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Hijo Pródigo is the sound identity of the Philadelphia-born and Chicago-based artist and DJ Justin Ignatius Mitchell. The sound Hijo Pródigo cultivates through their DJ work spans subcultural club music movements shared across the world. Experimenting with themes of dissonance, euphoria, destruction, redemption, and rebirth, Mitchell’s work serves to contribute to a sonic and physical dialogue regarding queer spirituality, communal catharsis, the folly of masculinity, and the nihilism of nightlife. Hijo Pródigo is currently working on new ways of existing and has found a platform to access their potential in the Chicago-born FUTUREHOOD indie music label and artist collective.
Columbia College Chicago
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African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology
Salkind, Micah, "Interview with Justin “Swaguerilla/Hijo Pródigo” Mitchell" (2014). Chicago House Music Oral History Project. 25.