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Okayfuture Video: SBTRKT “Hold On” ft. Sampha

We spotted adopted Okayafro-futurist producer SBTRKT's latest clip over at our main channel:


The future is here and the future is Okay with us. Translation: SBTRKT premiered the new video for his song “Hold On”–the cold stares and icy chimes of which are softened quite a bit by the falsetto of regular collaborator Sampha–on MTV Hive [yesterday]. The video by director Sam Pilling is a nice analog of the song’s emotion, trapping an unnamed protagonist in a sort of Ground Hog Day meets No Exit time-loop, endlessly replaying the same moment of quiet loss with the subtlest of variations. Alain Robbe-Grillet, hold your head.

Watch the clip above and read our in-depth interview with A Hidden Place, the man behind SBTRKT's ritualistic masks.

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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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