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Video: Antibalas 'Dirty Money'

Antibalas, New York City's go-to afrobeat veterans, have been around for over ten years yet never made a music video. "Dirty Money," the group's first immersion into the moving-image, follows a puppet story about financial woes — many of the scenes being direct visual representations of the song's wealth vs. workingman lyrics. Watch above and find the track on Antibalas' self-titled LP out August 7 via Daptone Records. New Yorkers can catch some group members playing live as the backing band for FELA!.


[H/T Spin]

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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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