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Video: Batida 'Ka Heueh ft. Ngongo' + LP Release


Batida aka DJ Mpula is the Angolan/Portuguese mind behind the semba-sampling "Yumbala" rhythm — one of our top tracks of last year. "Ka Heueh," a new concoction, came about as a sort of dare when Batida challenged MC Ngongo to add words to his instrumental. Watch the concert-footage clip for the new track below, filmed at Portugal's Festival Med. Batida is set to release his eponymous debut LP (cover art above) via Soundway Records.

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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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