Award winning Indigenous artist, writer and music producer Jonathan Garlow releases new cover single “Some Kind of Hate” for electronic rock project VAMPIRE DUWOP.
SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER TERRITORY — Mohawk artist, songwriter, producer and publisher Jonathan Garlow is trailblazing another new pathway for Indigenous music with his latest release, “Some Kind of Hate”.
Jonathan Garlow is Kanienke:haka (Mohawk) from Six Nations of the Grand River and matrilineally Potawotami from Whitefish Falls, Manitoulin Island. His latest project, VAMPIRE DUWOP, marks a 20+ year return to his roots in a fresh hybridized blend between punk rock, reggae, rocksteady, 50s rock and roll and hip hop.
Garlow’s latest single is a cover of Glen Danzig’s “Some Kind of Hate”. It was mixed and mastered by JUNO Award winners Darren Magierowski and Jill Zimmerman at Jukasa Studios on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory using the the SSL8072, a classic piece of hardware, direct from Abbey Road Studio 3 — used in numerous legendary albums like Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon”.
Garlow is an award winning music producer, taking the first Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in 2003 for Indigenous hip hop, leading “Tru Rez Crew” for Song of the Year and Best Hip Hop/Rap Album.
VAMPIRE DUWOP is an afro-indigenous art project based on Six Nations of the Grand River, Ontario, Canada and explores and embraces Indigenous identity, without the confines of what “Indigenous music” is supposed to look like.
The result, is a rag-tag group of mixed indigenous artists occupying space in the Indigenous music realm authentically embracing their love of sci-fi and fantasy genres, musical theatre, punk rock, reggae/ska/rocksteady, hip hop and cosplay to bring forward a true and unlimited Indigenous perspective on what it means to be an intergenerational survivor of genocide.
VAMPIRE DUWOP is the antithesis of that pressure. Garlow’s stand-out vocal performance is an eerie manifestation of the parallels between being an intergenerational survivor of genocide and the undead.