Mykki Blanco has previously mentioned that she will be dropping a new album later on in the year. It seems that isn’t enough work for her. Blanco has announced the launch of her own label Dogfood Music Group, set for September. It is said to be an offshoot of the label she is signed to, !K7. She said the label will “give voices to the underground artists that inspire their communities…and transcend conventional cultural boundaries/constructs.”
When asked why she started the label, she said:
“I’m surrounded by insanely talented people. A lot of times I’ve found some of the best musicians lack that careerist attitude, which is a good thing, but can make it difficult to have their work shared on a larger scale. For me, I like people who are strong performers. Our digital culture is so disposable—when a musician’s live experience is heightened by quality music, that deserves to be appreciated by as many people as possible, not [stay] lurking forever in the dark corners of SoundCloud.”
Blanco said the label’s first release will be compilation album C-Ore featuring 12 tracks from Blanco, Violence, Psychoegyptian and Yves Tumor. Blanco says the album represents the goal of the label. “We are a group of friends who have created a release that represents a slice of what we’re into, our culture and what we want to show the world. People all over the world are only fed this singular image of ‘African American Music’ and we want to disrupt that,” she said.
With this mission, along with her passionate call to destroy the stigma of HIV, Blanco has really built herself up as a strong activist within the music industry. We can hardly wait to find out what else she has in store for the future.
C-Ore will be released on September 18th. Pre-order on iTunes now.