The long awaited Shambhala Music Festival is just around this corner. This year is the big one. For many, this is what the entire basis of festival season. With an absolutely torrential lineup full of some of the most impressive artists in the game, ranging from jungle and drum n bass originator Aphrodite, to De La Soul legend DJ Maseo, UK grime heavy hitter Dizzee Rascal, and everyone’s favourite Space Mom REZZ.
With so many stellar artists on the lineup, we figured 5 artists may not be enough; below are 10 artists we think you shouldn’t miss this year!
10. Whipped Cream
It’s almost a no brainer that this dynamic, fresh producer would make it onto our list. With her explosive stage presence, crushing original productions, cutting edge edits, and a mixing style that can only be described as frenetic Whipped Cream (aka Caroline Cecil) has been crushing the game for a short while now. She made her Shambhala debut in 2015 playing the sunrise slot at Pagoda on Saturday morning (a slot now filled by Destructo’s Sunrise Sermon), and returned last year to make the Amphitheater her personal playground. This is one you will absolutely NOT want to miss.
This offshoot group is just on the up and up for this specific project, but you may have heard these guys before. Individually, they’re Boreta and Ooah, and together with another pal, they make up The Glitch Mob. The group is famous for branching out with side projects to supplement the main group, and this outing is one of the best. Fusing trip hop, glitch hop and downtempo, while gracing us at sunrise on the famed Living Room stage, it’s clear this is going to be one of the most special moments of the festival.
These DnB monsters from the UK just made their Canadian festival debut last weekend at Electric Love, and their Village set is already buzzing about across the board. With their arsenal of drum n bass bootlegs, original production, quick mixes and live MCing, Phibes is about to become your festival favourite, we’re sure of it!
This guy has been one of the main players of the bass music scene in 2018, and it shows! After a slew of releases and a whirlwind summer of touring, including Electric Forest and Bass Coast Festival, bringing the heat multiple times. Interspersing bass music, trap, world beats, and dubstep, this man manages to expand an already diverse sound and make it his own. We’re so excited to see what he brings to the farm!
6. 2¢ (Craze + Four Color Zack)
What do you get when you take two of the most prolific and storied turntablists in electronic music history and put them together behind 4 decks? You get one of the most intense and visceral sets you’ll likely ever see. These two dudes are DMC champions and pioneers in their own rights, and coming together we’re about to be assaulted by every genre you can think of, mixed together with a high energy that you can absolutely not imagine (or miss).