myst milano. is a multidisciplinary artist and community advocate best known for being an active DJ, performer and musician and part of the Canadian Ballroom (vogue) scene, as well as a news source and advocate during the 2020 George Floyd protests via online platform Club Quarantine. Their debut, Polaris Prize long-listed album "Shapeshyfter" showcased their dynamism and range as a rapper and producer, and included 11 songs from different genres, serving as an exploration of themes varying from love & sexuality to dissatisfaction, police brutality and disconnection. The opening track “No Shade” was re-released by legendary London-based House music label Defected Records in October 2022. Whether DJing a rave, MCing a bashment, hosting Beyoncé's official album release party, commentating a ball, or performing at a punk show in a garage, Myst is able to float between scenes, concepts and expressions with "stunning aplomb" [Bandcamp Daily, 2021]. Myst has shared stages with Rico Nasty, DMC, Lizzo, Tinashe, Kim Petras, Thundercat, and more, recently DJing for Defected Broadcasting House and Boiler Room. In addition, they've toured internationally, playing shows in Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Paris, Berlin, London, and Dublin, and have been featured in PAPER, Bandcamp, Bully Magazine, and the Toronto Star.

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