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black square club: an afropunk dj mix

July 11, 2019
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Internationally, the Parisian collective known as Black Square Club — Samuel, Phil, Lexx and Black Square founder Cheetah — may be best-known for its magnificent show on Rinse FM France, which combines music, news and debates. But its media acumen goes way beyond that single point of broadcast. On Black Square’s magazine website, on its podcast, web radio and TV outlets, and of course through the parties they throw, Cheetah and the Club do the heavy lifting of promoting creativity of the Francophile Afro-Caribbean community to whoever is smart enough to pay attention.

Hence the power and the glory of the 30-minute mix Cheetah made for us ahead of the collective’s DJ gig at AFROPUNK Paris this upcoming weekend. It’s confident, brash, full of beats from Brazil and South Africa and ATL and from France’s own storied house music past. A half-hour of hot pleasure that Cheetah topped off  by answering some questions for us. You should be fucking with her and with Black Square Club.

How did you first get into DJ’ing, and who are some of your DJing influences?

I got into DJing because  was really into music since i am a kid. My influences are people like Full Crate, Jarreau Vandal and Yannick Do.

What kind of music do you want to or expect to play at AFROPUNK?

I want to play Afro-diasporic music, from Afrobeats to Kuduro and even Brazilian Baile Funk and South African Gqom.

What are you most looking forward to art AFROPUNK Paris?

Good energy, kindness and a lot of fun!

What does the phrase “We See You” mean to you?

To us it means “we care about you.”

Cheetah and the Black Square Club are DJing at AFROPUNK Paris on July 14th. Don’t miss them!

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