Blacktronika : Afrofuturism in Electronic Music is a University of California course, created by professor, curator, and music producer King Britt that honors all the innovators of color that have contributed and are undeniably responsible for the advancement of electronic music. The class focuses on process and socio-political roots that helped catalyze the creation of genres such as Detroit Techno, Chicago House and Jamaican Dub.
The term Blacktronika was borrowed with love from Charlie Dark MBE, of the groundbreaking group Attica Blues, who from 1999-2004 created a series of high art events in the UK called Blacktronica (with a ‘c’).
Since its inception, the class has also developed into a festival that has been presented in San Diego (UCSD), Los Angeles (MoCA), and Brooklyn (Public Records/The Nursery).
Blacktronika has so much in store, from Detroit Techno legend Carl Craig to the future funk west coast champion Brandon Coleman, all the way to the iconic Suzi Analogue and so many more. We are honored to expand the sound to Big Ears.