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Shambhala 2019: Your guide to all of the drum & bass at The Village

The Village, Shambhala 2018 (Credit: Banana Cam Photo)
The Village, Shambhala 2018 (Credit: Banana Cam Photo)

Shambhala released another incredible lineup last month. Since then, we’ve learned who will be gracing The Village stage this summer. Of the many reasons to be excited: The drum and bass portion of the proceedings has caught our eye.

The typically loaded lineup of artists and acts headed to The Farm in August is full of talent. Honestly, every stage deserves our ear-based attention. But, it’s hard not to notice the swarm of drum and bass beats that will be surrounding The Village this year.

The Village being host to incredible drum and bass isn’t anything new. The likes of Andy C, Sub Focus, Pendulum, Delta Heavy, Roni Size, Loadstar, and many more have unleashed their brand of DnB on Shambhala’s bassiest stage throughout the years. The dedication to the genre at The Village each summer is something we’ve grown accustomed to. Despite reasonably high expectations, the crew at Shambs has managed to wow us once again.

There’s a lot of fun headed our way in the form of talented acts and unforgettable performances at Shambhala 2019. To get a better idea of what we’re in for, let’s take a deeper look at the drum and bass artists performing at The Village later this year.

Note: A lot of bass artists dabble in various corners of the broad genre, including drum and bass. The intention of this piece is to focus on and highlight the artists that more than dabble in drum and bass. 

The Village 2018 (Credit: Banana Cam Photo)

The Village 2018 (Credit: Banana Cam Photo)

Who’s bringing the DnB?

When Chase and Status take control of the decks at The Village, the stage will be home to some of the most versatile and highly-regarded drum and bass on the planet. The London-based duo, who run their independent label MTA Records, are one of the true highlights of not only The Village lineup, but of the entirety of Shambhala 2019. If you’re craving some DnB at Shambhala this summer, Chase and Status should be on your “do not miss” list.

Another UK duo, Phibes, is a drum and bass act fans of the genre shouldn’t miss. They make their return after performing at The Village in 2018. The duo, who are brothers, have been making waves in the scene for a couple of years now. Being able to witness part of their continual rise at Shambhala later this summer is a gift we plan on appreciating.

We feel the same way bout Play Me Records boss Reid Speed. She’s one of dance music’s all-time greats, and there’s no doubt she will deliver (as she always does) at The Village this year.

Pendulum and Destroid drummer KJ Sawka is high on the list of recommendations as well. The Seattle-based artist is a Northwest legend who’s brand of bass music has earned him the respect of fans and artists alike. Like Woofax, KJ Sawka has showcased his skills at The Village several times in the past.

Don’t sleep on Calgary’s Crystal Fresh, either. From producing and DJing to singing and promoting, she’s done it all. That professional versatility is highlighted in a different way during her performances, which are full of high energy fun.

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