Get To Know Every Single Artist on Shambhala’s 2017 Lineup

Kill the Noise

kill the noise

Kill The Noise has become a name heard alongside other heavyweight artists in the industry. This could be thanks in part to his collaborations with artists like Tommy Trash, Deadmau5 and Skrillex. 2014 was a fruitful year for him. For the second time he won a MTV Music Video Award, co-wrote the first single (and title-track) for Skrillex’s album Recess and produced the feature track Shell Shocked for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

kLL sMTH

kll smth

Like a prismatic audio avalanche ripping down the mountains of Colorado to ears all around the world, kLL sMTH has stayed vigilant in his mission to keep the heart in the bass and the bounce in the booty. Cruising powerfully through gut-wrenching lows to illuminated peaks (and occasionally stopping off in sexy-time), his music paints an inspired portrait of an ecstatic dance-floor.

KMLN

KMLN

KMLN (pronounced “Kameleon”) is composed of Christopher Tooker and Shawna Hofmann. No matter where they find themselves, be it a sunrise set or prime-time set, they deliver the right music every time. They manage to blend elements of deep house and techno with live instruments and a global bass sound. With the support of artists such as Nico Stojan, Acid Pauli, Bedouin, Damian Lazarus, more, KMLN keeps surprising and raising the bar having many of their tracks chart on Beatport.

With write-ups and features on publications such as XLR8R, Dancing Astronaut, Ear Milk, Resident Advisor, Ibiza Voice and making it into Beatport’s “must hear deep house”, their music is found on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Sol Selectas, Touch of Class and Endless.

Krafty Kuts & Dynamite MC

Krafty Kuts and Dynamite MC

One of the key pioneers in the UK Breakbeat and bass movement scene, Krafty Kuts has multiple awards to his name and has released music on the likes of Ministry Of Sound, OWSLA, Fingerlickin, Instant Vibes, UKF and many more. Krafty Kuts has had his own record store chain, run labels, promoted critical scene events, formed his own band Wicked City and performed to large crowds at the worlds leading events alongside some of the biggest names in music.

Dynamite started his MCing career on pirate radio station, Crush FM, during the early 1990s. He met Roni Size in 1994 and began MCing for the Full Cycle crew. When the Bristol collective formed the live band Reprazent, Dynamite shared vocal duties with singer, Onallee. Their debut album New Forms won the Mercury Music Prize in 1997. Dynamite had more of a role in Reprazent’s second studio album In The Mode. Following this, Dynamite has collaborated with a range of artists including The Nextmen, DJ Skitz, Scratch Perverts, Andy C and DJ Zinc. After all this success, Krafty Kuts released a solo album The World of Dynamite.

Kytami

Kytami

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Having been trained as a classical violinist from the age of four, there is no doubt Kytami has mastered her skills on the instrument. She has appeared in festivals worldwide, was invited to speak and perform at TedX Victoria and received the Western Canadian Music Award for Electronic/Dance Album of the Year for her self-titled 2012 release Kytami. 2017 has come along to a good start as the long-anticipated Renegade album was released on East Van Digital. She also appeared on select dates with Datsik on the Ninja Nation tour as well as a WODNB performance in Victoria, BC with the Prototypes and DJ SS.

Accompanying the gritty drum and bass/electronica backing provided by Phonik Ops, Kytami flawlessly delivers a no-nonsense, magnetic performance on the violin and throws in pieces of musical stylings from across the map, including elements of drum and bass, dubstep, hip hop, and punk rock, to create an unforgettable experience.

Lapa

Lapa

Ilya Goldberg, also known as Lapa, had training in classical violin at an early age. In 2000, he moved from his birthplace of Perm, Russia to the states in order to pursue a career in music as a full-time pursuit. In the classical world, he has performed with many Russian and American orchestras, chamber groups and has even made a few appearances as a soloist. Ilya also fills a unique niche by infusing electronic music with classical technique and a sensibility spanning epochs of music. His collaborators include Random Rab, Lynx, Rena Jones, The Human Experience, Future Simple Project and many more. Most notably, he works alongside Emancipator.

