Coco Montellano

 

she/her/they/them

Coco Montellano is a queer filipinx artist, musician, party planner and dj. She currently splits her time between Northampton, Massachusetts, and Tucson, Arizona. Coco is passionate about co creating generative space for queers to feel pleasure and joy. In Tucson she co-created MESH queer dance party, and Swamp Cooler Fashion Show, and has helped collectively organize Tucson Cover Band Show, and Heartbeats Queer Dance Party for the past several years. In Massachusetts, Coco has also started several queer events, including Angelfire, a monthly fundraiser benefit dance party, and The Crush Room, a queer dance night highlighting local dancers and djs.   In addition to community organizing, Coco also makes jewelry for their accessory line, The Pom Club, a playful experiment in colorful textural adornment. Additionally, Coco teaches donation based queer yoga, writes poetry and music, picks bouquets every day of spring, and dreams up fashion for the future. She is primarily interested in communing, the ways that we share space, how to be together, sculpture and color, theory and practice, unlearning, and relearning, reparenting, and redefining.

Twitter: @pile_of_hair

Instagram: @the_pom_club

Instagram: @pinkpublics

SOUND TRACKING SOFT N SWEATY SOCIALLY DISTANT SPRING 2020

These mixes are soundtracks, moods, vibes. Inspiration from everyday introspection and solitude. Not necessarily club bangers, but not not. Inspired by a deep and urgent longing for celebration, communing on a dance floor, exposed shoulders at night, and the club. For all the queers in quarantine XO ~dj m0mmy1ssues (click on photos for listening pleasure)

FIRESMOKE

Tracklist-

  • Firesmoke- Kate Tempest
  • Praise The Lord - Dinamarca
  • Wilmot- The Sabres Of Paradise
  • Chosen-Blood Orange
  • Earfquake - yo-zu/klap ‘TECNO BREGA’ rmx
  • Notorious Dinamita- Nino Francois
  • Bouncin’ - Kiana Lede/Offset
  • Mira Quente ft. Lola Porfirio & p-gial - captain planet rmx
  • Ce Jeu - Yelle
  • BOTTOM - 8ulentina
  • ME + U - glass box riddim
  • No Fear- INFLO
  • What’s The Move - Young Thug/Lil Uzi Vert

you’re cooking dinner, drinking something nice. pink roses on the table. gentle light///the club is the kitchen and the bangers are gentle now///a gradual romance. you just gotta tell me what you want. feel yourself. feel yourself feeling yourself. hips sway. booty pop. sext your crush. fix your bed. a soft hype. ice cream. unemployed and genderless. how the body feels dissolving into warm evening air.

FIRESMOKE

TURNING TOWARDS

Tracklist-

  • Ballad of Nicky Mcguire - The Sabres of Paradise
  • Oblivious- Jessica Lea Mayfield
  • Inhale Baby- Eartheater
  • Kissing On My Syrup [Squadda B] - Clams Casino
  • Natural Born Killers (Ride For Me) - James Messiah
  • This Country- Fever Ray
  • Waiting (TTS Rebuild) - TenTwentySeven
  • Bubble and Slide II - The Sabres of Paradise
  • Possibly Maybe - Bjork
  • Tarantula- Zomby
  • Haunted Water - Spelling

watch the big blue sky and imagine if there were clouds/ride bike/walk sunset/vibe heady w it/find shade under blooming palo verde/inhale baby pink exhale red/the smell of wetness/turn towards/temperament/temperature/curvature/unfixed narrative/how do you break open/greeting your ghosts at dawn

TURNING TOWARDS

HIGHER FLOOR

Tracklist-

  • Amnesia Riddim -  bk beats
  • Lifestyle - Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan
  • Lamb - Iglooghost, Kai Whiston & BABii
  • AROUND THE WORLD - rose geller
  • TWIGS HOLY TERRAIN EDIT 3 - kai whiston
  • LUV- retina set
  • Ja Rule x Don Sinini x Tinashe - ink midget
  • LEAVE ME ALONE - rose geller
  • Video Girl - FKA twigs
  • Let’s Go Crazy - Prince

where do you go when the sound is full moon shift soft/we drop in/sex sticky body heat/sink into it/the spaciousness of collapse/ancestral and woven/the texture of distance/ambient desire/city sunset slick and dirty/this shit is raw do you notice

HIGHER FLOOR