After blowing up with Black Coffee’s underground hit ‘Kwanele’, Kronologik keeps building it’s reputation for releasing cutting edge world dance music by bringing you ‘Turn Me On’ - the second vinyl release from South Africa’s prolific awarding winning DJ/producer.
Nathi ‘Black Coffee’ Maphumulo began his DJ career back in 1994 while still in High School. While studying Music in Natal Technikon, he formed ‘Shana’ – a band that has gone on to record and release four albums. In 2001 he was offered an opportunity to freelance for various clubs and promoters until securing a residency at Voodoo Lounge nightclub - the most happening club of it’s time. In 2003 he was chosen as one of two South African participants in the Red Bull Music Academy which jumpstarted him into the South African DJ scene. So much so that he was given the prime weekend dance slot on Umhlobo Wenene (Saturday’s 8-10) – a show featuring the most international DJ’s on South African radio. In 2006 Black Coffee triumphed in the category of Best Dance Album at the prestigious South African Music Awards and in 2007 he was picked to play at the Red Bull Music Academy lounge at the Sonar festival in Barcelona. Black Coffee has played alongside the cream of local and international DJ’s including Little Louie Vega, Alix Alvarez, Franck Roger, Charles Webster, DJ Spinna and Osunlade.
“Turn Me On” is the second release from Black Coffee on Kronologik. It’s a deep grooving house track that combines the raw soul of live instrumentation and vocals with contemporary production techniques and dancefloor sensibility. Built on tribal percussive beats, mellow keyboard stabs and a deep bassline, the track features sweet, dreamy vocals courtesy of fellow South African artist, Bucie.
On the flipside is the instrumental track, “Come To Me” – an energetic chuggy afro-house cut with a hip shaking bassline, hypnotic synth stabs and live organ hooks.
The buzz that was created with Black Coffee’s first Kronologik release - “Kwanele” - now continues with “Turn Me On”. From the moment Kronologik frontman, Mario Cee, first debut it on his Chunky Tuesdays show on Passion FM the lines immediately went crazy with everyone wanting to know where they can pick up this track. It has been power played extensively on Passion and all the major underground house stations and has been on Vinyl Junkies’ and Black Market’s house top sellers.