Shamik is a vocalist, producer, and photographer based in Vancouver. As a beatboxer and MC, he toured extensively across 15 countries from 2007-2012. Notable achievements include touring with Method Man & Redman, Q-Bert, Bassnectar, Kellylee Evans, and Tanya Tagaq. He has opened for Thievery Corporation, Z-Trip, Girl Talk, Kool Herc, Excision, Skream, Salmonella Dub, and Flo Rida and shared the stage with beatbox legends Dub FX, Killa Kela, Felix Zenger, and Reggie Watts. A lot of Shamik's notoriety in Western Canada came from festival appearances where he demonstrated his ability to make bass heavy beatbox sounds with crisp percussion. Among his festival highlights are Shambhala, Bass Coast, Edmonton Folkfest, Vancouver Island Musicfest, Astral Harvest (Canada), Colours of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Southbound, Peats Ridge (Australia), Mood Indigo, Sunburn (India), and Dubplate (Philippines). In Vancouver, Shamik has performed at TEDx, New Forms Festival, Vancouver Jazzfest, and the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Shamik also has a beatbox tutorial video on Youtube which has garnered over 120 000 views.
Since 2012, Shamik shifted his focus into production, photography, and running his deep and ambient digital label, Sensing Waves. As a producer, Shamik has released on East Van Digital, Sensing Waves, and he has put out several free singles, EP's, and remixes. In 2014, he released his Channeling India album, and scored his brother Vivek Shraya's short film Holy Mother My Mother. 2015 marks the release of Global Rotations, Shamik's new world music influenced instrumental hip hop album. He also collaborated with Vivek Shraya to release the Bronze EP under the alias Too Attached. Stay tuned for several new releases in 2016.