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Audio: Ayo Olatunji 'I'd Be Lying' + 'Piece of Mind' + 'Strangers'


Ayo Olatunji, the grandson of Nigerian drumming legend Babatunde Olatunji, honed his craft performing with his granpop's Drums of Passion troupe. Following a number of high-profile gigs at the likes of Carnegie Hall and the MET,  plus a songwriting credit on Spike Lee's Inside Man, Ayo is now churning out his own electro-tinged R&B productions. Hear and grab "I'd Be Lying, "Piece of Mind," and "Strangers" — three tracks off Ayo's upcoming Isolation mixtape — below. The full tape will be available for free at his website July 24.

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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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