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It's been just over a decade since the moniker ‘Mykki Blanco’ was created — first as a video art project portraying a teenage female character (inspired by Lil Kim’s ‘Kimmy Blanco’ alter ego) posting vlogs and raps on social media, but it inevitably evolved into a vehicle of self-discovery in the artist’s journey of forming their personal self-identity. The first official music release under this artist name Mykki Blanco dropped in the form of an EP entitled Mykki Blanco & The Mutant Angels in 2012. In the time since, they have pushed hip-hop to some of its most untethered bounds, melding noise and experimental elements with club and trap sounds, whilst also forging a uniquely subversive path within a genre historically entangled in a problematic ideological web of misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia. And while Blanco has been widely recognized as leading the charge as a pioneering trailblazer in the so-called ‘queer rap’ sub-genre, the music of this forthcoming new chapter of their career represents such significant musical evolution toward eradicating the confines of genre categories and mashing the previous perception of the ceiling of their potential reach.
CHARLOTTE ADIGÉRY & BOLIS PUPUL
Charlotte Adigéry, the Belgian-Carribbean artist is a consummate story teller.
Sometimes patently silly, sometimes deeply introspective, Adigéry’s ever wandering mind spins tales that are absurd, poignant and ridiculously fun.
Charlotte was taught the importance of having a sense of humour by her Martinque born mother – moreover, she learns from her the importance of rhythm and musicality – for she understands the personas are incidental to the music – the music comes first.
Born and raised in London – via Stockholm, Spain and (briefly) New York – to a mixed musical family, singer TYSON had an unusual upbringing on the road. Her music draws from these experiences, the outcome a celestial, interplanetary R&B that is both reflective and soulful, yet futuristic.
Formerly one half of band Panes, whose self-titled 2014 EP marked a London sound of its time, TYSON has since collaborated with London-based artists such as Lord Tusk, CKTRL and Dean Blunt. She released her solo debut, the double single ‘White / Seven’ in 2019, succeeded by her 2020 ‘Moonlighting Mixtape’, produced by Oscar Scheller.