The beauty of music festivals is getting to explore a variety of genres you may not have listened to before. Festivals provide an avenue to step out of your comfort zone and listen to artists outside your normal repertoire. With roughly more than two months until Shambhala Music Festival on August 7-10 at British Columbia’s Salmon River Ranch, it’s time to take a look at the lineup and get a feel for who you need to see this festival season. For the coming weeks, we’ll be giving you the dish on up-and-coming artists that are not to be missed. We’re shining our first Shambhala artist spotlight on Jasha Tull, better known by most as Space Jesus. Hailing from New York, Space Jesus is an East Coast secret finally making his way into the Northwest. His signature sound is a Holy Trinity mix of hip-hop, heavy bass, and futuristic feels. If you’re looking forward to sets from Tipper or Liquid Stranger, Space Jesus is definitely an artist to check out. With his long locks and unusual yet dynamic music style, we have no doubt that Space Jesus will blow up on the dance music scene like a gamma-ray burst. Get connected with Space Jesus by following him on Facebook and Twitter. If you haven’t already, don’t miss out on this year’s Shambhala Music Festival and purchase your tickets now! Which artists are on your must-see list at Shambhala? Give us your suggestions in the comment section below, on our Facebook page, or Tweet us! Angela Nguyen Lover of heavy dubstep – the kind of stuff that makes your parents uncomfortable.