Managing My Mental Fitness
To recognise 2022’s Mental Health Awareness Month, we asked valued community member and friend Eddington, to discuss their approach to protecting their mental energy.
Influential Moments in Dance Music’s Black History
As part of Black History Month in the United States, B.A.D. revisit three key moments in U.S. history that were monumental to the evolution of Dance music as we know it. DISCO DEMOLITION NIGHT Disco, the soundtrack of the 70s, was so popular that disco albums dominated the Grammy Awards by 1978. The popularity of […]
B.A.D.mix 008 – internationalJOE
2022 sees our mix series kick off with a true musical soul.
January Picks with Makossiri
For this month’s B.A.D. Picks, we’re joined by Kampala-based electronic producer and DJ Makossiri. With a fearless, often DIY approach, Makossiri’s musical style is steeped in a wide range of influences; from experimental and industrial to psy-trance and sounds inspired by Afro-Futurism and mythology. Her debut EP ‘Juicy Juicy‘ with Nyege Nyege Tapes sublabel Hakuna […]
B.A.D. Staff Highlights of 2021
The team behind Black Artist Database reflect on some of their favourite tracks, albums, articles, mixes, performances and more of the past year. Niks Mix – rRoxymore for Crack Magazine I was fortunate enough to have attended this event in November 2019 at Fabric. It was a Hessle Audio curation and on a Sunday (so […]
VOICES: SMOKIN’ JO
If you don’t know, get to know: Smokin’ Jo in conversation with our very own NIKS.
September Picks with Otik
New picks courtesy of an exhilarating DJ & producer playing our first party.
The Tender Sounds of Eddington Again
Tanya Akinola talks new music with an old acquaintance.
Grief and Healing Through Sound: The Deeply Personal World of Lauren Duffus’ SULK
An exciting newcomer shares thoughts on a truly honest debut.
THE BEAUTIFUL MELANCHOLY OF “MANHAMO’S SON: CHAPTER II”
THEBOYNAMEDSIMBA gives us insight on his sonic expression of a turbulent life on his latest project, “Manhamo’s Son: Chapter II”
ONE TO WATCH: LIFE LIVING RECORDS
James Acquaye Nortey-Glover takes a deep dive into one of the most exciting groups in drill music.
June Picks with Sarah Farina
For B.A.D.’s June Picks, we reached out to Berlin based DJ, producer and activist Sarah Farina to take us through her current favourite Bandcamp selections.
The underground mainstay sheds light on a fascinating life with Heléna Star.
THE MUSIC OF THE REUNION ISLAND: MALOYA
Looking at the island through a musical lens, with Aleksand Saya.
TOYA DELAZY PRESENTS “AFRORAVE VOL.1”
East London based MC, Toya Delazy graces us with “Afrorave Vol. 1”.
THE YEAR OF PERFORMATIVE ALLYSHIP
Aisha Nanor Martin shares her experiences in this powerful piece.
MEET THE TEAM
Black Artist Database is comprised of a global team, with members spread across the U.K., Europe, Africa and Australia. Get acquainted with the core members pushing the platform forward.
B.A.D.mix 001 – EDDIE FOWLKES
The inaugural mix in our new series, coming straight from the D.
BANDCAMP MAY PICKS: LUSAKA
We head to Lusaka for a variety of picks, fitting of the last Bandcamp Friday.
BLACK BANDCAMP APRIL PICKS: SOUTH AFRICA
April sees us take the temperature in South Africa with some leading creatives in the scene.
VOICES: RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER
baby k sits down for a riveting conversation with a seminal artist.
VOICES: CHRIS INPERSPECTIVE
The mammoth DnB figure discusses a range of topics with baby k.
VOICES: DJ PAULETTE (PART 2)
The second half of our conversation with the Manchester legend.
VOICES: DJ PAULETTE (PART 1)
Director baby k speaks to the inimitable DJ Paulette to open our Voices series.