Music Appreciation: Drone

For many people, a drone wouldn't even be called music, just an irritating noise, like the buzzing of a refrigerator, the hum of traffic, the sound of bees in a hive. For others, it is OMMMM, the sound of the universe in Hindu cosmology, or, put in the language of modern physics, an expression of the fact that everything vibrates, everything is a wave.

Music Appreciation: Global Bass

A Tribe Called Red bounce up and down as they play a ferocious remix of their track “Indigenous Power” made by Monterrey, Mexico based producer Javier Estrada, along with a stream of rap, dancehall, cumbia and miscellaneous unknown vicious styles. It’s a hip-hop party, it’s an “Electric Pow Wow”, to use the name of the group’s party night in Ottawa; it’s 21st century cosmopolitanism in full effect: a perfect example of the bringing together of worlds that is Global Bass.