The contribution of Black voices in house and techno are many. In fact, the bedrock of electronic music owes much of its legacy to Black artists. From Chicago and Detroit, the cities that started it all, its local pioneers wove dance music culture’s fabric that now stretches globally. Frankie Knuckles, Larry Heard, Jesse Saunders and Marshall Jefferson are names that but only scratch the surface. In honor of Black History Month, check out our Black Voices House + Techno Spotify playlist.
This playlist amplifies their voices. It honors the legends while celebrating current artists who continue to create waves in the scene. Give it a play, follow and share to support Black voices who innovate and influence music in immeasurable ways. While it’s important to commemorate monthly observances, February being Black History Month, respecting and supporting social contributions from all groups is a mindset to have all year round.
The minute you think you’re greater than the music, you’re finished.
The Godfather of House Music, Frankie Knuckles