Thursday, September 16, 2010
SHAMIK - Nomadic Injections
Shamik is a long time friend of mine and to say the least an absolutely amazing artist and friend. He is definitely one of the most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and that passion comes through constantly in his craft. His drive for hard work is seldom equaled by his peers and I know this first hand. Trying to keep up with him and his push for moving forward have often felt like the tortoise and the hare, me being the tortoise of course. I have nothing but the most complimentary things to say about Shamik and it seems as though 99% of people that encounter him have similar feelings. He emits an energy that is beyond positive so I encourage anyone who crosses paths with him to say at the very least a quick hello, it will brighten your day! So without further delay I turn to Nomadic Injections...
This is Shamiks second full length LP and one that I have had the pleasure of producing 2 tracks for [one with jake roberts as Knight Riderz]. The album was recorded in 5 countries and 3 languages, over the course of 3 years. It covers a wide variety of genres including glitch, dubstep, hip hop, and of course acappella. This is by far the best recorded synopsis of Shamik as an artist to date. From the dance floor killers "Focus" and "Light It Up" to the head bobbin hiphop joints "Break It Down" and "Jam" to the more introspective pieces "A Little Room" and "Lost" this is a 360 inside and out, upside and down tour of Shamik at his best. Go and buy this now! Honestly the best ten spot youll ever drop.
-To purchase on iTunes:
-To purchase on CD Baby:
For all of you out there in the blogosphere who arent as familiar with Shamik, read on!
Shamik is a beatboxer/ vocalist based in Vancouver known for crushing basslines, crisp rhythms, and a'cappella DJ sets. He has performed in 15 countries and 5 continents. In the past 3 years Shamik toured with Method Man & Redman, Q-Bert, Bassnectar, Beats Antique, Kentaro and Lexie Lee. He has also performed with various bands including Thievery Corporation, Delhi 2 Dublin, Salmonella Dub, Oka, and Kellylee Evans. In the studio, Shamik collaborated with Sub Swara, Tanya Tagaq, Subvert, Knight Riderz, and Kush Arora, He has showcased at festivals such as Rothbury (USA), Shambhala, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Edmonton Folkfest (Canada), Sunburn (India), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Peats Ridge, Southbound (Australia), and Dubplate (Philippines).
Shamik's career highlights are performing alongside hip hop godfather Kool Herc, dubstep pioneers Skream & Benga, and beatbox icon Killa Kela. He also recently performed with 12-time Grammy winning dobro player Jerry Douglas, and opened for 10-time Grammy winning legend George Benson. Other highlights include live collaborations with Z-Trip, Mat The Alien, Fort Knox Five, Excision, Skratch Bastid, and Kutmasta Kurt.
You can keep up with Shamik at the following spots
They say sleep is the cousin of death and clearly Shamik makes no time for such things. So I truly urge you to follow suit and not sleep on one of Canadas greatest artists.