An exploratory collection of songs dedicated to the femme strength of the NON collective -- who (for infrequent readers of this blog) are a group dedicated to breaking down long-standing Eurocentric perceptions of dance and experimental music -- the 40-minute mix features everything from a lull-inducing Beyoncé flip to excerpts of Mykki Blanco's "High School Never Ends," all connected by poignant snippets of relevant commentary.
"For this mix I was thinking about how femme tenderness and vulnerability are not signs of weakness," Chino said. "[It's] about how strong and tough a person is that can present themselves to the world creatively while projecting these emotions."
More importantly though, the mix also serves as an introduction to LA-based artist RIIOTTT and NY-based "beacon of hope and light," EMBACI, as the heir-apparents to this femme-forward charge.
So in anticipation of Friday, listen to the whole thing for yourself below and scoop your tickets here.
FRAGILE MASCULINITY INTRO
BEYONCE'S HAMMOCK (CHINO AMOBI MIX)
MYKKI BLANCO - HIGH SCHOOL NEVER ENDS (PROD. BY WOODKID)
EMBACI - FREQUENCY (CHINO AMOBI MIX FT. TYGAPAW ON GUITAR)
RIIOTTT - PSYCHO LOVE </3
RIIOTTT - LOS ANGELES
NKISI - YEKE YEKE
GAIKA - NON III (LIVE AT RED BULL STUDIOS NY FEAT. CHINO AMOBI AND J.)