The Illustrious Blacks

The Illustrious Blacks will have you grooving at Baby's All Right 06.20

The old saying that two heads are better than one is confirmed by the pairing of Manchildblack and Monstah Black. Known collectively as The Illustrious Blacks, this NYC duo takes the rhythms of '70s disco and enhances their pizzazz through iconic '80s influences (Boy George, Prince). Their latest single "Revolutionary Love" (streaming) is driven by an infectious bassline and a sophisticated arrangement that slowly builds towards a brass section-enriched chorus. "Revolutionary Love" was specially made for last year's Pride 2018 and its anthemic lyrics reflect that as they chant "I don't give a fuck what they think about us/We got something none can touch/A Revolutionary Love." The duo has a string of shows through Brooklyn in June which culminate with a performance at Baby's All Right Jun 20th. - Rene Cobar