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Kahli Abdu & VHS Safari's 'Journey' EP

Jos, Nigeria-born rapper Kahli Abdu & Brooklyn production team VHS Safari sample Grimes and rework Fela Kuti in the 3-track 'Journey' EP.


Jos, Nigeria-born rapper Kahli Abdu and Brooklyn-based production team VHS Safari follow their debut album A.R.T. Project with Journey. The self-produced 3-track EP, which was recorded at Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, fleshes out the group's sound, bringing in live drums and additional instrumentation to their productions. "Be A Body" features a Grimes sample, while "Doin My Thing" and "Fear Fear Factor" are remixes of previous Abdu tracks, the latter of which is an interpolation of Fela Kuti's "Fear Not For Man." The album's cover artwork, seen above, was crafted by our own DJ Underdog. Stream our premiere of Journey, being released ahead of Kahli Abdu & VHS Safari's first trip to Nigeria as a group, below and, for more, revisit their debut full-length A.R.T. Project.

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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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