Chicago House Music Oral History Project
 
Interview with Justin “Swaguerilla/Hijo Pródigo” Mitchell

Authors

Micah Salkind

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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.

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Columbia College Chicago

City

Chicago

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Disciplines

African American Studies | Gender and Sexuality | History | Latina/o Studies | Music | Regional Sociology

Comments

This interview is part of the Chicago House Music Oral History Project held at Columbia College Chicago and was captured for Do You Remember House? Chicago's Queer of Color Undergrounds authored by Micah Salkind and published in 2019. The work integrates histories of music, production, DJing, dance, fashion, and slang and addresses movements that led to the development of Chicago's house music.

Interview with Justin “Swaguerilla/Hijo Pródigo” Mitchell

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