Google’s homepage features Tampa Bay ‘Blacktronika’ artist Elizabeth A. Baker

The feature was curated by King Britt who played St. Pete’s Paper Crane back in 2019.

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In a well-deserved nod, Google’s April 12 homepage features a link to “Discover Black innovators and their contributions in electronic music,” which leads to a splash page of “Blacktronika” artists curated by genre innovator King Britt who played St. Petersburg’s Paper Crane back in 2019.

When you click through the link and scroll to part two, you’ll find Britt and Google shining a light on St. Petersburg’s The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker, who the piece describes as an innovator, author and multimedia artist. The section features Baker’s June 2020 improvisational “Field Studies” performance, “DW05LMRP22,” and dispatches this glowing review:

Eschewing the collection of traditional titles that describe single elements of her body work, Elizabeth refers to herself as a ‘New Renaissance Artist’ that embraces a constant stream of change and rebirth in practice. This mythology approach expands into a variety of philosophies and temples both tangible as well as intangible.

In a text message with Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Baker said King Britt actually connected with her via Instagram and has reached out several times about her work. She has more exciting news to share, too, and we’ll update this post as soon as we learn more.

And you tried to say Baker was silly for playing with vibrators way back when.

UPDATED: 04/13/21 10 a.m. Updated Baker's name.

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Ray Roa

Read his intro letter and 2021 disclosure. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The Daily Beast. Products...
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