New York City-based alternative hip-hop band Oxymorrons have dropped another undeniably catchy single that drives an important message. Following their anti-racism warcry ‘Justice’ and the braggadocious banger ‘Green Vision‘, the band’s new song ‘Django‘ serves as the third single from their anticipated ‘Mohawks & Durags’ EP. The project is slated for release 20 September, 2021 via Jason Aalon Butler’s (Fever 333 / Pressure Cracks / Letlive) artist collective 333 Wreckords Crew.
Pulling from their multicultural backgrounds and experiences (the members are of Haitian, Dominican, and Venezuelan descent), the band sought to put their existence as men of colour in society – and in navigating the music industry – into perspective.
When asked to expand on the inspiration behind ‘Django’, Oxymorrons as a group shared, “Django is not only our tribute to 90’s Hip Hop and Rock. It’s about being black and proud. It’s an unapologetic celebration of our melanin. We used Django because so often our society only celebrates fictional embodiments of black resistance, while erasing the actual black revolutionaries throughout global history. The systems in place don’t want us to see ourselves in those that look like us… that fought for our peoples liberation (see Haiti, DR, Africa, etc). We say, fuck that. I look like him, You look like him, We look like him. DJANGO!!!”
Continuing their trend of taking iconic rock covers and flipping them on their heads – ‘Justice’ with Queen’s self titled, ‘Green Vision’ with Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ – the ‘Django’ artwork is an Oxy-fied spin on Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’.
Oxymorrons will be hitting the road hard in North America this autumn in support of their upcoming ‘Mohawks & Durags’ EP. First opening for Anti-Flag Sept-Oct, and then opening for Neck Deep alongside Boston Manor, Zero 9:36 and Heart Attack Man, Oct-Dec.