Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, world-renowned native Producer/DJ crew, A Tribe Called Red, returns with their brand new track, Stadium Pow Wow feat. Black Bear. Ready to heat up the summer with their signature sound, the group premiered the anthemic, driving single, today with FADER.

The new track follows the group’s May 2015 EP release, Suplex (Pirates Blend in Canada, and internationally on the band’s own label, Radicalized Records). “This song represents a new era for A Tribe Called Red,” the group comments. “It’s not the first song that we have released with 2oolman or Black Bear, but it feels very special to us because, not only was it one of the first songs we worked on together with 2oolman, but also the first time we actually worked closely with a drum group. Doing that was the realization of a dream that the band has had for years and we are super thankful to Black Bear for being open minded about it.”

Since 2010 the group – currently made up DJ NDN, Bear Witness and 2oolman – has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. In a sense, ATCR’s music is the soundtrack to a contemporary evolution of the pow wow: their Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa showcase native talent and aboriginal culture, alongside an open, wild party. Within a couple of years, they have become the face of an urban Native youth renaissance, championing their heritage and speaking out on aboriginal issues, while being on top of popular music, fashion and art. Bear Witness doubles as the crew’s visual artist and creates stunning, political, and sometimes humorous, videos that incorporate film and pop culture references to native people and reclaim the aboriginal image.

Their second full-length album, Nation II Nation (May 2014), was shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, was nominated for four Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards – Best Group, Best Producer, Best Album and Best Cover Art – and earned the group a 2014 JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group Of The Year, as well as a nod for Electronic Album Of The Year.

Stay tuned for more from A Tribe Called Red this summer!



06/25 | Aboriginal Day Live – The Forks | Winnipeg, MB (FREE)

06/26 | Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival | Ottawa, ON (FREE)

07/09 | Phillips Backyard Weekender | Victoria, BC (Tickets)

07/15 | Folk on the Rocks Music Festival | Yellowknife, NWT (Tickets)

07/23 | Way Home Festival | Oro-Medonte, ON (Tickets)

07/31 | The Banff Centre – Shaw Amphitheatre | Banff, AB (Tickets)

08/15 | Festival Acadie Rock – Riverfront Park | Moncton, NB (FREE)

08/18 | Boyce Farmers Market | Fredericton, NB

08/19 | The Marquee Ballroom | Halifax, NS

08/20 | 2016 Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games | Membertou, NS (FREE)

08/31 | Pacific National Exhibition | Vancouver, BC (FREE with gate admission)

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