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.
STARTING BEFORE YOU’RE READY... is an improvised sonic and movement performance that explores spirituality, personal mythology, rave, storytelling, ritual and release. Merging practices, dj/sound artist Hijo Prodigo and dance artist Po’Chop join forces as VIRTUE to delve into how one’s art practice can serve as a method to both ground and protect.
The sixth installment of FUTUREHOOD FRIDAYS is a single from Chicago based producer and DJ Hijo Prodigo entitled ‘Full Disclosure.’ Debuting on FUTUREHOOD.net and available for streaming/purchase through Bandcamp. The bale funk inspired club track empowers listeners who are often commodified and hypersexualized in club spaces into beings of agency and autonomy when it comes to what they desire.