Chicago After Dark

Chicago After Dark: WITCH HAZEL Premieres (Anti) Club EP, ‘GODZILLA’

Chicago After Dark

Chicago After Dark: WITCH HAZEL Premieres (Anti) Club EP, ‘GODZILLA’

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Photography: Matthew Gregory Hollis
Art Direction: Imp Queen

Chicago-based performance group WITCH HAZEL reflected on their individual experiences as early 20s trans people with the four-track EP GODZILLA, a bedroom project the trio recorded using only a laptop, MIDI keyboard and USB microphone. Composed of Club Kid Imp Queen, DJ Unicorn Florida and MC DEV_N_, WITCH HAZEL used this release as a means for examining their position in society—an open exploration that spawned throbbing non sequitir (anti) club music.

“The EP is about our own experiences as trans people on the streets of Chicago, reimagining ourselves as Godzillas [or] monsters, both from outward labeling by strangers on the street and our own internal viewing of ourselves,” the group said. “The sounds are versions of club music—house, vogue [and] grime—but we also felt really felt inspired by suburbia and media representations of suburbia: Rugrats, Edward Scissorhands [and] The Sims.”

Listen to the exclusive BULLETT premiere, below.