Let’s send some kudos to Fort Erie/Ottawa’s DJ Shub for winning the 2012 Red Bull Thre3style Canadian Finals here in Halifax this past weekend. Could I tell you exactly what the Thre3style is or exactly how you win it? No I could not, but I do know that 5 of the country’s best DJ’s (Shub, along with Halifax’s DJ IV, Saskatoon’s DJ Charly Hustle, Port Moody’s DJ Friktion and Montreal’s DJ Henward) tore the Palace a new one on Saturday night, and Shub, a former Canadian DMC winner, came out on top. So big up to Shub on the win and another kudos to Red Bull & Co. for bringing the finals here.
DJ Shub also happens to be 1/3 of the DJ/production crew known as A Tribe Called Red. Along with DJ NDN and Bear Witness, ATCR have essentially created a new genre of electronic music by mixing “traditional Pow Wow music with contemporary club sounds”. Their self-titled debut album is a head-nodding mix of sounds you won’t hear anywhere else, and you can grab it from their site via pay-what-you-can download. They have also done some great remixes, including one of Main Source’s highly slept-on Fakin The Funk and a hypnotic instrumental take on the Dipset Anthem. I have to say, if you’re a Canadian MC looking for remixers, I’d be looking these dudes up quick fast.
MP3:: The Diplomats - Dipset Anthem (ATCR Bubble Remix)
DJ Shub - Canada - Qualifier by Red Bull Thre3style on Mixcloud