”
Watch the full interview below.