Illustrious Blacks (Sat 01/06)

Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, genderbending fashions and spacey disposition.

One magical night, an inexplicable ultramagnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks.

“Self-proclaimed Afro-Electro-Disco-Space-Punks, DJ/Music duo The Illustrious Blacks are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Part DJ set, part dance performance, part Studio 54, party Berlin underground, this NY couple know how to put on a SHOW!” – YoHoMo. With inspiration from artists like Prince, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Depeche Mode and George Clinton, The Illustrious Blacks have arrived with a mission to fuse futuristic funk, hypnotic house, space disco and synth-pop into pulsating positivity for the planet. The real life married couple are not only co-pilots on their artistic voyage, but are united in their fantastical journey through life.

2020 saw the release of their celebrated sophomore EP, Technegrocolor. Of their lead single, “Step Back,” Gaytimes raved, “The Illustrious Blacks have delivered one of the most unapologetically queer anthems of the year.” To follow up Technegrocolor, The IBs put out two synth-pop singles “Gravitational” and “Love Is Love Is Love” as well as provided guest vocals for a song by popular singer/songwriter Bright Light, Bright Light. By the end of the year, The Illustrious Blacks were the subject of a VICE News piece and collaborated on a stunning visual clip for Phillips Auction/Gallery.

Currently, The Illustrious Blacks are currently working on the final touches of their debut album and on various musical collaborations with notable dance music producers Luke Solomon (Beyonce), Russell Small (Freemasons), Seven Davis Jr., KDA, Nickodemus, Toribio & Soul Clap.

2023 saw the duo take Ibiza by storm as part of Glitterbox’s Hi Ibiza residency. Individually, Monstah Black and Manchildblack illuminate the galaxy with equal magnitude. As The Illustrious Blacks, they have combined their powers to save the world one beat at a time and encourage all to LIVE THE HYPE LIFE!

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