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Soundtrack: MBIII

Free

About the Event

Contemporary sound-based artists transform your MCA experience on select Fridays with custom soundtracks reflecting their perspective of works on view in the museum. DJ sets and bands occupy spaces in the museum as the building itself amplifies their sound constructions.

For this virtual Soundtrack, youth artist and DJ Michael Barclay, who spins under the name MBIII, creates a set of hip-hop, soul, and funk in response to current exhibitions.

Youth-led events highlight the work Chicago artists under 21. Soundtrack is organized by Cameron McEwen, Coordinator, with January Parkos Arnall, Interim Senior Curator and the Performance and Public Practice team.

Featured images

MBIII performing at the Art Institute of Chicago for Exuberus, 2019
Photo: Michael Barclay II

Audio Playlist

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Set list

Set List

Caught Up In The Rapture - Anita Baker

Fazers - King Geedorah (MF DOOM)

We The People - A Tribe Called Quest

Lemon - N.E.R.D & Rihanna

Too Young To Die (DJ Stresh Remix) - Jamiroquai

Toast - Koffee

Before I Let Go (Homecoming Live Bonus Track) - Beyoncé

Gittin Funky - Kid N’ Play

Hood Pass Intact - Dâm-Funk

More Bounce To The Ounce - Zapp & Roger

Take Me To The Mardi Gras - Bob James

Flashlight - Parliament

Do It Roger - Zapp & Roger

Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll -Vaughan Mason & Crew

Da Funk - Daft Punk

All Night (KAYTRANADA EXTENDED JOINT) - Chance The Rapper

He Loves Me (Zikomo Remix) - Jill Scott

Am I Wrong (SG EDIT) - Anderson Paak

Soul Makosa - Manu Dibango

Track Uno - KAYTRANADA

American Boy - Estelle ft. Kanye West

Locked Inside - Janelle Monáe

LEAVE ME ALONE - KAYTRANADA ft. Shay Lia

Don’t Touch My Hair (Mr Traxxx Remix) - Solange

ABOUT THE ARTIST

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Michael “MBIII” Barclay is a visual artist, DJ, and honors student at Kenwood Academy High School in Chicago. He is a member of the Art Institute of Chicago Teen Council where he serves as resident DJ for the Teen Hang series and Exuberus. Barclay is also producer of the museum’s Teen Audio Guide and a visible advocate for youth in art spaces.

Featured images

Alien Obsessives, Mum, Dad and the Kids, 1998 Wax printed cotton, plastic, and polyester fiberfill on plastic and metal armatures. Installed dimensions variable, collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Restricted gift of Howard and Donna Stone, 1999.54.a-h
Photo: James Isberner, © MCA Chicago
Kerry James Marshall Souvenir I, 1997
Acrylic, and collage and glitter on canvas 108 × 157 in. (274.3 × 398.8 cm) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Bernice and Kenneth Newberger Fund, 1997.73 © 1997 Kerry James Marshall, Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Installation view, Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, featuring Mickalene Thomas, COME WITH ME, NOW I NEED YOU, 2007. Feb 29–Sep 27, 2020, MCA Chicago
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Dawoud Bey A Boy In Front Of Loews 125th St. Movie Theater, 1976 Gelatin Silver Print. 12 × 8 in. (30.5 × 20.3 cm)
Collection of Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul, Courtesy of the artist and Stephen Daiter Gallery
Installation view, Duro Olowu: Seeing Chicago, featuring David Hammons, Untitled (African-American Flag), 1990. Feb 29–Sep 27, 2020, MCA Chicago
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago
Maybe if I Wore a Mask, 2009. Oil on canvas, 71 × 51 in
From the private collection of Dr. Anita K. Blanchard and Martin H. Nesbitt © Amy Sherald, Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Sanford Biggers, American, b. 1970. Quilt 24, 2013. Antique quilt, assorted textiles, acrylic, and spray paint; 77 × 79 in. (195.6 × 200.7 cm). Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Mary and Earle Ludgin by exchange, 2013.24
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago