The Music Gallery presents
Chino Amobi + myst milano.
The Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst
Chino Amobi was to be part of our X Avant Festival last fall, but unfortunately had to cancel. He reconnects with us in June as part of his North American tour. Amobi is a Richmond, Virginia-based artist of Nigerian heritage. Bending music industry rules that are still largely colonial, Amobi’s vision with his NON Records is to break down long-standing Eurocentric perceptions of dance and experimental music, focusing instead on musicians who are either African or of the African diaspora and letting the producers and singers have direct ownership over what is theirs. It’s a political label, for sure, and the music is revolutionary. While “bass music” has become its own blanket term for almost any sort of club music, and most of NON’s output could light the floor up like matches and gasoline, very little of NON is easily classifiable or delineated by genre. Like Amobi’s own lineage, NON’s music is first generation — born out of histories and bloodlines given little voice before.
myst milano. is a multi-disciplinary artist who came on the Toronto nightlife scene in 2016, providing dancefloors with fun, upbeat sets that always stay true to milano.’s punk roots. Becoming a fixture in Toronto’s queer nightlife, milano. is notorious for energetic live shows and big attitude that captivates audiences and leaves the room on fire.