DJ Shub set to shake up Halloween PowWowStep on spooky menu at Stu­dio Bell this Friday

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This Halloween week­end is get­ting a dose of PowWowStep with DJ Shub (for­merly of A Tribe Called Red) play­ing a spe­cial set at Stu­dio Bell Af­ter Hours on Oct. 27. The lights go down, the tunes turn up and the set­ting gets a lit­tle spooky.

DJ Shub sat down with Metro to chat about his frame of mind be­fore the show. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit stu­dio­ Q: It’s been a year since the PowWowStep EP came out — what have you been work­ing on? I got some new smokedance col­lab­o­ra­tions hap­pen­ing, ob­vi­ously the new set for next year’s tour­ing sched­ule and at the same time I’m col­lab­o­rat­ing with an­other pro­ducer from Win­nipeg, his name is Boogey the Beat. A mu­sic video as well, there’s a lot of stuff hap­pen­ing. Q: Through your ca­reer, with A Tribe Called Red and your solo stuff, how has the mar­ket grown for this type of mu­sic? I think it’s go­ing re­ally good. As far as the genre of PowWowStep, it’s still pretty new. We started in 2009 and 2010 is when we re­ally be­gan re­leas­ing stuff, so, it’s only been seven years since this mu­sic has been around. I’ve gone around to dif­fer­ent folk fes­ti­vals and per­formed and there’s still peo­ple who have never heard this kind of mu­sic be­fore.

And now you’re see­ing Pow­Wow be­ing cre­ated with dif­fer­ent gen­res of mu­sic. Q: To ex­pand on that — it feels like there’s a lot of cross genre mix­ing go­ing on in all kinds of mu­sic. Do you see that as the fu­ture of the in­dus­try? Yeah, you know, I re­ally be­lieve that nowa­days the at­ten­tion span of the mu­sic lis­tener is re­ally quick. Be­fore peo­ple stuck with a genre for a long time, but now with social media and how quick things are re­leased, peo­ple are kind of want­ing the new thing.


DJ Shub plays at the Na­tional Mu­sic Cen­tre for Halloween Week­end.

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