I share something in common with this Artist, we both have “UMB” in our name!
That aside, she describes herself as thus “just a queer grrl tryna mk it in this craazy n oppressive world!! † ∆ †”.
Given her name I thought she was from Columbia but she’s not, she is Philly-based and born in Peru.
I am loving this really deep n’ dark mix she dropped for Mask Mag and the premise behind it all. It’s pretty much in line with what we’ve been posting here for the past 12 months and in particular Victor’s posts on all things that are Dark Bass.
Here’s what she said to Mask:
“I immigrated to the US with my family when I was nine. We were part of a mass migration, in the late 80s and early 90s, escaping a war that had engulfed most of Peru for over a decade and eventually left like a hundred thousand dead or disappeared. Thinking about everything happening right now with immigration and refugees all over the global north, all over the world really. This mix is about the disruptive, exhausting and isolating experience of being uprooted: by war, conflict, persecution, poverty, deportation, incarceration, borders or any of the forms colonialism takes shape today. It’s also about the enormous falsehood of safety, of refuge, of sanctuary the homes of empire offer.
I use the international calling card, which to me feels like one of the most mundane and, like, most common symbol of the immigrant experience, as a metaphor for the severed ties caused by migration and the barriers placed between peoples, families, cultures and native lands… Cuz not only have you been forced to leave your home but now you gotta pay all this money just to call your mom or whatever, you know?!”
OnlyNow – No Escape
Mock The Zuma – Black Puddle (Siete Catorce Remix)
OMAAR – Move On
Arca – Xen (False Witness Remix)
Rizzla – Airlock
Angel Ho – REMOVALS
Abdul Kadir – Phone Bill Way Up
Dat Oven – Icy Lake (Total Freedom Remix)
Maria y Jose – M v t i v s
Visionist – Tired Tears, Awake Fears
E_SCRAAATCH – We Have No Allegiance (Digital Dirge)