Published Oct 18, 2017After spending nearly a decade as part of A Tribe Called Red, DJ and founding member Ian Campeau (a.k.a. DJ NDN) has announced he's leaving the group.
In a statement released through Twitter this morning (October 18), Campeau revealed that his departure will allow him to "shift my energy towards my speaking career, mentorship, and advocacy work."
"Using my platform I will continue to bring positive things to the world," he continued. "I'm looking forward to also be able to spend more time with my family, on my farm, growing healthy food for my community."
Campeau also noted how a touring lifestyle had also begun to exacerbate his own anxiety and depression, calling his departure "the healthier choice for me."
He continued: "After that much time, my bandmates and I have also grown apart and now have different interests and ideologies than we did 10 years ago. This caused tension between us and created a toxic environment to a point that I didn't feel comfortable in that working environment anymore."
Campeau concluded that he is "happy with the work I did as part of A Tribe Called Red and forever thankful for the all the opportunities this project has afforded me."
You can find his complete statement below.
A Tribe Called Red delivered their We Are the Halluci Nation LP last year, which earned them a short list nomination for the 2017 Polaris Music Prize.
*Major life announcement* pic.twitter.com/EvYAJldnWv— Migizi Bebaayaad (@deejayndn) October 18, 2017