Afro-Latin Dub meets West Coast bass, World Hood, the self titled debut album from World Hood Music is a peaceful revolution in itself, uncrowded by the usual suspects. The group’s first release plays like a breakbeat fairytale with distinct Afro-beat, Cumbia, and Hip Hop chapters. If Portishead and Too Short ran into Chico Mann at the corner store at 2 a.m. World Hood music is what would commence shortly after.
Behind the beat machines or the microphone, Estrella Hood is the dynamic voice of World Hood, and the voice heard throughout the group’s self titled debut release. Influenced by her childhood soundtrack as the daughter of Mexican immigrants on the West Coast, Estrella Hood combines culture and kick drums relocating traditional ceremonies to the dancehall.
Indio the Beatmaker
With roots in Africa, India, and California, Indio the Beatmaker is the mind behind the beats and the man behind the boards playing both producer and engineer for the World Hood camp. Known for the trademarked international flavor of his DJ sets, 2011 saw the release of his first full-length production, the self titled World Hood, which received rave reviews from the international music including MTV Iggy and Ghettobassquake.com.
After the Rain