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.
NAME ME MVNSA
MVNSA tells stories that reflect the many facets of himself on his striking debut EP, ‘Name Me Mansa’.
BLACK BANDCAMP MARCH PICKS: WASHINGTON DC
We link up with Washington’s finest for this month’s Bandcamp Day Picks.
BLACK BANDCAMP FEBRUARY PICKS: TANZANIA
February sees us turn to Tanzania to hear about what tunes the scene is feeling.
BUILDING A QUEER NATION: A RETROSPECTIVE
B.O.S.S.’ Deborah Findlater takes a deep dive into the seminal London party Queer Nation.
IDMAN IS HERE AND DOWN FOR IT
Canadian-Somali singer, songwriter, Idman makes an impressive debut with their first ever release, “Down For It”.
BLACK BANDCAMP DECEMBER PICKS: EUROPE
December’s Bandcamp Friday sees us reach out to some of our favourite DJs residing on the European continent. Have a look for some stellar music, all found on our Black Bandcamp database.
LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME, RIVER MOON’S LIGHT
Crystal Mioner catches up with River Moon on her latest project, ‘LIKE A MOTH TO A FLAME’