ORBIT: AMPLIFY Playlist—Loud Luxury
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 Akira Akira, Anabel Englund, Brando, and Major Lazer‘s Walshy Fire, Armada‘s Loud Luxury join the ORBIT: AMPLIFY series to curate their own playlist. Through 16 selections, the production pair acknowledge the sonic contributions of a range of electronic artists including KAYTRANADA, TroyBoi, Channel Tres, Brando, and Bryce Vine.
However, Loud Luxury do not limit their playlist’s purview to dance DJs. Vocalist Kaleena Zanders of BIJOU‘s “One Life” also surfaces on the duo’s ORBIT: AMPLIFY playlist, as well as composer, NoMBe, and rapper, GoldLink. Loud Luxury’s hand-curated ORBIT: AMPLIFY collection additionally includes originals from Usher and Inner City.
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: