Video: South Africa's New Dance Music, Shangaan Electro

Fresh from Soweto, South Africa, comes Shangaan Electro - a new blend of dance music featuring stripped-down African beats, melodies, and instruments electronically tweaked to superfast speeds. The music has even created a culture of it's own, complete with new dance moves, outlandish costumes, and public dance-offs. Check out this video from and head into the studio with A Man Called Dog, the mastermind behind it all - and hop on over to Honest Jon's to order their forthcoming Shangaan Electro  compilation.

Image via Sheila Afari PR.

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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