Following the revolution in the street art world, it seems that British graffiti artist Banky is now set to conquer the music scene. According to the news, the artist has recently planned to embark on a musical journey this summer, where he will be DJing. Like anything Banksy, however, the proposal is not as straightforward as it sounds. The effort has been dubbed a “hybrid DJ, art and interpretive dance show”.
If the news is to be believed, Banksy is set to go on a music tour where she plans to perform as a DJ. According to Mixmag, the show will also stop Bristol’s musical heritage with the culture of street art. The report quoted Banksy as saying that she has been playing in the Idol Hands for “140 BPM dubstep Wobblers” for years.
According to a press release by the artist, the move was inspired by British Hyperdub musician William Bevan. The latter, who initially remained anonymous, recently revealed her identity through a selfie.
Does this mean that the world will finally have to see who Banky is? The announcement has once again given rise to rumors that the cast may actually be musician Robert ‘3D’ Del Naza, who has established an active member of the Bristol-origin electronic music band ‘Massive Attack’.
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Rumors of Banksy actually gained traction in 2017 for the massive attacker Robert Del Naz, when British composer Clifford Joseph Price MBE aka DJ Goldie mistakenly referred to the artist as ‘Rob’, who was the distraction. Pete was on Podcast during an interview with Scrobius Pip.
In 2016, a Scottish journalist by the name of Craig Williams also came to the same conclusion after a lengthy investigation into Banky’s actual identity, which he shot to fame in 1997 for his ‘Mild Mild West’ mural.
Yet another theory is that in the 2017 podcast, Goldie’s slip of the tongue referred not to Rob Del Naza, but to Robin Guningham, the man first identified as Banky by the Daily Mail in 2008.
The announcement of Banksy’s DJ tour seems to have brought back the mystery of who the real Banky is, a mystery that the artist has managed to guard despite the global popularity of his art – which has now turned into a brand . His eccentric ‘tricks’ such as his own artwork post-auction burns, highly specialized exhibitions and the West Bank in Israel as well as the ‘Walled of Hotel’, the identity of the British artist remains a mystery.
Speaking about his DJing plans in a message shared on his Finsta page, Banky said he hopes the public is “able to interpret the subliminal message” in his upcoming endeavor. Well, the artist can be sure that despite the subliminal aspects, many people around the world will be looking at their website with sieve eyes so that the dates of the music can be traced.