Canada’s longest-running electronic music event, Shambhala Music Festival, is joining forces with Westwood Recordings and YourEDM to present a stacked roster of DJs to celebrate 420. And all of it, for a good cause.
“Our mantra over the last few weeks of uncertainty has been ‘Music Is Not Cancelled,'” says Nick Middleton, owner of Westwood. “We know our fans and artists are hurting right now and faced with incredible challenges – so we’re honored to be able to help bring our community back together at a time when so many are feeling isolated.”
From the funky depths of the Canadian West Coast scene, Shambhala resident Stickybuds will be taking us into 420 with unique blends of funk, reggae, drum n’ bass and broken beats. Global turntablist and funkmaster A.Skillz is also sure to bring the good vibes, alongside “Track of the Month” winners SkiiTour, who will be dishing up those fun-loving hits that have seen them collaborate with the likes of Marten Hørger and more.
The 420 streaming event will also feature Canadian DJ and Juno-nominated record producer Skratch Bastid, who will be delivering hip hop, funk, disco, club, rock and just about anything that makes people dance. The roster also includes chart-toppers The Funk Hunters who will be dropping old school funk, soul, hip-hop and all things in-between. Funk, blues, soul, and bass producer Defunk is sure to keep the energy high, while Mat the Alien will be dropping those old school hip hop, funk, and dancehall reggae beats we all know and love.
Fans can tune in at 3pm PDT on Monday, April 20, to catch this epic collaboration, featuring several heavy-hitting Shambhala favorites. Donations will be collected for Food Banks Canada who continues to keep Canadian families fed.
View the line-up and tune into Westwood’s Twitch channel below.
Featured photo: Brit Rose.