Buckle up for DJ P Montana’s Black History Month playlist

Buckle Up For DJ P.Montana’s Black History Month Playlist | Soho House

An authoritative voice in the UK’s Afrobeats scene, the award-winning selector shares his favourite songs

Friday 7 October 2022   By Soho House

As a longstanding linchpin of the UK’s Afrobeats scene – helping kickstart the careers of the likes of J Hus, Kojo Funds and Yxng Bane – Soho House asked DJ P Montana to curate a special playlist in honour of Black History Month. With songs featuring the biggest artists right now to exciting emerging talent, expect everything from Afrobeats and grime to dancehall, R&B and hip-hop. 

Here, P Montana explains his thoughts behind the playlist, his favourite tracks, and what Black Joy means to him. 

Buckle Up For DJ P.Montana’s Black History Month Playlist | Soho House

‘These are a collection of my favourite songs. When I listen to them, they remind me of good, memorable times.’

Why have you chosen the tracks for the playlist, what inspired you?
‘These are a collection of my favourite songs. When I listen to them, they remind me of good, memorable times.’

Which are your favourite tracks on the playlist and why?
‘1. “Changes” featuring Talent by 2Pac. This song is legendary, as 2Pac speaks out about the inequalities between races and the police brutality that Black people face. Despite the track being released in the 1990s, it still resonates today. 
‘2. “Sis” featuring Hamzaa by Br3nya. This track is a breath of fresh air compared to what rappers usually discuss. It’s one of my favourites because it encourages women to be the best that they can be. 
‘3. “BROWN SKIN GIRL” featuring Blue Ivy Carter by Beyoncé, Saint Jhn and Wizkid. This song is iconic as it was a collaboration between two of the biggest names in pop (Beyoncé) and Afrobeats (Wizkid). It’s also a celebration of women of colour.’ 

What does Black Joy mean to you?
‘Black Joy means being unapologetically Black in what you do – whether that’s your hairstyle, how you speak, or your clothes. It’s about us being loud about our culture.’

To listen to the playlist, click here

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