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Video: Tumi and the Volume's "Asinamali"

Check out this brand new video from one of South Africa's premiere hip-hop bands, Tumi and the Volume. "Asinamali", the single off their latest and third album Pick A Dream - which was  nominated in the best rap album category at the South African Music Awards this year -  literally translates as 'I have no money' (side note: we feel your pain), and ponders the relationship between fame, money and all that comes with it. Shot in a day inside of a studio in Northern Johannesburg, we're really digging the retro threads and toys.


If you haven't heard the album yet (released last April), you can take a listen here.

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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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