Over the past few months, 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 Kyle KinchDJ 4rainWhethanCuppyCeCe RogersMartin BadderLoud LuxuryAkira AkiraAnabel EnglundBrandoMajor Lazer‘s Walshy FireCrazy Cousinz, and Party Favor, VNCCII curates Dancing Astronaut‘s ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlist for the week of September 14.

True to the Sydney-born artist’s own genre-fluid approach to electronic production, VNCCII’s ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlist proves a stylistically roving assortment of records that offers attention to a range of musical aesthetics, ranging from hip-hop to bass to house. The sonic assembly will especially appeal to fans of hip-hop, with several industry heavyweights surfacing on VNCCII’s tracklist, offering a change of course from prior, dance-dominated ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlists.

VNCCII told Dancing Astronaut of her ORBIT: AMPLIFY collection,

“This playlist includes some very cool artists/producers ranging from Missy Elliot, TroyBoi, UNIIQU3, TNGHT, 12th Planet, KAYTRANADA, Flying Lotus, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign and Travis Scott, just to name a few. All these artists are unapologetic and contribute towards collective empowerment. Whether we listen to EDM, house music, bass music, electronic, hip-hop, pop, or soul, it’s evident that Black artists are integral to the music we listen to and enjoy and [they have] had a profound impact on my music production and artistry.”

VNCCII’s ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlist follows her July 24 single, “Dangerous Love.”

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:  

Black Lives Matter

My Block My Hood My City

National Lawyers Guild Mass Defense Program

Black Visions Collective

Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Legal Defense Initiative

The Bail Project

The Next Level Boys Academy

Color of Change

Committee to Protect Journalists

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