Bursting forth from Ottawa Canada, world-renowned native Producer/DJ crew A Tribe Called Red, who are Ian “DJ NDN” CampeauTim “2oolman” Hill and Bear Witness, today announce their third studio album We Are The Halluci Nation, set for release worldwide on the 16th of September. Today the clique gifts us with their brand new single ‘R.E.D’ Feat. Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Narcy (Snippet) and Black Bear, which got its first spin overnight on Beats 1 with EBRO.
Listen to R.E.D HERE
Narcy commented on the track stating, “I think it is the first time in history where you have an African, an Iraqi and the Indigenous of Canada are on one song. It’s an important breaking in culture, we are coming together to counter the narratives built around the history of our communities and showing the power of our people combined. It feels like the beginning of something new and old, the rebirth after many injustices” 

We’ve already had a taste of the album, in the form of singles ‘Stadium Pow Wow Feat. Black Bear & We Are the Halluci Nation’, which features the poetry of Santee Dakota activist, artist and actor John Trudell.  Trudell coined the name Halluci Nation, and his poetry and concepts appear throughout the album.

Watch the for Video for ‘We Are The Halluci Nation’ HERE
We Are The Halluci Nation is an invitation to anyone who is feeling dissatisfied with the current state of our post-colonial world to join a Tribe Called Red in building the “Halluci Nation” – an international community of like minded people dedicated to eradicating the lingering effects of colonialism of which you might already be part ofWe Are The Halluci Nation includes a number of noteworthy collaborations, ranging from hip-hop star Yasiin Bey (AKA Mos Def) to Saul Williams, Colombian visual artist and musician Lido Pimienta, native musicians Black Bear and Tanya Tagaq, plus the Swedish-Sami singer Maxida Marak and our homegrown legends OKA.

The album announce follows the group’s May 2015 EP release, Suplex and their first ever Australian tour, where the trio played an extensive run of mind blowing shows down the east-coast, as well as appearing at Australian Music Week with an incredibly special performance at Homeground, an indigenous dance and music festival at the Sydney Opera House.

Their second full-length album, Nation II Nation (May 2014), was shortlisted for the prestigiousPolaris Music Prize, nominated for four Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards – Best Group, Best Producer, Best Album and Best Cover Art – and earned the group a 2014 JUNO Award for Breakthrough Group Of The Year, as well as a nod for Electronic Album Of The Year.

Tracklist for We Are the Halluci Nation below, and keep an eye out for its release on September 16.
1. We Are The Halluci Nation Ft. John Trudell, Northern Voice
2. R.E.D. Ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
3. The Virus Ft. Saul Williams & Black Bear
5. Sila Ft. Tanya Tagaq
6. The Light Ft. Lido Pimienta
7. Maima Koopi Ft. OKA and Chippewa Travellers
8. JHD Ft. Junior Ottawa
9. Eanan Ft. Maxida Marak
10. The Muse Ft. Jen Kreisberg
11. Indian City Ft. Northern Voice
12. How I Feel Ft. Leonard Sumner, Shad & Northern Voice
13. For You (The Light Part II) Ft. Lido Pimienta
14. ALie Nation Ft. John Trudell, Lido Pimienta, Tanya Tagaq & Northern Voice
15. SOON
A Tribe Called Red promotes inclusivity, empathy and acceptance amongst all races and genders in the name of social justice. They believe that indigenous people need to define their identity on their own terms. If you share this vision, then you are already part of the Halluci Nation.

We Are The Halluci Nation will be released in Australia on September 16th, you can pre-order the album HERE

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