What keeps Black Coffee motivated

By  | Jun 22, 2020, 01:47 PM  | Black Coffee  | Top of The

Black Coffee continues to put South African music on the map.

The internationally-renowed DJ, who welcomed his fourth child in June, has graced the August cover of Mixmag, the world's biggest selling music and clubbing magazine. 

In the interview, Black Coffee speaks about how his journey in music began. He told the mag: "I knew I wanted to be an international DJ from a very early age. And even before that it was always my dream to be recognised worldwide, even if I wasn't quite sure how. My life at that time was very removed from the reality of this idea of course, but that was the conversation I used to have privately with myself, and with God."

His dreams have certainly become a reality and he's been all over the world with his music.

So, what keeps a successful DJ like him motivated? Well, he said: "You know, living in the rural areas and the city has been a blessing in the way they have helped me understand and respect all kinds of people. I drive on the freeway in South Africa and see these guys in their work vans, and think to myself: I have been that guy.

"But nowadays I'm driving home from playing a gig where I make a month's salary in an hour, and that pushes me. That's what drives me. The struggling people are the ones who inspire me, the ones who have nothing." 

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