Lion-S

Lion-S has deep roots in the Canadian electronic dance music world. Beginning her life long affair with records collecting vinyl as a hobby in 1995, she opened a record store in Halifax in 1997 and started DJing as a way of expressing the love she had for the new music she was encountering. The beats drew her westward landing her in Nelson, BC where she began setting foundations for The Pride, one of Nelson’s first dance music event companies.

Her stint booking talent for all stages at Shambhala from 2001-2008, and as Living Room stage director from 2002-2011, put her in touch with some of the biggest and most influential acts of the dance music world, exposing her even more deeply to a wide variety of styles which form the basis of her unique multi genre sets. Her roots are in house music but she also explores mid-tempos ambient and down-tempo, favoring sounds with world influence. Lion-S is also a founding member of the Kootenays’ original all female DJ crew MeowMix.

Liondub

liondub

Taking pride in curating the perfect set for every crows, Liondub has been asked to represent his sound at many of the world’s leading parties and festivals in over 50 countries including recent appearances at Jungle Jam Leeds, Hospitality Bristol, Hot Cakes Fest London, and Jungle Fever Germany, and he has done guest appearances on all leading Bass Music Radio shows wherever he goes.

With Liondub selected to be the first international artist to be given a show on London’s favorite underground radio station, Kool London, this wasn’t something he took lightly, and within just two years he won the critically-acclaimed 2015 We Love Jungle Awards ‘Best Jungle Radio Show’ award.

Liquid Stranger

Liquid Stranger

Liquid Stranger has mastered his ability to slip in and out of genres while putting his personal stamp on all his work. However, he’s categorized as a heavy dubstep artist by those who are not familiar with all of his work. He has an ability to shift from genre to genre unlike anything we’ve seen before, and so it’s no surprise that he’s been seen in the #1 position on the Beatport Charts on numerous occasions.

Not just in one genre either. His track Bombaclaad Star was the #1 reggae track of 2011; Shake My Ass was #1 in the drum and bass category and his third album Private Riot has become a sort of dubstep classic. In 2015, he shared his new label Wakaan with the world. With the new label he has given free-form compositions and artists a place to thrive.

Longwalkshortdock

When Dave King heard the gritty electronic tunes in 80’s video games, he started learning the basics of recording and looping segments. He also got a taste for sampling and recording, taping segments of his piano practice to fool his parents into thinking he was practicing in the other room when he was really playing Nintendo. It was probably around this time that Longwalkshortdock was born.

He has a far-spanning catalog of music, and holds two degrees from the Art Institute of Burnaby for Music Recording and Production. LWSD is known for his highly enthusiastic performances and is highly sought after by many festivals. Longwalkshortdocks third full length studio album entitled Squashing Machine released on East Van Digital follows up on his successful debut album Casual Tea by making appearances on many radio stations around the globe.

LTJ Bukem

LTJ Bukem

Danny Williamson was receiving formal training in classical piano when he heard the sounds of jazz fusion. He liked the sound a lot, and was even a part of a funk/jazz band for a while, before he decided to pursue a career as a DJ. Taking the stage name LTJ Bukem, he found himself a huge success in the rave scene of the early 90’s.

He’s released a series of notable drum and bass tracks, most notable of all the releases is perhaps Horizons. He stepped back for a time to focus on his Good Looking label, and many artists rose to fame under his mentorship. LTJ Bukem released his debut solo album Journey Inwards to great critical acclaim.

Lucent Dossier Experience

Lucient Dossier Experience

Lucent Dossier was born in the center of LA’s underground art and music scene. Having shared the stage with icons like the Black Eyed Peas, David Guetta, The Crystal Method and many more, they prove time and time again that music is boundless. Lucent Dossier have been recognized as the underground pioneers of an artistic revolution sweeping the globe and have received praise for their appearances at notable festivals, like Shambhala, Coachella and more.

They have spun magic performing for and/or with Dr. Dre, Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit), Joe Walsh (The Eagles), Elon Musk (Tesla Motors, SpaceX) and more. They have been photographed by Steven Meisel for VOGUE and praised in SPIN, KERRANG!, Washington Post, NBC News, Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post and more.

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