It’s safe to say that most South Africans go by their given names but Nkosinathi Maphumulo goes by his stage name, Black Coffee, and he continues to do so even when he’s unaware that he’s making hits which are turning him into a star.
A handful of these hits feature across his latest album, Subconsciously.
Hailing from Durban, the international house DJ has long produced strong, black cultured and hot music which, just like coffee, can get you through the week.
The album is a collection of 12 well-produced songs, which feature an array of top producers such as David Guetta and Pharrell Williams.
The album also boasts a display of world-famous artists like “the prince of RnB” Usher and Jozzy among others.
Black Coffee told News24 that, unlike his previous eight albums, he couldn’t think of a fitting name for his latest release. From his debut self-titled album, the DJ claims that his projects have always had a theme but not this one.
In a way, it is fitting that an album he couldn’t consciously name is called Subconsciously.
He says, “The album title was taken from the song SBCNSCL ,” a track from the collaborative album he made with singer Sabrina Claudio. Since its release mid-2020, the song has clocked up over 1,3 million views on YouTube.
A comment made by Muesli T, a Youtube account, suggested Black Coffee is a doctor, saying “this song should definitely be sold at a pharmacy during this pandemic because it heals the soul.”
Even though the album has a large number of internationally well-known artists, the DJ has not forgotten his South African fans, recruiting homegrown talents like the producer Sun-El Musician and the singer-rapper Tellaman.
Picture source: @RealBlackCoffee
Video source: Youtube