Line-up /A Tribe Called Red, DJ Ayres (The Rub), Mother Brother
Making their way from Canada's capital, we've got native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red coming to Glasslands on November 17th! Also, hailing from the dirty south, DJ Ayres (The Rub) and Connecticut's Mother Brother will be spinning beats to get the night going!
-A TRIBE CALLED RED-
Bursting forth from Canada’s capital, native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red is making an impact on the global electronic scene with a truly unique sound. Made up of three members – two-time Canadian DMC Champion DJ Shub, DJ NDN and Bear Witness – the group has created a signature style called powwowstep, a mix of traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. DJ 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. They’re known for creating and running the Electric Pow Wow events in Ottawa, which showcased native talent and aboriginal culture, alongside an open and wild party, and are, in a sense, the most recent evolution of the pow wow event.
Since starting out in late 2010, A Tribe Called Red has gained popularity not only within urban club scenes, but also with the youth on many native reservations. Within a couple years, they became the face of Urban Native youth renaissance, proudly championing their heritage while being on top of popular music, fashion and art.
-DJ AYRES (THE RUB) -
Originally from Mississippi, DJ Ayres or Ayres Haxton Jr. as his parents know him, is famous for being the founding father of The Rub, the Brooklyn monthly party that swiftly gained a reputation for being “The Best Party in NYC” (New York Press) back in 2002 and to this day remains one of the staples of NYC nightlife. Combining everything from 80′s pop and disco to house, reggae and hip-hop, The Rub provides “something for everyone, no matter what you’re into,” (resident Cosmo Baker) and in the process helped launch DJ Ayres into worldwide consciousness as one of the best mixtape-making, party djas around.
Growing up on a diet of Delta Blues, Miami Bass, alternative rock and hip-hop, Dj Ayres paid dues in the upstate New York town of Poughkeepsie (along with the likes of Mark Ronson and Darshan Jesrani of Metro Area), where he divided his time between scratching in dorm rooms, hosting radio shows, djing at local bars, promoting shows and fulfilling his insatiable appetite for indie hip-hop singles and mixtapes – a pedigree that has now seen Ayres go on to dj in over 60 cities across the globe with the likes of Ghostface Killah, Public Enemy, The Chemical Brothers, Snoop Dogg, DJ AM, Z-Trip, Diplo, Santogold, Spank Rock, LCD Soundsystem, Justice and countless more.
Further cementing his status as a key player in American club culture is the fact that Ayres has released over 20 remixes, both on his own T&A label (with partner Tittsworth) plus Money Studies, GAMM, ESL, Scion A/V and more. Ayres produced and released more than 40 mix CDs in the last five years, prompting The New York Times to hail him as”one of New York’s best mixtape DJs.” He cohosts two online radio shows with The Rub, and continues to play at fundraisers for Barak Obama, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Families of 911, Tsunami & Katrina survivors and more.