The hottest Native DJ collective going—hottest of all time, we’ll go ahead and say—is A Tribe Called Red, known individually as Bear Witness, DJ NDN, and DJ Shub. These like-minded indigenous beat-makers have taken powwow music by groups like Northern Cree and Black Lodge, put it into a Cuisinart, and created something incredibly cool, a style the Ottawa-based crew have dubbed Pow Wow Step.
And now, they’re giving it away.
After two years of dribbling out individual tracks and posting videos to their YouTube channel, all while DJing the hippest Native events across Turtle Island, A Tribe Called Red have put their 11-track debut album online for free. It’s currently playing on repeat here in the ICTMN offices; get it and put it on your own digital gizmo or whatsit. You can do that by clicking the widget below or visiting electricpowwow.com (the Tribe’s blog is located at atribecalledred.blogspot.com).