DJ Shub Brings Tribal Dubstep to Jazz Fest

DJ Shub makes an unlikely return to Jazz Fest Friday. The Canadian DJ and producer last played Jazz Fest in 2013 as part of A Tribe Called Red—the first act to bring dubstep to the festival. Musically, the trio were smart, funny and political as they made their Native American heritage central to their music, whether by addressing the racism of many sports mascots, or by working tribal chants and drums into their music.

The World Plugs In

I hoped that in Peru Boom: Bass, Bleeps and Bumps from Peru’s Electronic Underground, I’d found a Peruvian equivalent to bounce. On first listen, it was clear that I did and didn’t. The compilation presents a current, club-oriented, electronic expression of local culture, but it lacks the specific details we associate with bounce: emcees, crazy energy, and neighborhood focus.

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