Truth (The Grove)
This may have been the fourth year in a row Truth had been booked for Shambhala, but through a cruel twist of fate 2016 was their first time performing together at the world famous festival. For two hours, time stood still as both members of the New Zealand based duo introduced the Grove to their deep, dark, and dangerous brand of bass music.
Father Funk (Fractal Forest)
DMNW has been a fan of Father Funk since the moment we first heard his signature take on ghetto funk a few years ago. Since then, we’ve followed the Bristol based DJ/producer as he’s grown his sound into something of a perfect fit for Fractal Forest. Although it was Father Funk’s first time at Shambhala, something tells us it definitely won’t be his last. Besides, all forest dwellers know that funk is more than just music; it’s a way of life.
Shiny Things (The Grove)
Hailing from Nelson, BC, Shiny Things is no stranger to what Shambhala is all about. So it only made sense to witness as he invaded the Grove with that West Coast sound we just couldn’t seem to get enough of this summer. Stacked with grime, trap, dupstep, and halftime, Shiny Things left us with everything an aspiring bass head could possibly need all wrapped up in one neat little package. All you need to do is press play.
Dreadnought – Liquid Sunrise Jam (Village)
Saturday night/Sunday morning we discovered what can be called nothing short of a new tradition at Shambhala. After years of finding a formula that worked and sticking to it, we went a bit outside the box and ventured outside of our norm. Among other things, that included making the most of our sunrises, which just so happened to coincide with the Sunrise Liquid Jam. Starting at 4:30am, the Village transformed into a haven for Liquid Drum & Bass lovers, and didn’t stop until long after the sun had warmed the back of our necks. Edmonton’s Dreadnought was one of our favorites from that morning, and luckily for us it’s available for our listening pleasure!
Well there you have it. Hopefully this list was helpful in your search to discover some new music, or at the very least reminded you to listen to all those unopened bangers in your pending folder. What are your favorite mixes from Shambhala 2016? Which ones are you hoping to still be released? Let us know below or start the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!
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