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DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red (but not a founding member), is a title earning DJ, award winning music producer, and devoted family man from Six Nations of the Grand River. His PowWowStep EP picked up an Indigenous Music Award for Best Instrumental Album in May of 2017; the Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) named him DJ of the Year in June of 2017; and, his music video for “Indomitable ft. Northern Cree Singers” picked up a nomination for Best EDM/Dance Video at the 2017 Much Music Video Awards.

DJ Shub counts two DMC Canada DJ Championship titles (2007 and 2008), a DMC Canadian Battle for Supremacy title (2008), a Canadian Red Bull Thre3style title (2012), and a King of the Dot Canada vs. USA DJ battle win along with a trophy from the JUNO Awards as some of his most notable accomplishments.

The PowWowStep EP was released on December 2, 2016. The project includes six original songs featuring the vocals of seven-time Grammy nominated Northern Cree Singers, smoke dance singer Frazer Sundown, and a northern drum from Blackfoot territory called Black Lodge Singers.

DJ Shub parted ways with A Tribe Called Red in 2014. His work with the group includes the JUNO Award winning album, Nation II Nation and their most popular single, “Electric Pow Wow Drum”  (4,685,580 streams on Spotify).

“Played it for my high school class and they all started to move and throw their hands in the air. They said that’s pretty cool Mr. Wood! Judging by their action, I’d say it’s pretty darn electric.”
– Steve Wood, founder and lead singer of Northern Cree, on DJ Shub’s lead single entitled “Indomitable ft. Northern Cree”

“Shub is just a DJ that you can’t really out scratch… there’s really very few DJs out there who can out cut Shub.”
Vekked , 2015 DMC World Champion, on DJ Shub’s 2012 DJ battle performance for King of the Dot

PowWowStep EP now available (December 2, 2016)

DJ Shub’s solo debut is now available on all streaming services and digital music stores. Hard copies can also be purchased from his Bandcamp page (linked below).

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DJ Titles & Accomplishments
• 2017 Canadian Organization of Campus Activities (COCA) DJ of the Year
• 2012 Canadian Red Bull Thre3style Champion
• 2008 Canadian Battle for Supremacy winner
• 2008 DMC Canada DJ Championship winner
• 2007 DMC Canada DJ Championship winner

Awards & Accomplishments for Producer Work
• 2017 Indigenous Music Awards, Best Instrumental Album for PowWowStep EP by DJ Shub
• 2017 Much Music Video Awards nomination, Best EDM/Dance Video for “Indomitable ft. Northern Cree Singers”
• National Aboriginal Music Countdown, “Old School is for Lovers ft. Morningstar River” hit #1 on the chart | September 17, 2016 (website)
• 2014 JUNO Awards, Breakthough Group of the Year for Nation II Nation by A Tribe Called Red
• 2013 Polaris Prize short list for Nation II Nation by A Tribe Called Red
• 2013 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, Best Producer, Best Group/Duo, Best Pop Album, Best Album Cover for Nation II Nation by A Tribe Called Red

