VANCOUVER - Astral Harvest
Shamik is a beatboxer based in Vancouver who has performed in 15 countries and 5 continents.
His vocal percussion is a language communicated with crushing basslines and crisp rhythms, like an acappella DJ set going from genre to genre. In 2008 Shamik toured with Method Man & Redman for 11 dates and with Bassnectar for 14 dates. In addition, he has collaborated on stage for multiple dates with Q-Bert, Kentaro, Z-Trip, Tanya Tagaq, Skream, Excision, and Mat The Alien. Shamik has also performed with various bands including Thievery Corporation, Delhi 2 Dublin, Salmonella Dub, Oka, and Kellylee Evans. He has showcased at festivals such as Rothbury (USA), Shambhala, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Edmonton Folkfest (Canada), Mood Indigo, Sunburn (India), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Peats Ridge, Southbound (Australia), and Dubplate (Philippines). He has proven that beatboxing knows no boundaries by performing with 12-time Grammy winning dobro player, Jerry Douglas, and opening for 10-time Grammy winner George Benson.
With 2 solo albums under his belt, Shamik is featured on 3 songs on Tanya Tagaq's 'Auk' album (Ipepac), and has made guest appearances on releases by Subvert (Rottun), Sub Swara (Low Motion), and Knight Riderz (Made In Glitch). 2010 was a busy year for Shamik as he toured Asia for the fifth time, Australia for the second time, and had international dates with The Nextmen, Girl Talk, Freq Nasty, Fort Knox Five, Borgore, Doshy, D-Styles, and Joachim Garraud. Last year he also performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, TedX Vancouver at Electronic Arts, VIMA Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Disney Headquarters in LA, and as the one-man band for Kevin Carroll's 'Katalyst' web series in Portland.