Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Are You Listening To 'A Tribe Called Red' Yet? by Alex Snider

You should definitely be listening to A Tribe Called Red. They are Bear Witness, DeeJay Shub and DeeJay NDN, three Aboriginal dudes from Ottawa. Their sound is dubstep meets club meets Pow Wow drumming and singing meets hip-hop with even a little dancehall thrown in to create their signature brand of "Pow Wow Step". And their videos are awesome and full of subversive cleverness. And they've remixed Diplo! And they've got a show in Toronto on Friday!

I think my favourite song is Woodcarver and how it calls to mind Gil Scott-Heron with the mix of beats and social-justice. But then there's Electric Pow Wow Drum...

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