Words and Playlist: Chris Goodchild, Photos: Joey Rootman Photography
It’s that magical time of the year again, where the trees shake, the earth rumbles, and campsites filled with enthusiastic ravers burst into brilliant existence alongside the Salmo river. Shambhala Music Festival, now in its 20th year, is well known for its inclusivity, unique aesthetic and vibrant community! However, one of the biggest selling points for returning fans to the legendary electronic music festival is the variation of music.
Each year, hordes of Bassheads and House aficionados mingle with Glitch Hop and Drum and Bass fans, all dashing from stage to stage to dance deep into the dawn with their favourite DJ’s and artists. Be they headliners or more recent additions to the scene, it doesn’t matter to the Shambhafamily – there is something for absolutely everyone, with the opportunity for someone to stumble upon a completely unknown artist, and by the end of their set, be a complete convert to their unique style!
This playlist covers all the essentials, from much loved returners like Opiuo, Ephwurd and Rezz, to first timers like Chris Lake, Black Tiger Sex Machine and Ekali. With a massive amount of eclectic electronic goodness to go around, its safe to say the return to the Farm this year will be bouncier than ever before!
We also collected all the Essential mixes released by Shambhala Dj’s into one convenient Soundcloud location: