Following his passing earlier this year, the Electronic Music industry has been honoring Virgil Abloh in their own ways.
Earlier this week, Black Coffee dropped a set in his honor titled, ‘For My Dear Friend V.’
The 41-year-old multi-talented and faceted fashion designer, architect, and DJ passed away after a two-year-long battle with cancer which wasn’t known of much.
On a social media post dedicated to him while sharing the set, 2022 Grammy-nominated Black Coffee shared, “We didn’t do all we wanted to do, but you alone selflessly did enough to inspire generations and generations to come. Even though you are physically gone, your passion, love, and light will shine through forever. I and many others will carry this spirit in everything we do.”
He went on to share, “This set encapsulates the various energies and emotions that 2021 didn’t fail to deliver and will honor you forever, Virgil Abloh.”
The two have worked closely together in the past and shared a bond way deeper than just on the musical level. In addition to the multiple B2B sets they performed, Abloh was commisioned by Black Coffee in 2018 tp design the arts school he was building in Johannesberg and in 2019, Abloh’s streetwear brand Off-White released a capsule collection inspired by Black Coffee and his South African Heritage.
The stellar set ‘For My Dear Friend V’ can be streamed in its entirety on Spotify, Apple Music, or directly on Black Coffee’s website here.
H/T – EDM.com
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