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FUNK / BREAKS / BASS!: The Funk Hunters, Shamik, Outsider

THE FUNK HUNTERS Vancouver www.TheFunkHunters.com In just a few short years...
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Fri. November 9th 2012 Hush (No Minors)
10:00pm - 2:00am  Doors at: 10:00pm


The Funk Hunters
Available for Shows/Gigs
from Victoria BC
Available for Shows/Gigs

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Face First Entertainment

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In just a few short years, The Funk Hunters have built an international following, releasing music on labels around the globe and showcasing their signature high-energy DJ sets at some of the world's most popular music festivals and clubs. The duo (Dunks & The Outlier) first teamed up because of a mutual love for "Hunting" good music, and today this passion still rings true as they continue to champion the simple but often lost idea that the music itself comes first, regardless of attachments to genre. The Funk Hunters name is now in high demand, receiving bookings, accolades, and remix requests from all corners of the electronic music scene.

Armed with 4-turntables and the unique ability to create live mashups and remixes, their DJ sets standout. Seamlessly blending original productions with everything from HipHop to Funk, Disco to House, Dubstep to DnB, and everything in between, The Funk Hunters create original sets never replicated. It's not uncommon to find this duo headlining an all bass music festival one night and then performing a funk, soul, or boogie set the next. They have toured across Canada multiple times, played to crowds of thousands at renowned festivals such as the Shambhala Music Festival and the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, and have been invited to share the stage with musical pioneers like Z-Trip, RJD2, and Cut Chemist. In 2010, they completed their first month-long international tour, playing shows across the country of Brazil. 2012 will see them complete their first tour of the UK & Europe.

On the production front, their original music and remixes have been played around the world in clubs and on radio-stations alike. Signed to Ghetto Funk, Roca Records, Fort Knox Recordings, Manmade Records, Homebreakin Records, and Swing Set Sounds, The Funk Hunters' releases prove again that their musical taste and influence spans all genres. They've now just launched their own label, ReSoul Records, to distribute future releases while still maintaining close partnerships with labels like Goodgroove Records (UK) to produce their own acclaimed events that bring international talent to Canada.



Shamik is a vocalist based in Vancouver who has performed in 15 countries and 5 continents. He has collaborated on stage for multiple dates with Q-Bert, Kentaro, Z-Trip, Killa Kela, Tanya Tagaq, Skream, Excision, Freq Nasty, Fort Knox Five, Mat The Alien, and X-Ecutioners. Shamik has also performed with various bands including Oka, Thievery Corporation, Delhi 2 Dublin, Salmonella Dub, and Beats Antique. He has showcased at festivals such as Rothbury (USA), Shambhala, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Victoria Jazz Festival, Bass Coast Project, Astral Harvest, Edmonton Folkfest (Canada), Mood Indigo, Sunburn (India), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Southbound, Peats Ridge, Sub Sonic (Australia), and Dubplate (Philippines). He has also showcased at critically acclaimed events such as Turntables on the Hudson (New York), Non Stop Bhangra (San Francisco), Bass Drive (Montreal), Bass Republic (Saigon), Espionage (Melbourne), Bass Foundation (New Delhi), and Funk Fever (Beijing). In Vancouver, he performed at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, TEDx, New Forms Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, and Vancouver Celebrates Diwali.

In 2008 Shamik toured with Method Man & Redman for 11 dates and with Bassnectar for 14 dates. He has proven that beatboxing knows no boundaries by performing with 12-time Grammy winning dobro player Jerry Douglas (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?). He also opened for 10-time Grammy winner George Benson with Juno winner Kellylee Evans. In the last 5 years, he has opened for Kool Herc, Numark, Girl Talk, Andy C, Flying Lotus, Gaslamp Killer, Dub FX, Kid Koala, Bonobo, N-Type, Spooky, Marky & Stamina MC, Dam Funk, Harmonic 313, Krafty Kuts, Rusko, The Glitch Mob, D-Styles, and The Nextmen. With 2 solo albums and 4 EP's under his belt, Shamik has made guest appearances on releases by Subvert (Rottun), Sub Swara (Low Motion), Knight Riderz (Made In Glitch), Kush Arora (High Chai), Grasp The Erro (Bombeatz Ink), and Woodhead (East Van Digital). Shamik was a guest on Tanya Tagaq's 'Auk' album, which also featured Mike Patton (Faith No More) and Buck 65. In 2012, Shamik plans to continue touring, recording, and collaborating with other artists along the way.



Whitebird / Sub|Div / outsider-inside.com / liquidfunk.ca

Despite being a relative newcomer to Victoria, Outsider has quickly made himself a fixture in the local electronic music scene. The drum-and-bass DJ also known as Jon Camilleri is a versatile beat connoisseur with an uncanny ability to read a crowd, whether they’re downtempo diners at a lounge or frenzied festival-goers.
Relocating to the Island in 2009 after growing up and cutting his DJ teeth in Toronto, Outsider has shared the stage with world-class acts like Andy C, Aphrodite, High Contrast, Rusko, 12th Planet, Distance and Benny Page, to cherry-pick a few names from his impressive gig resume. He’s rocked pretty much every major electronic music festival on Vancouver Island (including closing for Dieselboy, Dirty Phonics and TC in the 2009 and 2010 editions of the legendary Soundwave Music Festival), and regularly headlines his own gigs, both on the road and in Victoria. He can also be found behind the decks as a resident for both Whitebird and sub|division, Victoria’s foremost pusher of bass culture. In the club, he is a surgeon in the mix, clipping along flawlessly from track to storming track, able to blend ol’ skool amen-laden flavours with modern envelope pushers.
Don’t let the name fool you: with his eclectic taste in tunes and nearly a decade of experience as a DJ, Outsider is definitely in on a lot of musical secrets.




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FUNK / BREAKS / BASS!: The Funk Hunters, Shamik, Outsider @ Hush Nov 9 2012 - May 27th @ Hush

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