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Premiere: Oy's Ghanaian Electronic 'Kokokyinaka' [Album Stream]

Stream Ghanaian experimental electronica songstress Oy's sophomore album "Kokokyinaka" in in its entirety.


Ghanaian/Swiss songstress Joy Frempong aka Oy crafts catchy, yet experimental, African-inflected electronica packed with personal stories, proverbs and a deep crate of unusual samples from everyday life in the continent — for example, she utilizes sounds like the clank of her mother's washing machine in Ghana and the shriek of knives being sharpened in an Ouagadougou market. Stream her outstanding sophomore album Kokokyinaka in full below. Pre-order the album now on iTunes, dropping April 11 via Creaked Records, and read more about Oy in our in-depth feature on the singer.

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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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