Shy FX is without question one of the original pioneers of the Jungle and drum and bass scenes and a true innovator for dance music across the globe. His career has spanned almost 20 years, cementing his name in both underground and mainstream folk-law. Shy continues to maintain his legendary status, true to his art-form and staying relevant and at the forefront of eclectic dance music.
Having released countless classics over the year including the massive 90's anthems 'Original Nuttah' and 'Bambaataa', Shy has gone on to release over 350 releases including the chart smash 'Shake Your Body' (which reached no. 7 in the national chart), as well as 'Don't Wanna Know', 'Murderation', 'The Message', 'Everyday', 'Feelings', and his `Diary Of A Digital Soundboy' album to name only a few. He's worked with a vast list of talented artists over the years including Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, UK Apache, Elisabeth Troy, Top Cat and more, and has remixed the likes of Lily Allen, David Guetta, Shabba Ranks and more recently Plan B, Tinie Tempah and Magnetic Man.
2010 has seen Shy's label Digital Soundboy go from strength to strength with massive releases from Breakage, Skream, Benga, Redlight, Marky & more, and now its the turn of the label's very own 'Digi Boss'.
Following on from his production on Wiley & Naughty Boy's 'Never Be Your Woman' single (which charted at no. 9 in Feb 2010), 'Raver' is the street single and debut offering from his forthcoming studio album 'Larger Than Life', due for release in 2011. Featuring lead vocals from Kano and Donaeo, alongside Roses Gabor (of Gorillaz fame), the track has already recieved heavy rotation from the likes of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Mista Jam, Toddla T, Grooverider, Fabio and many more across all genres of dance music. Raver also comes complete with remixes from MJ Cole, Breakage & Benny Page, not to mention Shy's very own superb 'Guiness Punch mix'.
Shy's next album promises to be his best yet, featuring a cast of amazing vocal talents and surprise guests, 2010 see's the original Soundboy step forward once again.
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.