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Download: Chief Rock – “Smoke Dance Hip Hop Remix”

Sino General aka Chief Rock really brought the remix to this one.

Cayuga Nation electronic artist Chief Rock,  a member of the Haudenosaunee of Six Nations,  has been living and working in Vancouver for the last two years, during which time he’s been able to finish tracks like the one below. It’s a remix of the traditional Mohawk Smoke Dance; an upbeat and bass-driven remix of an already powerful powwow song.

Chief Rock grew up performing – shortly after high school he joined the Kanata Native Dance Theater and then later the internationally renowned Red Thunder dance group, while maintaining an interest in BBoying. Chief Rock has also danced in music videos, including Susan Aglukhark’s One Hand Turns Another. It’s been this blend of contemporary flair and traditional knowledge that’s led Rock to create remixes like the one below. Cop it!

Download: Chief Rock – “Smoke Dance Hip Hop Remix”

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2 Comments

  1. ANNETTE

    I liked it, it was good 🙂

  2. Spectacular!!! Once again http://www.RPM.FM brings us the utmost contemporary Native music – this will be the Friday April 27th rpm.fm download of the week on Native Trailblazers. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nativetrailblazers/2012/04/27/filmmaker-randy-ericksen-hip-hop-artist-frank-waln