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Soundtrack: MBIII

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.

Audio Playlist

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


American Boy - Estelle ft. Kanye West

Locked Inside - Janelle Monáe


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


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.