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Premiere: Sinkane 'Runnin'


If you're familiar with indie rock's elite chances are you've come across Sinkane's work. The solo moniker of Sudanese-born multi-instrumentalist Ahmed Gallab, Sinkane has played with Yeasayer, Ontario electronic outfit Caribou, Athens' psychedelic Of Montreal and Born Ruffians — he also previously cut a solid Africa In Your Earbuds set.

"Runnin" couples upbeat percussion and circular funk melodies with downtrodden falsetto vocals. The single features remixes by Caribou main-man Dan Snaith (as Daphni) and Chandeliers. You can grab the full release as a name-your-price purchase. For more from Sinkane, check out his previously featured astral pop jam. Stream "Runnin" plus remixes below and buy it now!

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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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