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Video: Oy 'Market Place'

Watch Ghanaian/Swiss electronic songstress Oy's Accra-shot choreographed video for "Market Place."


Ghanaian/Swiss singer Oy's "Market Place" lives in a rare (and outstanding) sonic sphere that carves catchy pop tunes out of African-inflected rhythms and field recordings from the continent — in a recent interview with Okayafrica, the singer revealed her use of uncommon samples like a "South African bird, ... audience clapping at the biennale in Mali, and rhythmical elements [like] knives being sharpened at a market in Ouagadougou." For the lead video off her album Kokokyinaka — which you can now stream in its entirety and buy on iTunes — the singer and a group of male choreographed dancers are seen out about an Accra market. Watch below.

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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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