A new short film series celebrating Black music history in Manchester has launched, with the first episode already available to watch.
Coming from the Rhythm Lab Records Stable, the sister project to Reform Radio, I Just Love How Black It Was started as part of Black History Month. The first instalment features rising producer Ethan Hill and decade-spanning drum & bass stalwart Madrush MC, covering "the history of shebeens, scared jungle promoters, and Home Office violence."
Kaytranada has shared a new track titled ‘Caution’.
As part of TikTok's Black History Month initiative, where the platform is sharing special playlists, banners, featured songs, and exclusively Black artists on the TikTok Live music series throughout February, Canadian DJ and producer has dropped his first single of 2021.
DJ software giants Serato are hosting a month-long five-part series of streams on their Twitch channel, celebrating the history of Black music in America.
Hosted by ethnomusicologist professor at Julliard’s department of music history, Dr Fredara Mareva Hadley, whose work looks at how people of African descent use music genres to construct and maintain community. She’ll be joined by DJ and producer Rich Medina for two of the episodes.
For the last instalment of Point Blank’s Black History Month series, they were joined by DJ Fonti, a UK garage legend and original member of Heartless Crew, to talk about his cultural background, how he linked up with Bushkin and Mighty Moe, what British black music means to him, how their UK anthem ‘Heartless Theme’ came together and much more.
For this masterclass, Point Blank were joined by one of their expert lecturers, Linton Bennett aka Stepz, to discuss life in lockdown, reunifying with his beloved studio, how his passion for music first ignited, how he broke into the music industry as a young black artist and everything in between.