Noise Cans is a category-defying artist who amalgamates musical genre and textures, and inspires pride in cultural diversity. Through uniquely weaving his rich Bermudian culture into heart-felt songs, his music has touched critics around the globe. Noise Cans is a movement. He collaborates with established artists, and also features the next generation of superstars, working with young artists that are also about the movement rather than a superficial image. His new tune “No War” with Jamaica’s Jesse Royal speaks to the consciousness he brings with him into the music.
The Gombey masks and outfits Noise Cans wears celebrate the African and Caribbean diasporas, inspiring his listeners to explore the history of the many cultures that contribute to his music. The fact that Noise Cans has been featured by massive artists like Steve Aoki speaks to the way his rise is being celebrated. Get familiar. Get excited. Noise Cans is a cultural movement that we need more of. We’re thrilled that he took time to answer some questions for HIGH TIMES about his music, his path and his love for the ganja.
HT: You describe your sound system as “badman rave”. What does that mean to you?