Award-winning Indigenous electronic duo The Halluci Nation is celebrating the opportunity of a lifetime with the launch of a collab with Epic Games.
Halluci Nation’s music is the featured theme for a new Apache character in Fortnite, one of the worlds most famous video games.
If you know us then you know that we are avid gamers and making video game music has always been on both of our bucket lists. So when the opportunity came up to work with Epic Games we quickly jumped at the chance. pic.twitter.com/GXR9GZt5T8
— The Halluci Nation (@atribecalledred) December 4, 2022
The character, Massai, is featured in Fortnite Chapter 4’s Battle Pass and gets unlocked when players reach tier 11.
“If you know us then you know that we are avid gamers and making video game music has always been on both of our bucket lists. So when the opportunity came up to work with Epic Games we quickly jumped at the chance. What makes this even more exciting is that we were asked to work on music for this brand new character because he’s Apache and really done right,” wrote the group on their Instagram. “Nyáwęh to the Fortnite creatives over at Epic on the collaboration and helping us make our dreams come true!”
The Halluci Nation includes members Ehren “Bear Witness” Thomas of the Cayuga nation and Tim “2oolman” Hill of the Mohawk nation, formerly of A Tribe Called Red.
In 2012 the group took the Polaris Music Prize for their debut album ‘A Tribe Called Red’.
In 2017, their debut album as the group’s new journey as ‘The Halluci Nation’, ‘We Are The Halluci Nation’ won a Canadian Independent Music Award for Album of the Year and a Much Music Video Award for video of the year with their incredible track “R.E.D.” (ft. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear). The following year they won the Juno Award for Group of the Year.