THE ILLUSTRIOUS BLACKS
Manchildblack and Monstah Black have arrived with a mission to fuse futuristic funk, hypnotic house and cosmic pop into pulsating positivity for the planet.
In 2017, The Illustrious Blacks released their highly anticipated debut EP, NeoAfroFuturisticPsychedelicSurrealisticHippy, on Concierge Records. The EP features the high energy single “Blast Off,” the seductive “Red Light,” the thought provoking “Delusions of Grandeur” and the anthemic “Black Like Jesus.” In the same year, the dynamic duo also found time to work with producer Nickodemus on a remake of the 90s dance floor classic “Funk That!,” which spawned a popular music video.
The acclaimed duo found even more praise for their epic live shows, which fuse music, dance, theater & fashion as the ingredients to expand minds, shake bootys and save the world one beat at a time.
Manchild has a fascination with 70s and 80s New York nightlife, where people of different races, sexual orientations and backgrounds came together to dance and fellowship to the sounds of Disco, Funk, Punk, New Wave, Jazz and early Hip-Hop.
Monstah Black is a multi-dimensional performing artist known for his stage performances that blur the lines of genre and gender. His aesthetic reflects the influences of Prince, David Bowie, Grace Jones and Sylvester. He fuses his love for music, movement, fashion and visual art in his funk drenched musical creations.