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Audio: SIJI's New Afrohouse Single, 'Ijo'

Listen to Siji's new single, "Ijo"

Siji spent much of his childhood in Lagos and London before coming to the U.S. to further his musical ambitions. His own cultural heritage combined with the political and social movements of the age exposed young Siji to the insurgent, politicized music of afrobeat legends Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade and Tony Allen as well as the soulful grooves of Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Otis Redding. The production by New York-based Alix Alvarez on Siji's new single, "Ijo" highlights these influences over a traditional, thumping house beat. Check out the duo's new single and more from Siji, including his new album, ADESIJI, over at www.sijimusic.com.
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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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