Black Coffee is Africa’s first superstar DJ: a sensation from the township of Mthatha who has rejected the narrow definitions of Afrobeat and world music to become one of the continent’s most famous – and inspiring – musicians.

“He’s the mack daddy of South African DJs and South African house music,” the singer Bandile says of his countryman Black Coffee. “He’s our DJ Khaled.”

Born Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, he grew up in the ‘80s under the apartheid regime and quickly picked up a taste for music, singing in choirs and making mix cassettes on the home stereo. After suffering horrific injuries when a driver ploughed into the crowd he was in as they celebrated Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the young Nathi lost the use of his left hand.

But the setback only made him more determined to succeed as a musician: he studied jazz at university, before forming the Afro-pop group SHANA. After being landed with the world music label, Nathi went solo and produced a record by himself in an attempt to make it in dance music. From there it has been a steady rise to the top: by 2007 he was playing at Sonar in Barcelona, and in 2010 he headlined the Soul Summit festival in Brooklyn.

Fast forward to this summer, and the multi-platinum star is warming up for his new Saturday night residency at Hï Ibiza, the White Isle’s newest superclub that has taken up the mantle left by Space. This Sub Club show tomorrow night is Maphumulo’s first Scottish gig, and with support from home-grown house star Jasper James it looks set to be an absolute stormer.

Black Coffee and Jasper James, tomorrow, Sub Club, 11pm – 3am, £15

Nightmares on Wax

For three minutes, we dared to dream. As Leigh Griffiths stood squinting in the Hampden sun – his freshly-chopped barnet flapping in the breeze, brow furrowing as he weighs up the complex series of calculations that will lift the ball up and over the wall and past Joe Hart – a nation collectively held its breath. Then he did it, and the entire country erupted. In the pub downstairs from my flat pints went flying as grown men stood screaming on tables, fists in the air, their faces red from a combination of the suffocating heat and their over-exuberant celebrations.

And then, facing the dizzying prospect of a rare victory over our most bitter foes, we did the most predictable thing a Scotland team could do in that situation and contrived to snatch a draw from the jaws of victory. From unbelievable joy to utter despair in under five minutes. There are no other words for it: the end of Saturday’s game against England turned from a dream into a living nightmare.

Anybody who witnessed that chastening turnaround will be understandably reluctant to put themselves through another nightmare scenario so soon afterwards. But this one, at the Berkeley Suite on Saturday night, should cause none of the despair that hung about the south side like a bad smell in the aftermath of last week’s game.

The Leeds producer Nightmares on Wax doesn’t do that kind of thing, you see. A proper UK dance veteran, George Evelyn creates tunes that are more likely to relax than scare you. A pre-teen breakdancer, he cut his first track as a 14-year-old before forming Nightmares on Wax with his mate Kevin Harper.

Their bleepy, proto-electro hit Dextrous exploded onto the rave scene back in 1991, while the record label that was set up to help them get that first single out became the seminal Warp Records. Since then, Evelyn has become the king of downtempo chillout, sampling rare hip-hop, reggae and soul records and turning them into lush, languid – and addictive – jams.

His latest EP, 2016’s Ground Floor, was inspired by his early clubbing days, so expect to hear some of its more house-y elements as the night progresses. Local promoters The Sweet Life – the self-described “sweetest boys in Charing Cross” – have been punting this show as a pick-me-up for last week’s less-than-thrilling election results, although revellers will have to leave their politics at the door or face being side-eyed by everyone else there. As even the most hardened Tory would admit, it’s a small price to pay to see a legend of UK dance music in such an intimate setting.

· Nightmares on Wax, Saturday, The Berkeley Suite, 11pm – 3am, £10

Silent Servant

Tomorrow night at La Cheetah, the Los Angeles producer Silent Servant – aka Juan Mendez – brings his outsider techno to Queen Street for a night of infectiously experimental noise. Mendez’s musical roots go back to the late ‘90s, when he started DJing after an adolescence spent listening to Sonic Youth and The Smiths. Drawing on sensibilities that reflect the modern, multicultural sprawl of his hometown, he makes electronica that is weird, off-balance and pretty fascinating. This is another Glasgow debut: get down there tomorrow to catch this three-hour set in another intimate venue. The following night, Nightrave heads back in time to the golden age of UK garage, funky, bassline and grime. DJs Milktray and Bushido line up back to back, with former Ministry of Sound resident Rebecca Vasmant and Nightwave making up the billing.

· Silent Servant, tomorrow, La Cheetah, 11pm – 3am, £7/£10