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AFRICA UNSIGNED: The Best Unsigned Musicians From The Continent


In case you need to expand your search for amazing new African artists beyond okayafrica (which we won't be encouraging often), then you need to check out Africa Unsigned!  The site allows anyone to check out and support the best unsigned artists from the African continent. Selected artists have the opportunity to upload their music and profile onto AfricaUnsigned.com, where you can then check out and support artists that you love. Once an artist hits the funding goal of $10,000, Africa Unsigned uses the budget towards the professional recording of a minimum of three tracks. Africa Unsigned is made up of producers, artists, managers and promoters that believe in the future of African music, and are located worldwide. After checking out their website, I, for one, am hoping that there will be a beautiful budding relationship between okayafrica and Africa Unsigned.

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9 Black Electronic Musicians You Should Be Listening To

Featuring DJ Lag, Spellling, Nozinja, Klein, LSDXOXO and more.

We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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