Interview with Steve Chandra of Asian Dub Foundation

Foto: Umberto Lopez

My interview with Steve Chandra of Asian Dub Foundation is available in the print issue of Melodie und Rhythmus 4/2015. A teaser can be viewed here. [in German]

We talked about racism, the new Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn, and to Steve’s taste at least, not enough about his new album.

On ‘cultural appropriation’, Steve said:

“I don’t think ‘cultural appropriation’ is theft. At most, it’s poor taste – though of course, it depends on how you approach it. If you appropriate something superficially and bank on its exotic appeal, that’s exoticism. I find that funny rather than offensive, though. To me, it just seems like the hippie bands of the 60s with their zither solos.”

The same issue of M&R contains my review of the ‘Deathwish’ hardcore festival in London.

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