Sensibly Fresh Mix: Handsome Tiger Shambhala 2019 Live From The Grove
At Shambhala Music Festival you’re never quite sure when magic will blossom from an unexpected moment. Something as simple as one artist standing in for another could evoke a paradigm-shifting event. That’s exactly what happened when Handsome Tiger replaced Hannah Faith at The Grove at Shambhala 2019. During his set, we found ourselves completely enthralled by one freshest talents in dance music coming out of Canada right now. Taking full advantage of the only Funktion-1 rig on The Farm, Handsome Tiger curated a delectable dance party that kept the crowd bouncing from one high to the next.
Hailing from Vancouver, Handsome Tiger is a bass music savant who dabbles in a myriad of sonic dialects. From halftime, dubstep, grime, rap, and dancehall this maven of the BC underground knows how to expertly craft mind-bending mixes that balance low-end intensity with sumptuous rhythmic dexterity. By pulling textures from a wide array of cultures, Handsome Tiger has the ability to craft an atmosphere that feels global and eclectic yet nostalgic and familiar all at once.
After having our eyes opened to the Tiger’s supreme skills behind the decks, we dove headfirst into his extensive catalog of genre-defying tunes. Cinematically arranged and rife with deep sonorous melodies, Handsome Tiger’s productions come to life by mixing organic elements and instrumentation into its moving rhythms. Check out his latest single “Nowehere” and Stop A Sound EP. Definitely an artist we’ll have our eye on going forward, Handsome Tiger is primed for a massive 2020.