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MP3 Shamik - Equal Eyes

There''s this guy who can make people dance by making music with his mouth. His name is Shamik.

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Shamik hears music in his head, and uses beatboxing to bring it to life. He covers a wide a variety of genres in his captivating live show of vocal percussion. Since 2001, he has been on a mission to spread the art form of beatboxing everywhere he can. Shamik has performed across North America, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Indonesia.

He began singing at the age of 4 with his older brother, Vivek Shraya (Kuskus Records), and always had a knack for making sounds. This transformed into his ability to mimic voices and music. Shamik''s taste in music was all over the map as he listened to rhythms and melodies to learn. When he reached high school he learned of an art form called beatboxing. Over the next few years, he began studying the work of other beatboxers including The Fatboys, Biz Markie, Doug E. Fresh and Rahzel. He isolated sounds like the kick, snare, and bassline to slowly build his skills. After performing at shows, parties, fundraisers, and on street corners, Shamik began to get noticed in his hometown of Edmonton.

In 2005, Shamik was invited to open for the 3 time World DMC champion DJ Craze (Cartel Records) of Miami. This show was a pinnacle in his career as his live show was witnessed by music promoters from Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. They realized that booking Shamik to open for headliners would bring the crowd to the dance floor. He continued his growth by beatboxing all over Western Canada, and eventually moved to Calgary. In 2006, Shamik opened for his hero and the world''s #1 beatboxer, Killa Kela. This impacted Shamik a great deal and inspired him to believe that the possibilities are endless. Beatboxing is often associated with hip hop music, so Shamik decided to perform at every kind of show no matter what genre. This helped him cover more ground as he performed at several festivals including: Vancouver Island Music Festival, Shambhala Music Festival, Edmonton Fringe Festival, Harrison Hot Springs Festival of the Arts, Sunburn Festival (India), Indian Electronica Festival (New York), North Country Fair, and Motion Notion. Shamik''s goal has always been to make believer out of doubters, and he has been doing his own bookings since he started beatboxing. Since 2005, he organized 3 straight successful summer festival tours, an East Coast tour in Halifax and Fredericton, and 2 headlining tours in Asia.

His highlights this past year include a 6 date Canadian tour with Method Man (Def Jam), performing with Jon H of Fort Knox Five (Fort Knox Recordings) in New York, with Qbert (Thud Rumble) in San Francisco, with Subswara (The Agriculture) in Mumbai and Goa, with Kutmasta Kurt (Threshold Recordings) in Bangkok and Koh Samui, with Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq (Jericho Beach Music) in Courtenay, with Skream (Tempa) in Salmo, and a video with Skratchy Seal that passed 20 000 hits on youtube in 4 months.

Beatboxing opens the eyes of people because there are no instruments involved. The most important aspect about it is that Shamik is having fun while doing it. He hopes to continue to travel with his music, record on his and other artists'' projects, and to share it throughout his journey.

Shamik has been blessed with the opportunity to open for/ performed alongside:

Electronica/ Drum & Bass/ Hip Hop:

AK 1200, Akshai Sarin, Ali B, All Good Funk Alliance, Andy C, Anoop Absolute, Arlen, Autobots, Bassnectar, Bass Society, B-Traits, Brent Phillips, Brockie, Capital J, Chase & Status, Chili Thom, Christopher Lawrence, Cilvaringz, Craze, Dara, Dean, Degree, Demolition Man, Derb, Dieselboy, Dig-Dug, Fort Knox 5, Freaky Flow, Freq Nasty, Friction, General Midi, Hype, Johan Gielen, John B, Kai Tracid, Kenny Ken, Kenzie Clarke, Kev, Killa Kela, Kool Herc, Krafty Kuts, Kutmasta Kurt, Lord, Lucky Souljahz, Malente, Mama Miche, Maneesh The Twister, Marcel Woods, Marcus Visionary, Mathematics, MC Daddy Earl, MC GQ, MC J. Messinian, MC Juakali, MC Sharpness, MC Skibadee, MC Vandal, Merk Meny, Method Man, Myagi, Neal K, Neighbour, Nesh, Phantasy, Phil York, Preach, Q-Bert, Rap, Reid Speed, Rich-E-Rich, Ronin, Ryan Ruckus, Salah Edin, Sharmaji, Shimon, Shout Out Out Out Out, Shy FX, Skool of Thought, Skratch Bastid, Skream, Spilt Milk, Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Sprout, Stanton Warriors, Street Life, Subswara, Sueside, Tanya Tagaq, Team Canada DJ''s, Top Cat, Transient Vortex, UK Apache, Vinyl Ritchie, Wicked Lester, X-Ecutioners, Yoji Biomehanika, Z-Trip, and Zilla.

Rock/ Blues/ Pop/ Folk:

Autorickshaw, Bill Bourne, John Boutte, Laurelle, Marigolds, Mihirangi, Paul Ubana Jones, Scott Cook, Shaa''ir & Func, Skeena Reece, Slammin All Body Band, Tim Williams, Tippy Agogo, and Vivek Shraya.

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