Shaun Lodestar has always had a taste for the faster side of dance. A producer since his early teens, the Calgary-based musician first developed a love for Jungle, then its more frenetic cousin Footwork.
His fascination with the genre was cemented after discovering Om Unit’s Footwork edits of classic Jungle tunes (Footwork Jungle volumes 1-3). Inspired, McHavle put together his own Footwork edit of Shy FX & UK Apache’s Jungle anthem ‘Original Nuttah’, and HomeSick was born. What followed was track releases in the US, Canada, Asia, The UK, Australia and the founding of Footwork-Jungle.com, a blog dedicated to the Footwork sound.
2014 the VICE Media-owned music channel THUMP took notice and premiered his track ‘Feelin’ Me, Feelin U’. The fall of that same year saw the emergence of a new Footwork night in Calgary, PERCOLATE, hosted by HomeSick alongside Cherriep of Philtkids and Fluxo (tinyurl.com/os6xlx7).
2015 saw his inductance into Red Bull Music Academy in France where he was slotted amongst the worlds elite. 2016 saw HomeSick’s talent brought to Barcelona for Sonar Music Festival.