Defunk Artist Interview
Calgary’s very own, Defunk has landed on the Shambhala Music Festival roster for three years and for good reason. He experimentally crosses boundaries between genres, fusing elements of jazz, funk, soul, and blues with heavy bass into a delicious, danceable blend that can only be described as funky bass music. His funky rhythms, dirty drops, and jazzy solos make him a Shambhala fave to get down to on the forest floor.
Check out this interview at The 21st Annual Shambhala Music Festival and find out his best Shambhala moments, his favourite non EDM song and his take on sub genres.
Banner Photo: ConcertSocks
“I look forward to Shambhala every year. It’s where legends are born, and where legends go to have fun” – Defunk
What were your highlights from the festival this year?
What part has Shambhala Music Festival played in your journey as an artist?
What is your favourite stage?
Photo: Akailah Yocom
How does Shambhala compare to other festivals that you’ve played at?
It’s smaller in size than a lot of the large scale festivals you experience down in the states, but it’s among the best. The permanent stages offer a sense of familiarity and comfort coming back each year. The largely Canadian crowd really showcases that stereotypical kindness we are known for, and the absence of alcohol also really plays a part in removing some of the more aggressive, edgy behavior you might see at large gatherings. The music is mostly electronic and dj performances, but Shambhala always seems to have some of the best lineups around.