November Picks with dameeeela

Meanjin based DJ and radio host dameeela is a whirlwind force to be reckoned with. With a long list of career highlights; from support slots for artists like Skepta, A$AP Rocky and UNiiQU3 to playing major festivals like Splendour In The Grass and Laneway Festival, dameeela’s eclectic taste and deep understanding of the roots of […]

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Get To Know: Amaliah

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

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October Picks with AGYENA

New picks live and direct from Germany.

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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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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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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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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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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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THE YEAR OF PERFORMATIVE ALLYSHIP

Aisha Nanor Martin shares her experiences in this powerful piece.

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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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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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NAME ME MVNSA

MVNSA tells stories that reflect the many facets of himself on his striking debut EP, ‘Name Me Mansa’.

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BLACK BANDCAMP MARCH PICKS: WASHINGTON DC

We link up with Washington’s finest for this month’s Bandcamp Day Picks.

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XADI’S NOSTALGIC REMINISCE ‘MOVIES’

West London’s Xadi talks to us about his latest work.

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BLACK BANDCAMP FEBRUARY PICKS: TANZANIA

February sees us turn to Tanzania to hear about what tunes the scene is feeling.

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BUILDING A QUEER NATION: A RETROSPECTIVE

B.O.S.S.’ Deborah Findlater takes a deep dive into the seminal London party Queer Nation.

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IDMAN IS HERE AND DOWN FOR IT

Canadian-Somali singer, songwriter, Idman makes an impressive debut with their first ever release, “Down For It”.

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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.

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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’

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BLESSED: NEW SOUNDS

GODSPEED label owner BLESSED sits down with Tanya Akinola.

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III META: ALXNDR LONDON’S ASCENT TO SELF ACTUALIZATION

Alexndr London breaks down his newest EP.

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MORGAN MUNROE IS PEELING BACK LAYERS OF HER ARTISTRY ON ‘LAYERS 0.5’

UK singer-songwriter Morgan Munroe makes a powerful debut with the release of her long awaited EP, “Layers 0.5”.

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CHANNEL U & AGAINST ALL ODDS: IN CONVERSATION WITH NICO TYLER JAMES

To celebrate the return of legendary Channel U, we talk to Nico Tyler James, star of ‘Against All Odds’, premiering on the channel.

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SPIRITUAL JAZZ AND AFRO DISCO BLEND ON PYRAMID PROJECTS’ “MANGROVES EP”

Lauryn Njeri sits down with The Pyramid Project to discuss their first release.

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BETINA QUEST: ALWAYS EVOLVING

The German-Burundian Betina Quest dissects her album ‘room in a room’.

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BLACK BANDCAMP NOVEMBER PICKS: NAARM

Bandcamp Friday sees us land in Naarm for some picks from the city’s creatives.

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LEX ARMOR GOES INWARD

Lauryn Njeri discusses her latest, ‘Government Tropicana’.

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MILES FROM KINSHASA’S ‘BELOVED’ EP CONVEYS THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY

Staff writer Lauryn Njeri speaks to the Congolese artist.

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BLACK BANDCAMP OCTOBER PICKS: NAIROBI

Check out some picks from our database, selected by Nairobi’s community.

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BAKHITA REFLECTS ON HER MAGICAL EP ‘CHAMO MILE:PYE’

Lauryn discusses this self-released project with the Nairobi native.

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LOVE IS BLUE: FINDING WARMTH IN AHYA SIMONE’S FROSTBITE

Fellow Detroit native Crystal Mioner breaks down Ahya’s latest project.

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BLACK BANDCAMP SEPTEMBER PICKS: LONDON

For this month’s Bandcamp Friday, our co-founder NIKS has reached out to her trusted fellow London selectors, to find out who their top Black Band Camp discoveries and picks of the month are.

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JOSH CAFFÉ TALKS COLLABORATING WITH HONEY DIJON

We get an inside look into working with a house music icon.

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TAKE OFF ON A SONICALLY ENTRANCING JOURNEY WITH BLAQKONGO ON “38 DAYS 38 WAYS”

Lauryn Njeri speaks with the South African maestro on a fascinating project.

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JON DIXON’S QUIET GENIUS

We catch up with the multi-instrumentalist and Detroit native.

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