Nightclubs - Event posted by elena
Address: Via Pratese, 46 , FlorenceDate: Sunday 21 April 2019
Sunday 21st April special appointment with Nobody's Perfect
From South Africa to worldwide audiences
Al Tenax in Black Coffee console
Growing up in the Apartheid period, at the age of 14 he lost the use of an arm during the celebrations for the release of Mandela, nevertheless he became one of the most beloved DJs in the world. Among his fans is rapper Drake, but there is also Pharrel Williams on the incredible list of artists he has collaborated with
Black Coffee , a true phenomenon of the international house scene, arrives at the Tenax console on Sunday 21st April for the Nobody's Perfect Easter party (opening at 10:30 pm - admission 20/23/25 €, forbidden to children under 18 ).
Growing up during the Apartheid period, at the age of 14 he lost the use of an arm during the celebrations for the release of Mandela, but this will not prevent him from fulfilling his great dream: to become one of the most beloved DJs in the world.
Starting from his country driven by the desire to get to know music as thoroughly as possible, today he collaborates with artists of the caliber of Pharell Williams, Drake and Davide Guetta , but always without forgetting his origins. MixMag called it "one of the few African artists that manages to influence the entire world of house music".
His professional career begins with the study of jazz in his hometown, Durban, on the east coast of South Africa, and with the formation of the urban-soul trio "Shana". In 2003 the first turning point for his career arrives: the Red Bull Music Academy chooses him to represent the electronic music of South Africa. Since then he has begun to work his way up showing that he can create club music on a par with all the other DJs. In 2005 he released his debut album "Black Coffee" for the Soulistic Music label and two years later he published "Have another one", with a myriad of great female singers.
The public's interest in Black Coffee is growing more and more and a new phase opens up for him: after the publication of "H eme B rewed" (2009), he wins the Best Urban Dance Album and Best Male Artist awards and in the 2011 is nominated for the Best Worldwide Act at the MTV Europe Awards in the Africa, India and Middle East category. In the same year, “Africa Rising” is released, whose first presentation included a 24-piece orchestra, a band and leading artists at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
His international fame continues to grow when in 2013 he participates in the Southport Weekender electronic music festivals in Cape Town and ADE in Amsterdam.
After playing in cult places of electronic music such as the Panorama Bar in Berlin and the Circoloco in Ibiza, he is one of the few African DJs to perform in the exclusive Boiler Room.
Become an official spokesperson and ambassador for Bridges For Music , the non-profit organization that supports the local music scene in developing countries and considers music a possible tool for cultural growth.
In 2015 he released his fifth album "Pieces of Me", anticipated by the single "We Dance Again", later starring in MixMag Live in London and in August the prestigious magazine MixMag dedicated its cover to him.
Two years later he publishes with Drake the song "Get it together", with the voice of Jorja Smith, and starts collaborating with some of the biggest in the world, including Diddy, Usher, Akon and Pharell Williams.
In 2017 he gets an 18-week residency at Hi Ibiza (formerly Space), the new island hotspot run by The Ushuaia Group. Later he worked with the legendary David Guetta on the single "Drive" released with the singer Delilah Montagu.
Today, with over 250 shows a year, the Black Coffee tour continues unabated, having once again stopped at Coachella and Tomorrowland last year.
Philipp's honors. The career of the Florentine dj, historical resident of the Tenax, begins in 2002 and passes through some of the most renowned Italian and foreign clubs including Cocoricò, Red Zone, Link and Dok Show. His vision, however, is much broader and leads him to develop together with his friend and colleague Cole, another DJ of great influence in the national club scene, the Fragola project, a cult event for clubbers from all over Italy. After about fifteen years of experience behind the console Philipp has developed a natural feeling with his audience thanks to an eclecticism matured to be able to convey the right mood in every situation always remembering that the DJ, first of all, is the one who is fun and dance.
Recommended parking Peretola Parking Florence airport parking, just 500m from the Club.
More information: https://www.tenax.org/
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