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William Onyeabor 'Atomic Bomb' Animated Short

Luaka Bop and Noisey teamed up to deliver the William Onyeabor 'Atomic Bomb' animated short from Spanish filmmaker Nicolai Troshinsky.


Just when we thought Onyeabor-mania was reaching the roof, the first official video off Who Is William Onyeabor? has proven the non-existence of said roof. Luaka Bop partnered with Noisey to commission Russian-born/Spanish animated illustrator/filmmaker Nicolai Troshinsky to turn standout "Atomic Bomb," and its not so subtle Cold War allusions, into a 1970s spy thriller. Troshinsky's animated psychedelia draw inspiration from the multiple whispers surrounding the life of Nigerian mystery-man William Onyeabor, as well as the animated Russian film series Styled Robbery. Watch the visual holy whaaat below and stay tuned for more from Luaka Bop in 2014– who promise an Onyeabor short film documentary, another music vid collab, and a series of live shows in the coming months. The complete smooth and good musing Who Is William Onyeabor? is now available to watch in its entirety via animated videos on youtube. Go get 'em 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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