REVIEW: Black Coffee Comes to Leeds.

Black Coffee came to Mint Club in Leeds and brought out the house fans from London through to Leeds (and other places). 

The South African DJ and producer is no stranger to the UK but he is to the Leeds scene. Most known for collaborating with artists like Drake, Bucie and Ibiza club appearances, it was a blessing to have Coffee in Leeds for £20.

With a genre such as deep house, it’s not as appreciated even with Southern african people who it originates, it’s hard to understand. The genre mainly consists of beats often featuring drums plus other instruments AND not all songs often include vocals.

Upon arrival at the venue at 9:30pm, there were about three or four people so I decided to leave and I arrived back at 11pm. I didn’t think people would show up at all seeing as the event wasn’t hugely advertised although there were posters here and there around town.

Once Black Coffee was inside the venue out around 1:30am, the crowd shifted towards the stage. I stayed along back for a while to avoid bumping into anyone, everyone wanted to be where Black Coffee was. There was no announcement telling the crowd he was there but his presence was felt.

Making my way to the front of the crowd, the room was packed, I finally saw what people came to see the hype surrounding Coffees shows. Behind him, the DJ’s who opened the show were in awe and the crowd itself was just amazed at how once person can be so talented. If I was the DJ, I probably would have in short – lost my sh*t. It was one of the best shows I have been to, ever.

Reasons why:

  • Artists rarely come to Yorkshire they go to neighbouring cities like Machester and rarely ever visit Leeds. As one of the biggest cities in the UK, it’s quite a surprise that this happens however once in a while big artists do come, and, when they do, it’s always a good time.
  • Planning an event on a Thursday night could go either way realistically, you just have to hope for the best.When the event was due to start at 9pm instead of heading straight to the event, I went to Headrow House to avoid being the only person there.  By the time I arrived a couple hours later the energy was high and people carried this energy through out the night.
  • I have seen videos of his shows online, and most of us have fallen for the trap of following peoples shows online and when you get there its nothing like it. The same energy he gives in videos online is the same in person.


Thank you for reading,

Mack x



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