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Black Coffee feat. Thiwe – Crazy (Manoo & Francois A. & Charles Webster Mixes) [Foliage Records] {promo}

release date: May/02/2011


The definitive soulful house track of 2010, Crazy by Black Coffee featuring Thiwe, reaches the final stage in its constant evolution, progression and reinterpretation within the house world. Crazy, which topped the Traxsource singles charts for 2010, received the accolades and praise of the house world’s most revered names for its unadulterated and soulful passion.

Black Coffee, the master behind Crazy, is the most notable name in South African house music, and is one of the most imperative and admired names within the house world. Recently completing a 60 hour charitable DJ set, and with constant culturally minded output, Black Coffee’s fiercely passionate and ambitious musical ethos is venerated worldwide.

Crazy has already been reinterpreted and reinvented by some of the house world’s most respected producers, including the illustrious Quentin Harris, Zepherin Saint and Culoe De Song, and within its final chapter of creative evolution, Charles Webster, Manoo & Francois A give Crazy the soulful and aurally decadent send off it deserves.

Poignant, moving and engaging, Charles Webster, Manoo & Francois A leave their signature soulful and spiritual sounds within their remixes. Dazzling and daring, they remain innovative, imaginative and ingenious whilst remaining respectful to Crazy’s original emotional finesse. Crazy, which holds great significance to all involved, is nurtured most fervently by its original creators.

“The 1st time I heard this track it was an RnB Soul version that Thiwe did for her album 3 years ago. I was hooked by how she had written it and expressed herself vocally. I then spoke to her when I was working on my album Home Brewed 2 years ago to see if we could re-work and re-record. Well yeah, the rest is history.” (Black Coffee)

“Crazy was written when I got my heart broken and it took me some time to get over the pain. I would still wish that the man I loved would come back to me. So it healed me, and now I sing it with such passion because it takes me back to that moment in my life.” (Thiwe)

An inspiring and eternally enchanting track, Crazy, will forever be embedded within the hearts of the house world. A musical journey and endeavour for Black Coffee, Thiwe, the multitude of remixers and Foliage Records, Crazy proves the historical and poignant soundtrack to contemporary house, in its many striking forms.


Some Reactions:
Aaron Ross: “One of my favourite songs from last year with a hot remix from Manoo and Francois – DOPE!”
Atjazz: “Honestly, I love all the versions here, a real stitch in time for me, Love it! “
DJ Spen: “KILLER!!!!!!”
DJ Spinna: “Loving both mixes. I especially dig Charles Webster’s slower mix. It’s a fresh new approach and another breath of life for this current classic joint.”
Danny Krivit: “Love the Manoo & Francois Deep Journey Mix.”
Yass: “Great revisit from Charles Webster, crazy vibe!!! Love it… The Manoo & Francois A ones are dope too Good job. ;-)”
The Layabouts: “Again more quality from Foliage, love Manoo and Francois A new mixes of this.”
Rocco: “Fantastic Remix by the Masters of Deep House!! Charles turned it in his perfect way as only him know the secret! Manoo and Fran?ois A bring here one of their best remix work I heard! Support!!!!”
Terry Hunter: “Cant wait to play this at BANG Sunday… HOT!!!”
Tedd Patterson : “I already bought it! obviously that means I love it. 🙂 Thanks”
CJ Mackintosh : “Loving Deep Journey Mix.”
Greg Gauthier: “Nice Remixes.”
DJ Angelo: “Dancefloor bomb!”
Alan O’ Malley: “More slamming mixes of ‘Crazy’, can’t wait to playlist on the show this week, top stuff from Foliage again !!”


Original – Performed by Nkosinathi Maphumulo, P Sihlangu and T Mbola. Music by Nkosinathi Maphumulo and lyrics by P Sihlangu and T Mbola, Published by Soulistic Music and Press Publishing. Under exclusive license from Soulistic Music to Foliage Records.
01 & 02 Remix produced and arranged by Manoo & Francois A. Mixed by Atjazz with love, at the Atlab 2011. Special Thanks to: Pete Henry for his patience.
03 & 04 Remix produced, arranged and mixed by Charles Webster for

All tracks mastered at
Cover artwork and painting by Dragon76
(P) & (C) 2011 Foliage Records?
Executive Producer: Pete Henry?
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