That DJ Black Coffee & Nduduzo collabo is fire

When two of the best artists meet up creatively...the result is beautiful music!

07 December 2018 - 10:00 By Chrizelda Kekana
Jazz musician Nduduzo said working with Black Coffee was amazing.
Jazz musician Nduduzo said working with Black Coffee was amazing.
Image: Instagram/Nduduzo Makhathini

DJ Black Coffee and Nduduzo Makhathini's collabo is more than two kings joining forces and is more like a spiritual  affair.

In an interview with TshisaLIVE, Nduduzo explained that he and Black Coffee created music with a vision and that the fusion of their different kinds of music created something that would inspire the coming generations.

"Coffee knows that we don't get to choose certain things in our lives but that we are servants of the music. I mean the idea of Music Is King, as well for me, it is quite profound. In that it says wherever the music leads you, you are willing to go as a musician. He doesn't idolise the musician but the art, the music."

Nduduzo explained that he and Coffee had actually attended the same school when they were younger and although they would have never thought tha they would be re-united by music, Nduduzo never forgot Coffee.

"Black Coffee and I actually went to same school and learnt from the same teachers and we were both at UKZN. We did the same program and were taught by the same teachers, even though he was senior to me, I think by two or three years. That was one connection we had and the other was we actually had similar ideas about music and many other things."

A collabo with Coffee was a non-brainer.

"If we listen to the ancestors and if we see ourselves as the 'ones that have been sent' then we have to flow with the direction the music takes. Black Coffee has such profound symbolism in his music, it was the music that led us here.

"I am at a place where I am thinking deliberately about how we can dissolve genres and a collaboration between house and jazz, which are both quite distinct communities but can easily talk to each other to create something amazing."

Nduduzo said the jazz community has received his Black Coffee collabo so well and many have told him they are looking forward to more.

The jazz musician has been hailed for his "healing" music and said that he would be going into studio to create his new album Modes Of Communication: Messages from the Underworld.