LITM Extra - Afrofuturism pt.1 [excerpt]
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In the first few episodes of our new series on Afro-Psychedelia we've mentioned the concept of Afrofuturism a few times, so we wanted to take a moment to record this supplementary patrons-only two-parter outlining exactly what we mean by the term. Beginning with Mark Derry's 1994 book Flame Wars, Tim and Jeremy expound the aesthetic and political components of Afrofuturism to serve as a helpful supplementary text to our main episodes.

Tim and Jeremy cover Detroit Techno and the Belleville 3, the 'Golden Age' of Hip Hop, the particular position of Dub in the Afrofuturist imaginary, and the singular insights of Goldie, along with the antagonisms of Gangsta Rap, white libertarian cyberpunk culture and the politics and economics of the early '90s.

Tim and Jeremy will be back in a fortnight with part two. In the mean time, do leave us a review on Apple podcasts if you can, it really helps us reach more people.  Produced and edited by Matt Huxley.

Tracklist:  
M500 & 3MB - Jazz is the Teacher
Lee 'Scratch' Perry - Dub Revolutions
Goldie - Inner City Life  

Books:
Mark Dery - Flame Wars
John Corbett - Extended Play
Michael Veal - Dub: Soundscapes and Shattered Songs in Jamaican Reggae
Paul Gilroy - The Black Atlantic  

Films:
The Last Angel of History

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