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.

Win Tickets to See Bro Safari

EDM is a descriptor like “rock”—right, but so broad that when applied to electronic dance music, it says almost nothing. For Bro Safari, it’s more or less accurate. The veteran DJ/producer recently released “Reality,” and its verse and hook sung airily by Sarah Hudson are pure pop, but right at the point that you expect the song to take off ecstatically, the bottom drops out and face-melting bass turns the dance floor into a neon swamp.

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