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Audio: DJ Spoko's Bacardi House Jam 'Azange'

Stream SA "bacardi house" / African dance music innovator DJ Spoko's "Azange" is a percussion-heavy kwaito jam.


We've been championing DJ Spoko ever since we heard his top-notch percussion craft on DJ Mujava‘s massive hit “Township Funk.” The South African producer, who honed his African dance music production skills under shangaan electro mastermind Nozinja, has been churning out his own “bacardi house” production style for years now. He's now released the Ghost Town EP on indie boutique label True Panther. Hear DJ Spoko's "Azange," the lead track off that EP below — it features Spoko's pals Magaula and Puzuzu on the mic. For more from DJ Spoko check out his previously featured music video for "Cucumba," remix of Sun Airway and Grave MixCheck out DJ Spoko's "Azange!"

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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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