Chicago-based artist and DJ Ariel Zetina has announced a new EP for London-based label femme culture, out February 21.

Entitled ‘MUAs At The End Of The World’, Zetina is inspired by the ephemerality of creative arts, particularly in a society grappling with climate disaster and a turbulent political landscape.

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Zetina says of the release, “it’s stemmed from the rhythms of putting on makeup. And the perception of makeup as armor, barrier stealth; makeup as a method for passing for trans women (and the politics of what it means to pass for a cis woman in general).”

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The EP is a blistering hodge podge of influences, from dark techno cuts to heavier bass elements. These are tracks forged in the sweaty, blurred dark rooms of queer club spaces, and convey an awareness about the future of those spaces as well as their history.

Watch the announcement video for the EP below, which sees Zetina doing her face to the second track off the EP, ‘Vanity 7’.

Photo by Shahrnaz Javid

Jemima Skala is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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