After Guardian Alien’s blistering set at Unisex Earplug — our unofficial SXSW party with Northern Spy — Mykki Blanco took the stage with DJ Open1one for easily one of the highlights of the showcase. It seemed to be a bit disconcerting for the audience at first, as making that switch from Guardian Alien’s hypnotically full-throttled minimalism to Mykki Blanco’s experimental hip-hop wasn’t particularly easy. But once Mykki got going, she ignited the crowd with an over-the-top, theatrical performance that had us all enraptured.
Check out Mykki Blanco’s performance of “Haze.Boogie.Life” below, one of the first tracks she performed at the show (and first track on her amazing Cosmic Angel: Illuminati Prince/ss mixtape). You can see the crowd, having just been transported into the heavens by Guardian Alien, now slowly being pulled down by one bad motherfucker.
Thanks once again to TERROREYES for capturing the performance.
• Mykki Blanco: http://www.mykkiblancoworld.com