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Video: Staff Benda Bilili 'Osali Mabe'

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DRC street band Staff Benda Bilili, the subjects of a Cannes-selected documentary focusing on their physical disabilities and unbarred DIY approach to making music, are readying the September 3 release of new full-length Bouger Le Monde, via Crammed Discs. The video for "Osali Mabe," a twisting sunshine guitar lead-single off that upcoming LP, follows the band as they rehearse at their bare-boned Kinshasa spot and record at Renapec Studio. Buy the single and watch the clip above.

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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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