Shamik

Current Location:
Vancouver, BC

Shamik is a beatboxer/ MC/ DJ/ producer based in Vancouver. He has performed in 15 countries and 5 continents. His festival highlights in Canada are Shambhala, Bass Coast, Edmonton Folkfest, Astral Harvest, Victoria Jazzfest, and Vancouver Island Musicfest. Overseas his festival highlights are Mood Indigo, Sunburn (India), Dubplate (Philippines), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Southbound, and Peats Ridge (Australia). In Vancouver he has performed at TEDx, New Forms Festival, Vancouver Jazzfest, and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. He has toured with Method Man & Redman, Bassnectar, Q-Bert, Kentaro, Sub Swara, Tanya Tagaq and performed live with Mat The Alien, Skream, Delhi 2 Dublin, Z-Trip, Killa Kela, Oka, Skratch Bastid, Felix Zenger, and Salmonella Dub. He has showcased at critically acclaimed worldwide events like Bass Drive (Montreal), Espionage (Mebourne), Bass Foundation (New Delhi), Turntables on the Hudson (New York City), Non Stop Bhangra (San Francisco), and Bass Republic (Ho Chi Minh). His beatbox tutorial video alongside Skratchy Seal (voiced by DJ Q-Bert) has over 100 000 views on Youtube.

Shamik has released 2 full length solo albums and 4 EP’s. He has also collaborated on releases by Subvert (Rottun), Sub Swara (Low Motion), Grasp The Erro (Bombeatz), Jpod (Swing Set Sounds), Kush Arora (High Chai), Woodhead (EVD), and Numbersix (EVD). Shamik and author / speaker Kevin Carroll were finalists for TED 2012 and presented a live globally streamed talk at TED headquarters in New York. His lyrics are uplifting and conscious and he is an advocate of encouraging everyone to pursue their dreams. After touring the world as a beatboxer and MC, Shamik has shifted into focusing on production. He looks forward to more collaborations and performances in 2013.

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