100% Baby Blue: techno’s trans-Madonna

The radically-minded artist has written a eulogy to her former self.

Baby Blue is loose­ly but fond­ly known in the elec­tron­ic under­ground as techno’s trans Madon­na” after her Madon­na edit became a sta­ple in sets by pro­duc­ers like Evian Christ, Hous­ton-based Björk col­lab­o­ra­tor Rabit and True Panther’s Lau­ren Aud­er. Now, she is ready­ing to export her brand of pop­py indus­tri­al tech­no world­wide. Her debut album, Death of Eupho­ria, is released 7 June via Ascetic House. Then she’ll drop into Berghain for a set on 18 July.

Baby Blue grew up on a mil­i­tary base in Cana­da and, after com­ing out as trans­gen­der – she states she is just one year old – has been rais­ing funds for her facial fem­i­ni­sa­tion surgery through her music and forth­com­ing Euro­pean tour. Her music is heavy, some­times melan­cholic, and thrust­ing. She calls it a eulo­gy to her for­mer life, and through it she explores themes of com­ing to terms with gen­der dys­pho­ria and rela­tion­ships with shit­ty men.

Fall under the spell of Baby Blue and lis­ten to her exclu­sive mix for The Face below.

10%: Where were you born, where were you raised and where are you now based?

I was born on the astral plane, I resided in the heav­en­ly dimen­sions along­side the oth­er 72 angels and then I fell to earth, for­got who I was and end­ed up in what we call the mate­r­i­al plane – Vancouver.

20%: At what point did you realise you’d be able to do what you love for a living?

When I became myself for the first time and took con­trol of my life. Every­thing came together.

30%: What’s a piece of advice that changed your life?

I’m gonna sus­pend my sens­es, I’m gonna delay my plea­sure, I’m gonna close my body now / I’m gonna break the cycle, I’m gonna shake up the sys­tem, I’m gonna destroy my ego. I’m gonna close my body now“ – Madon­na, Die Anoth­er Day.

40%: What kind of emo­tions and expe­ri­ences are influ­enc­ing your work?

My debut album Death of Eupho­ria is the eulo­gy I wrote to my for­mer life. I went through such immense pain and men­tal suf­fer­ing due to gen­der dys­pho­ria and even after that jour­ney, it took me a while to align myself. I got myself involved in sit­u­a­tions that tore my soul apart from being involved with tox­ic men who were unable to accept their desire for me, and oth­er kinds of low-vibra­tional peo­ple in my life.

50%: What can you tell us about your new project?

I think this is one of the most impor­tant albums of the year 2019 because it tran­scends some­thing past my solip­sis­tic self and ego. This is about bring­ing a voice to real emo­tion­al expe­ri­ences and trau­ma through sound and chang­ing per­cep­tions of trans females and invok­ing an Aquar­i­an revolution.

60%: Break down your typ­i­cal day at work…

My day begins with med­i­tat­ing to my archangels, then I do my make-up and then I get on the phone with my team and we all yell at each oth­er and cry laugh, and dis­cuss plans on how we are going to help oth­ers and be a source of shar­ing the light in a time of dark­ness. When I hear the whis­pers of my favourite archangel, that’s when I begin to work on my music.

70%: What can artists do to help save the world?

Artists need to start think­ing about glob­al con­scious­ness, and if they are seek­ing fame or pow­er, it should be com­ing from a place of leav­ing behind some­thing icon­ic, leg­endary and inspir­ing to oth­ers and if you are a part of bring­ing vis­i­bil­i­ty to a new kind of age, you have a respon­si­bil­i­ty to speak up.

80%: Who would you most like to see on the cov­er of The Face?

Madame X.

90%: You rule the world for a day. What went down?

Well as a Scor­pio female, I’ve been prepar­ing for this ques­tion all my life. I would make sure that on every screen, you see Baby Blue’s face and are charmed to pro­tect trans lives, love your­self and pro­tect the divine femme. All social media would be down for 24 hours and we would have to have manda­to­ry med­i­ta­tions on the streets…

100%: Love, Like, Hate?

Love Baby Blue, Like Baby Blue, Hate Baby Blue.


The Face Mix tracklisting

Oli XL – Cygnostik

Club Kel­ly – Hiway

Ambi­en Baby – El Kash

Shad­owax – A и Б (Пьянству бойс cover)

Mr. Oizo – Inside The Kid­ney Machine

Peace­field – Teknolagik

Vladimir Dubyshkin – Rooyggbiv

Sten­ny – Frail Bet­ter (Bent Mix)

Schacke – Кислотный пипл (Kislo­ty People)

Kylie Minogue – 2 Hearts (Gae­tan Remix)

Madon­na – Die Anoth­er Day

Adam Bey­er – Untitled

Baby Blue – Collapsed

Shy­girl – Want More

Schacke – Trained To The Floor

Dave Clarke – Gonk

Madon­na – Sky Fits Heav­en (Sasha Remix)

Ter­ence Fixmer – Electrostatic

Rabit – Phlegm Wolves (Lot­ic x Sele­na Gomez)

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