"An inspiration." "A visionary." "A legend."
These are only a few of the commendations awarded to the late Virgil Abloh by the electronic music community following his tragic death on November 28th. The renowned fashion designer, architect and DJ passed away at the age of 41 after a two-year battle with cancer.
Now, iconic South African dance music producer and 2022 Grammy nominee Black Coffee has spearheaded his own special ode to his late friend and collaborator: a brand new DJ mix called For My Dear Friend V.
For My Dear Friend V brings together 13 unique house and techno tracks from a variety of African artists, including the spellbinding "Emazulwini" by Sun-El Musician and the tension-filled "The Warrior's Prayer" by Karyendasoul. It also features a beautifully layered techno rendition of The Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition," by Safar and neverwaves, as well as "Don't Take It Personal," one of the latest releases from Jimi Jules.
"This set encapsulates the various energies and emotions that 2021 didn't fail to deliver and will honor you forever," Black Coffee wrote on social media.