Photo by David Guttenfelder
Pow Wow is a style of Indigenous singing that has been practiced for centuries in what is now Minnesota. Joe Rainey hails from Red Lake Ojibwe in Minneapolis and has been interested in the style since his childhood. His new single, "no chants," is this incredibly bass heavy song unlike anything I've ever heard before. It combines Pow Wow singing with pounding bass that puts any kind of hop hop you've ever heard to shame. It's kind of like a stripped down version of digital hardcore. "no chants" may not musically be for everyone, but you owe it to yourself to give this a chance. This song is an important listen for everyone.
You can watch the video for "no chants" below. Niineta is due out May 20 on 37d03d and can be pre-saved and pre-ordered here.