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William Onyeabor x Central Park Roller Dancers 'Fantastic Man'

In the latest William Onyeabor video, New York's Central Park roller dancers skate around to 'Fantastic Man.'


In the latest chapter of William Onyeabor mania, Central Park's phenomenal rollerskaters glide on by to the smooth and synthy sounds of Nigeria's re-released sensation. Adam Bainbridge (aka UK electro-pop's Kindness) and Camilla Wasserman were tapped to direct a retro-nodding video for the non-egotistical, ego pat "Fantastic Man," in which Onyeabor asks the love of his life to sprinkle on the compliments (but only because it's reciprocative). Look out for more from Onyeabor champions Luaka Bop this year. In the meantime, head to the Okayplayer Shop to style yourself in William Onyeabor gear, and watch the bubbly-funk theme song score a New York rollerdance session below.

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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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