Rizzla: Iron Cages / Twitch Queen

“There’s only so much longer that dance music can be apolitical. Producers and DJs are going to have to start acknowledging the injustices in our society,” said Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston producer Rizzla—and one of the founders of queer artist collective #KUNQ—in an interview last year with Cakes Da Killa. His debut Iron Cages EP (off of Fade to Mind) illustrates his restlessness and emotionality. Rizzla’s video mix of two tracks from his EP, “Iron Cages / Twitch Queen,” is made up of more than a hundred YouTube clips of political riots, police violence, rocket launches and explosions, and cuts deep: there can be no room for apathy here.