Sam Klassik is a manifestation of organic and electronic cross pollination. Using mixing and living looping, swaggy guitar riffs over crushing bass, he weaves up experiences that have rocked dance floors at some of the worlds best festivals, like Envision, Shambhala, Electric Forest, and Sonic Bloom. Highlights include winning 2 sets at Electric Forest through their instrumental contest, a viral video with 5 million views, guest work with The Funk Hunters and Chali 2na, Defunk, Stickybuds, EVeryman and more. 2017 tour included 15 world class festivals and 40 other dates.
VICTORIA SKA & REGGAE FEST XIX @ Lucky Bar
Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest ridiculously excited to present the Canadian debut of one of the UK's hottest party-rockers, the mighty Jimi Needles. Needles combines incredible skill and dedication to the craft of DJing with a deep knowledge of soul, funk, hip-hop, reggae, jazz, drum n' bass, breaks and seemingly everything in between. His Needlewurk mixtapes and endless run of remixes/mash-ups and originals have established him as one of the most consistently fresh voices in the game right now. With a phenomenal knack for mixing new sounds and ideas into familiar aesthetics, a Jimi Needles set is always sure to be a sonic journey into the furthest reaches intergalactic dancing greatness.
Joining Jimi for this Friday night party is Sam Klassik. With his unique hybrid of live guitar and deep electronic bass production, Winnipeg-born Sam Klassik is a festival favourite at gatherings all around North America, including sets at Burning Man, Shambhala, Atmosphere and Electric Forest. Klassik's sets are sonic experiences like no other, keeping dance floors throbbing as he winds his way bouncy, driving funk and atmospheric, textured bass. Come get down with us on this grooviest of nights!