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Photos: Theophilus London in South Africa


Last week Theophilus London performed two shows in Johannesburg, South Africa. London took a whole posse with him to the continent including music video director Vashtie. In the photo above, London and Vashtie pose at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg.

View photos and anecdotes from their journey on Vashtie's blog. We couldn't help but notice these dope Baba Tunde hats they found by Joburg designer Gareth Cowden. (via Vashtie)

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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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