Bajah + the Dry Eye Crew announce album release.

Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew, superstars from Sierra Leone, have just officially announced their first international release due out in fall 2010 on One Haven Music. Recently seen rocking alongside The Legendary Roots Crew at their jams at the Highline Ballroom in New York City, B+DEC's album features an all-star line-up of guests including ?uestlove, Talib Kweli, K'Naan,  Nneka, RES, James Poyser, and the production duo Fyre Dept. Damn, we knew it was hot in Africa!

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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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