NEGRO TERROR’S DAVID HIGGINS EXPLORES NEW SOUNDS TO FIGHT THE SYSTEM WITH CHINESE DUB CONNECTION EMBASSY
By Nathan Leigh
December 18, 2020
As one of the artists behind the beloved Memphis punk icons Negro Terror, David Higgins has long been known for his fire. But on his latest project Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, the guitarist and vocalist-producer Joseph explore deeper sonic territory, melding dub, lover’s rock, hip-hop, and some metal for flavor into his style. The result is the band’s latest Crew Vibez, which dropped earlier this month. On the album highlight “Warzone,” the band finds the sweet spot, fitting their disparate influences into a song that matches Higgins’ flair for fury with the project’s expansive vibe. It’s a track that captures the feeling of the summer as revolution felt inevitable.
Describing the record, Higgins calls their sound “buck ragga” saying, “we wanted to sonically showcase a complete snapshot of this year’s ups and downs; from our relationships to helping to battle for truth and rights within the city and throughout the country.” Check out the full record on Bandcamp, and keep up with CCDE on Instagram @ccdevibes.