Black-Owned Apps + Platforms Offering Thoughtful Digital Spaces

“This list of six Black-owned technology platforms showcases the strength, grit, and energy that exists within Black culture. It’s admirable that even amidst all the chaos—including racist internet trolls, a racial awakening, the shenanigans of the former president, and a crippling pandemic—these creators kept pushing through with a common goal: creating space for Black communities online,” Okayplayer’s Robyn Mowatt writes in her guide to Black-owned …

Kilo Kish: SPARK

Digital and distorted, Kilo Kish’s “SPARK” proves catchy and enjoyably offbeat. Comprised of a glitchy, buzzing synth, the every-so-often output of a drum machine and Kish’s drawn out vocals, the single deviates from the artist’s recent releases, but does so in a way that feels natural. “This time, I really lost it / Don’t know where you are / Let’s hope I come across it / …

Jonah Yano feat. Nono: Perfume

Slipping into a genre of its own that could perhaps be dubbed digital jazz, Toronto-based Jonah Yano and Vancouver-based producer Nono’s “Perfume” (from Yano’s debut EP Nervous) is delightfully of-the-internet, yet undeniably jazzy. “I know you’re not around / you fled to solid ground / but you’re in my head, safe and sound / like perfume,” Yano sings. There’s longing in his voice and, as …