Welcome back to our weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat – your weekly dose of music that promotes the flogging of bosses, the running out of town of racists, and class war on the dancefloor.
We have a very special podcast for you this week, because we were graced in the studio by our friend and comrade DJ Neil Kastro. Neil is a long-time anti-capitalist community organizer who hails from the uptown Filipino community in Cote-des-Neiges, Montreal, and is also the host of Sigaw Ng Bayan, a weekly Filipino radio show heard every Friday from 2-3pm on CKUT. On top of that, he’s also a super talented musician, MC, and DJ. Neil brought in a nice selection of Filipino hip-hop directly from the Philippines, as well as from the diaspora.
Then, in the second hour of the show, we bring you an interview with the Hamilton-based rebel MC Lee Reed. Some of you might know Lee Reed from his previous band, Warsawpack, who put out a couple albums with Propagandhi’s G7 Welcoming Committee records in the early 2000’s. Since the break-up of Warsawpack, Lee has continued to churn out wicked militant hip-hop that makes bosses and bankers cower in fear for their safety. He just dropped a new album last week called “The Butcher, The Banker, The Bitumen Tanker”, and he’s offering it up as a free fucking download on his website! So what the fuck are you waiting for?
We’re coming back atcha this week with another HUGE guest on the show – M1 of Dead Prez! Tune in this Wednesday from 10pm-12am EST on CKUT to hear that.
Playlist – March 25 2015
Warsawpack – War on drugs
Mother Tareka & The Rebel Funktion – In my b-free stance
Han Han – World gong crazy
Kimmortal – Ancestral clock
The Bar – Coming to America
Bambu – Comrades
Bambu – Moms
Dagamuffin feat. The Magkaisa Centre – My folks
Las Cafeteras – Mujer soy (Yukicito remix)
Dagamuffin – Smash
Hopie – Love song
Mass Bass – Ooh mama
Lee Reed – No Kanada
Interview with Lee Reed
Lee Reed – Members of the board
Flowtilla – Stop Line 9
Waahli – Sundance
Kinnie Starr feat. Ja$E El Nino – Save our waters