Recent Media Coverage
• The Georgia Straight: DJ Shub creates a powwow for our times | July 19, 2017 (website)
• Apt613: Canada Scene: Apt613 talks to DJ Shub before gig with Buffy Sainte-Marie at Southam Hall | July 1, 2017 (website)
• ARTSFILE: Canada Scene: Stepping up with DJ Shub | June 27, 2017 (website)
• Muskrat Magazine: Must know about Indigenous newsmakers in 2K16 | January 6, 2017 (website)
• Indian Country Today Media Network: 8 Great Native Music Videos of 2016 | January 2, 2017 (website)
• Indian Country Today Media Network: Former ‘Tribe Called Red’ DJ Shub Releases First Solo Video and EP ‘Indomitable’ | November 24, 2016 (website)
• CBC Music: John Legend to Zaki Ibrahim to DJ Shub: 11 songs you need to hear this week | November 25, 2016 (website)
• CBC Music: DJ Shub, PowWowStep first play | November 24, 2016 (website)
• DJ Shub’s New Video Features ‘Indomitable’ Pow Wow Spirit | November 16, 2016 (website)
• Muskrat Magazine: Debut music video for DJ Shub, formerly of A Tribe Called Red | November 15, 2016 (website)
• CFWE: DJ Shub music video premieres today!! | November 14, 2016 (website)
• Noisey: DJ Shub Is “Indomitable” on His New Song with Northern Cree Singers | November 14, 2016 (website)
• Indie Music Filter: Video: “Indomitable” (ft. Northern Cree Singers) by DJ Shub | November 10, 2016 (website)
• Premiere, Indomitable by DJ Shub feat. Northern Cree Singers | November 10, 2016 (website)
• Unceded Airwaves on CITR 101.9 FM Vancouver: Interview with Lisa Girbav | October 27, 2016 (website)
• Native Waves Radio on CFUV 101.9 FM Victoria: Interview with January Rogers | September 21, 2016 (website)
• Native Peoples Magazine: Back From the Red, Mohawk musician DJ Shub, who left A Tribe Called Red in 2014, releases his debut album, “Powwow Step.”| June 30, 2016 (website)
• Digital Drum: Pride Toronto: Two-Spirit Rainbow Pow Wow | September 13, 2016 (website)
• Muskrat Magazine: Feature Artist, DJ Shub | May 26, 2016 (website)
• NCI FM: Radio interview for the National Aboriginal Music Countdown, “Old School is for Lovers” added to the countdown | April 16, 2016 (website)
• Unreserved on CBC: Playlist addition, “Old School is for Lovers” | April 13, 2016 (website)
• LastRealIndians: DJ Shub releases new single alongside VICELAND debut | April 8, 2016 (read it)
• CFNR FM: Radio interview and playlist addition, “Old School is for Lovers” | April 7, 2016 (website)
• CFWE FM: Playlist addition, “Old School is for Lovers” | April 7, 2016 (website)
• Noisey: Music by VICE: DJ Shub Mixes Native With The New For The Soulful “Old School Is For Lovers” | April 6, 2016 (read it)

Related Media Coverage
• Winnipeg Free Press: More pride, less patriotism | July 5, 2017 (website)
• CBC News: Get ready to party like it’s 2017 | December 31, 2016 (read it)
CBC News: Alberta Indigenous group receives 7th Grammy Award nomination | December 7, 2016 (read it)
• Noisey: Music by VICE: Premiere: Joey Stylez shows us the ways of the warrior in his “Pride of Lions remix” video | November 24, 2015 (read it)
• Ottawa Citizen: DJ Shub on life after A Tribe Called Red | June 15, 2015 (read it)
• Indian Country Today Media Network: Cayuga DJ Named Best Party Rocker; A Tribe Called Red on Tour | June 1, 2012 (read it)

Recent DJ Shub News
• Recorded a group of pow wow singers, which included Gabe Gaudet (Bear Creek) and Eddy Robinson (Morningstar River), at SOTA Studio/OVO Sound in Toronto on November 6, 2016 (video).
• Booking agent secured for Europe. DJ Shub is now represented by Kolia Rustin at Allo Floride (Paris, France).

Recent Performances (2016)
• October 29: A Multiverse Halloween | Kamloops, BC at Sean Mayo
• October 28: Halloween 2016 | Penticton, BC at The Mule on Martin
• October 27: Way Home | Vancouver, BC at Fortune Sound Club
• October 22: imagineNative Film Festival | Toronto, ON at Horseshoe Tavern
• October 7: North Day, ON at Voyger Inn
• September 17: Rifflandia Festival | Victoria, BC at Lucky Bar
• September 14: 2016 DMC Canadian National DJ Championships | Toronto, ON at The Revival
• September 4: Live Free Live Righteous | Thunder Bay, ON at Fort William Historical Park
• August 21: Tsleil-Waututh Cultural Arts Festival | North Vancouver, BC at Cates Park
• August 12: TD Manifesto Day at Union Station | Toronto, ON at Union Station
• July 29: Fernie, BC at The Royal
• July 27: Banff, AB at Dancing Sasquatch
• July 26: Taste of Edmonton | Edmonton, AB at Churchill Square
• July 1: Pride Toronto’s Two Spirit Rainbow Pow Wow | Toronto, ON at TD Village Square
• June 18: Ottawa Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival | Ottawa, ON at Vincent Massey Park
• June 16: NXNE | Toronto, ON at The Great Hall
• June 4: Youth Celebration | Skidegate First Nation, BC at Skidegate Community Hall

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Photos by Ogichidaa Arts.