West Coast crew the See Monsters drop a new mixtape of beats and samples supporting frontline Indigenous resistance struggles to protect land and water.
Audio-visual duo the See Monsters, aka DJ/Producer TEEQWA (Dean Hunt) and Live-Visuals/VJ artist Bracken Hanuse Corlett have been performing together across Turtle Island since 2011, as part of legendary west coast crew Skookum Sound System.
Their latest drop is the “Wa’ump” mixtape, a compilation assembled, as they say, “in response to all the hard work our people have been doing on the frontlines of the struggle. We created this mix in support of everyone standing up and protecting our sacred water from coast to coast.”
With shoutouts to #NoDAPL, Lelu Island, the Great Bear Rainforest, “Wa’ump”, meaning water, blends original productions, cinematic samples, deep beats, John Trudell and MLK speeches, and even audio from Standing Rock, into a heady and hypnotic resistance soundtrack.
The multitalented artist duo is well-versed in the realms of the sonic and the visual. Teeqwa has been DJing and producing music for years and also practices as a respected contemporary artist working within the Heiltsuk traditions of painting and carving. Hanuse-Corlett hails from the Wuikinuxv and Klahoose Nations and also works in a variety of media including digital design, painting and sculpture.
The See Monsters call their style “an Audio-Visual Peace Treaty” where “cousins from different Nations, align to transform spaces into sacred places to dance, to witness, to howl and bounce”.
STREAM: The See Monsters – “Wa’ump”
intro: Flying (Original Mix)Teeqwa
Clouds (Original Mix) Kletis
Walk With Me (Original Mix) Dubspeeka
Wonderful Feeling (Gorgon Sound Remix)
Moner Alo (Original Mix) Brooklyn Shanti, Anoura
Joyride (Instrumental) The Polish Ambassador
Violin Step Feat. Ras Divarius (Original MIx) Ashanti Selah
outro: Monster Horse (Original Mix) Teeqwa