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Video: Zakee Talks Art and Artists in Brazil

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Our pal Zakee spent some time in Brazil shooting videos for his up coming album Assimilations and behind the scenes shorts in which he expounds upon his artistic process and his connections to the culture of Brazil, as well as revealing a few things about the new album. There are 9 videos in total which feature Zakee’s insightful commentary delivered in his usual smooth elocution.

In this latest video Zakee talks about how art is infused in Brazilian culture, and which local artists have caught his ear. Be sure to check for the other 8 videos and to watch out for Assimilations which drops September 13.

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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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