Today, in the midst of a nationwide civil rights crisis, democratic collapse, and (still) the ongoing pandemic that has disproportionately killed people in racial minorities, many of our peers in the music industry are observing a day of symbolic silence intended to make space for black voices in America to have their protest heard in the face of appalling police brutality, occuring nightly on the streets of America's cities.

Total silence is a bold form for a radio show (although, kudos to Nino for doing just that on earlier today), so tonight, in alignment with the Blackout Tuesday actions of people across our industry, No Magic is given over exclusive to black artists. We're going to feature Open Mike Eagle, whose work I've admired for years and whose lyrical wit and incision about race in America has always been a standout aspect of his work. We'll be feature artists old and new, from the US, the UK, and elsewhere.

Please, take a moment to learn about organisations you can support during this moment of desperate anxiety by reading our blog post here.


  1. Hate This Pain (feat. Marta) by Tricky on Fall to Pieces (False Idols)
  2. Super Sad Generation by Arlo Parks on Super Sad Generation (Beatnik)
  3. Home is Where the Hatred Is by Gil Scott-Heron on Pieces of a Man (Ace)
  4. Break
  5. Made in America - SD50 B-Boy Mix by Del the Funky Homosapian on The Best of Del tha Funky Homospanian (Elektra)
  6. The World (Is Going Up in Flames) by Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band on No Time For Dreaming (Daptone)
  7. Racism 2.0 (feat. Sammus) by Open Mike Eagle on The New Negroes (Season 1) (Comedy Central Records)
  8. Ain't No Sunshine by Radkey on Ain't No Sunshine (Radkey)
  9. Break
  10. Whitey on the Moon by Gil Scott-Heron on The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Ace)
  11. Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes by Open Mike Eagle on Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes (Auto Reverse)
  12. Black Steel (feat. Martina Topley-Bird) by Tricky on Maxinquaye (Island)
  13. Jungle Bunny by Kele on 2042 (Kola)
  14. Stepping Hard by Root Manuva on Bleeds (Big Dada)
  15. Break
  16. Shadows of Tomorrow (feat. Quasimoto) by Madvillain on Madvillainy (Stones Throw)
  17. Anti-American Graffiti by J Dilla on Donuts (Stones Throw)
  18. Drone Warfare (feat. Nas & Pharoahe Monch) by DJ Shadow on Our Pathetic Age (Mass Appeal)
  19. Cleveland by Algiers on The Underside of Power (Matador)
  20. Break
  21. Haunted Water by Spelling on Mazy Fly (Sacred Bones)
  22. Where is Home? by Bloc Party on A Weekend in the City (Vice Records)
  23. Microfiche by Open Mike Eagle on What Happens When I Try to Relax (AutoReverse)
  24. The Blacker The Berry by Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp A Butterfly (Interscope)
  25. Break
  26. The People (feat. Chuck D) by De La Soul on The People (A.O.I.)
  27. Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) by Beyoncé on Lemonade (Parkwood Entertainment)
  28. Mass Destruction (P*nut & Sister Bliss Mix) by Faithless on No Roots (BMG)
  29. Smiling (Quirky Race Doc) by Open Mike Eagle & Paul White on Hella Personal Film Festival (Mello Music)
  30. Break
  31. America by Sammus on M'other Brain (Nublack)
  32. Black (Live at The BRITs) by Dave on Psychodrama (Neighbourhood Recordings)
  33. Mme Rieux by Algiers on The Underside of Power (Matador)
  34. Break
  35. A Report to the Shareholders by Run the Jewels on Run The Jewels 3 (Run the Jewels)