You know COLORSXSTUDIOS as the eponymous music platform that’s seen Blood Orange crooning with flowers in hand, Masego playing a tiny saxophone, and Billie Eilish singing off her debut EP. You recognize them by their vivid, monochromatic backdrops, customized for each performer, newcomers and established artists alike. The now-iconic sets call to mind an intimate recording studio, until a wide camera angle reveals the vast and expansive setting, drenched in a saturated hue. It’s a creative move, and an innovative approach, that coupled with uncanny intuition and understanding of music industry trends, has established the Berlin-based studio as one of our most influential media platforms and as the ultimate tastemakers. 

And while each video put out by COLORSXSTUDIOS seems to pop off the screen, on Friday, 11/15, COLORS is LIVE for the very first time, at the National Sawdust with British rapper and mixed media visual artist, Kojey Radical. That the Berlin-based studio chose Brooklyn for their first live show feels important, and Kojey Radical promises to be the ultimate sensory experience. The multidisciplinary artist is a former dancer and poet, who debuted his immersive audiovisual experience at Tate Britain, London’s premier art museum. On his latest release, Cashmere Tears, Radical puts out lush, old-school funk, while alluding to issues of mental illness and black male identity. 

Joining Kojey Radical for this premiere event is the Sudanese-born, Twin Cities singer and poet, Dua Saleh and Dutch-Sudanese soul artist and activist Gaidaa. Dua Saleh effortlessly engages with evocative vocals, bringing to the forefront themes of diaspora and gender identity. Gaidaa was featured on COLORSXSTUDIOS’ Sudan series and her earnest lyricism, poetically ranges from paying tribute to Sudan to embracing youth and disobedience. 

In addition to the COLORS LIVE concert, COLORS is fully bridging the gap and entering the real world, with a Pop-Up Exhibition on 11/14 and  a CLOSING PARTY on 11/16.

Stay tuned to Milk for more NYC music moments. 

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