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Get 10% off all merchandise in the Okayafrica Store and the Okayplayer Store from now until April 1st (midnight on Saturday) by entering the promo code: PLAYA when you purchase. Step in and browse our collection of OKA original t-shirts, Questlove-curated vinyl collections, Fela Kuti albums, Freetown market necklaces and more!

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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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