South African legend Black Coffee has connected with fellow SA musical talent Ami Faku on new single ‘There’s Music In The Air’, out 9th September on Gallo.
The latest Gallo Remixed release, a project that has generated interest from the global music creator community following a spate of recent re-imaginings from its distinguished catalogue, ‘There’s Music In The Air’ is an infectious modern remake of the 1976 classic from Letta Mbulu. One of the most significant releases of its time, the song is symbolic of a time of struggle for freedom in apartheid South Africa.
The new rework from Black Coffee signals a milestone for music from South Africa and its growing influence in the world. “This remix is one that I hold close to my heart as it represents so much of the struggle, perseverance and courage that my country has always put forth.
We’ve taken our roots and splashed a modern spin — I’m excited for this to be released for the world’s ears,” Black Coffee says. It follows German dance music visionary Henrik Schwarz’s remix of the Ladysmith Black Mambazo track ‘Ayikh’ Indaw’ Enjengekhaya’.
Establishing himself as one of the biggest stars of the global electronic music scene, Black Coffee’s diverse production style has gained him recognition across the world.
His penchant for production and vast musical knowledge jump-started the South African DJ scene and brought his cultural perspective to clubs and festivals around the globe.
After releasing his multi-award winning debut album Pieces Of Me, his profile continued to grow as he found himself collaborating with the likes of Drake, Alicia Keys and David Guetta, later dropping the Grammy-winning album Subconsciously last year. More recently he executive produced Drake’s album Honestly, Nevermind.
Ami Faku is a South African singer, songwriter who rose to fame as a contestant on The Voice SA in 2017. She then released her debut single ‘Ndikhethe Wena’, and later her debut studio album Imali, which debuted at #1 in South Africa in 2019. The following year she won the SAMA award for ‘Female Artist Of The Year’. Ami Faku is the South African Female artist with the most listeners on Spotify, following her recent releases ‘Asibe Happy’ and ‘Abalele’. The latter won the award for the most streamed song in South Africa at the 2022 South African Music Awards.
A breathtaking modern interpretation, ‘There’s Music In The Air’ is another era-defining release from Gallo Remixed.
Listen to the track below.