B.A.D.mix 017 – Dre Ngozi

Expect the unexpected from this selector.

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B.A.D.mix 016 – MUZU

Sweltering sounds to move to.

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B.A.D.mix 015 – Gafacci

An all production mix from a Ghanaian maestro.

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B.A.D.mix 014 – Menzi

Durban’s finest steps up to the plate. Straight home run.

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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.

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B.A.D.mix 013 – KMRU

Sounds, to be enjoyed.

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B.A.D.mix 012 – DJ Shannon

International bangers straight from the States.

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B.A.D.mix 011 – SENHORÂ

South African sensation SENHORÂ stupefies with our latest.

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B.A.D.mix 010 – Sheba Q

Jungle & more from the London based Sheba Q.

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B.A.D.mix 009 – Hibotep

Global sounds coming out of the east side of the continent.

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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 […]

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B.A.D.mix 008 – internationalJOE

2022 sees our mix series kick off with a true musical soul.

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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 […]

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B.A.D. Highlights From The Database

50 tracks from Oscar’s favourites in 2021.

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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 […]

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November Picks with dameeeela

Strong selections out of Meanjin.

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B.A.D.mix 007 – C.FRIM

A serious mix with both feet firmly in the Naarm dance.

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VOICES: JADALAREIGN

Tune in for a chat with a key member of the NY ecosystem.

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Get To Know: Amaliah

London’s rising new DJ shares her debut production effort.

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B.A.D.mix 006 – Mr. Redley

Transatlantic flavours from a London favourite.

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October Picks with AGYENA

New picks live and direct from Germany.

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VOICES: SMOKIN’ JO

If you don’t know, get to know: Smokin’ Jo in conversation with our very own NIKS.

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September Picks with Otik

New picks courtesy of an exhilarating DJ & producer playing our first party.

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The Tender Sounds of Eddington Again

Tanya Akinola talks new music with an old acquaintance.

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VOICES: JUNIOR TOMLIN

Miles Takes & baby k talk to a generational talent.

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B.A.D.mix 005 – SHE Spells Doom

A plethora of sounds straight out of Lusaka.

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ERGO, BRIA

Ergo, Bria releases her genre bending Pop Punk debut, “Ergo”

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August Picks with Lil C

A peek into the musical mind of a firm London favourite.

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Grief and Healing Through Sound: The Deeply Personal World of Lauren Duffus’ SULK

An exciting newcomer shares thoughts on a truly honest debut.

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VOICES: [MONRHEA] x KMRU

Voices returns with 2 of Nairobi’s finest.

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B.A.D.mix 004 – Shy One

All-Black bangers from a premier party starter.

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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”

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July Picks with Escaflowne

Stellar selections from the rising New Yorker.

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ONE TO WATCH: LIFE LIVING RECORDS

James Acquaye Nortey-Glover takes a deep dive into one of the most exciting groups in drill music.

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VOICES: A GUY CALLED GERALD

An exploration of a pioneering musical mind.

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B.A.D.mix 003 – Kampire

One of Kampala’s finest steps up to the plate.

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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.

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VOICES: LAKUTI

The underground mainstay sheds light on a fascinating life with Heléna Star.

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THE MUSIC OF THE REUNION ISLAND: MALOYA

Looking at the island through a musical lens, with Aleksand Saya.

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TOYA DELAZY PRESENTS “AFRORAVE VOL.1”

East London based MC, Toya Delazy graces us with “Afrorave Vol. 1”.

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B.A.D.mix 002 – Benk0

Mix number 2, provided by an up and coming London talent.

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THE YEAR OF PERFORMATIVE ALLYSHIP

Aisha Nanor Martin shares her experiences in this powerful piece.

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VOICES: EDDINGTON AGAIN

Christine Kakaire speaks with a true artist.

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A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTORS:

Niks & Kay share some thoughts.

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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.

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B.A.D.mix 001 – EDDIE FOWLKES

The inaugural mix in our new series, coming straight from the D.

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BANDCAMP MAY PICKS: LUSAKA

We head to Lusaka for a variety of picks, fitting of the last Bandcamp Friday.

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BLACK BANDCAMP APRIL PICKS: SOUTH AFRICA

April sees us take the temperature in South Africa with some leading creatives in the scene.

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VOICES: IFEOLUWA

NIKS speaks to the British-Nigerian DJ.

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VOICES: RUSSELL E.L. BUTLER

baby k sits down for a riveting conversation with a seminal artist.

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