ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlist—Martin Badder
Over the past few weeks, electronic artists have celebrated the musical contributions of black artists by compiling ORBIT: AMPLIFY playlists. The playlists have succinctly spotlit productions from black artists and artists of color that have influenced these artists’ careers, and on a simpler level, kept them moving and grooving.
Following respective ORBIT: AMPLIFY playlists from Loud Luxury, Akira Akira, Anabel Englund, Brando, and Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire, Martin Badder joins the ORBIT: AMPLIFY series to curate his own playlist. Speaking on his playlist, Badder said,
“Music made by black artists has had a massive impact on me throughout my life and will continue to do so in the future. In my playlist, I have included tracks that have shaped me as a producer and also a DJ. I’ve included mostly house music, however there are a few other genres in there that I could not ignore.
I am constantly referring to and taking influence from all of these tracks, when writing and producing new records. Without this music, I would not have the sound I have forged over the years.”
Badder’s 15-song collection doubles as a narrative of sonic influence and a tribute to artists such as Prince, Solange, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, and Black Legend. On the ascendant house talent’s ORBIT: AMPLIFY playlist, listeners will find a rich array of releases from various genres, in a reflection of the diverse sounds and artists that have guided and inspired him throughout the years. Stream below.
Make no mistake—dance music is born from black culture. Without black creators, innovators, selectors, and communities, the electronic dance music we hold so dear would simply not exist. In short, dance music is deeply indebted to the global black community and we need to be doing more. Black artists and artists of color have played a profound role in shaping the sound and culture of dance music and now more than ever, it is necessary for everyone in the music community to stand up for the people that have given us so much. Dancing Astronaut pledges to make every effort to be a better ally, a stronger resource, and a more accountable member of the global dance music community. Black Lives Matter—get involved here: