Legend, sound­man, DJ and all-round UK pion­eer Shy FX has released his eagerly anti­cip­ated Long Play­er, Rag­gamuffin SoundTape.

Boast­ing a broad spec­trum of guest spots from both estab­lished and upcom­ing artists — includ­ing Lily AllenCara Dele­v­ingne, Ghetts, Mav­er­ick Sabre, Gappy Ranks, ChronixxKojey Rad­ic­al (to name but a few) — Rag­gamuffin SoundTape fea­tures Radio 1 playl­ists ‘Roll The Dice’ ft. Stam­ina MC & Lily Allen, and recently released ‘Rudeby Lovesong’ ft. Sweetie Irie & Cara Dele­v­ingne. Full track­list­ing below.

 A con­tinu­ous piece of music by design, Rag­gamuffin SoundTape, flaw­lessly switches through Hip Hop, R ‘n’ B, Dance­hall, Break­beat and Jungle, to form an eclect­ic sound­scape that melds togeth­er seam­lessly into a sat­is­fy­ing whole. It is the first long play­er Shy FX has made that he feels truly rep­res­ents him as an artist:

“Everything fits togeth­er – its tight, it feels like one piece. The 15-year-old me would be overly gassed by this record — I wouldn’t have been able to ima­gine mak­ing all these genres, all these styles… And now I’m able to put it under the same name and it makes sense to people.” – Shy FX

Shy FX is one of the most influ­en­tial Brit­ish pro­du­cers of the past three dec­ades. From his ground-break­ing anthem ‘Ori­gin­al Nut­tah’ (which cata­pul­ted the jungle scene into main­stream cul­ture in the 9Os and cel­eb­rates its 25th anniversary this year), through his timely switch into dub­step, house and roots reg­gae, to his behind-the-scenes pro­duc­tion and remix work for Grime, Pop and R’n’B acts (e.g. Jorja SmithDiz­zie Ras­calWileyRag ‘n’ Bone ManEmeli SandéLon­don Gram­mar), Shy’s abil­ity to fuse sound­sys­tem cul­ture with elec­tron­ic futur­ism and clas­sic song­writ­ing has defined the music of suc­cess­ive gen­er­a­tions.







  1. Call Me (ft. Mav­er­ick Sabre)
  2. Car­ni­val Cul­ture
  3. Ragamuffin (ft. Mr Wil­li­amz)
  4. Bye Bye Bye (ft. Jvck James & Chronixx)
  5. Warn­ing (ft. Gappy Ranks)
  6. Balaclava (ft. D Double E & MC Spyda)
  7. Bad After We (ft. Kojey Rad­ic­al & Ghetts)
  8. Sound Man­ager
  9. Rude­boy Lovesong (ft. Sweetie Irie & Cara Dele­v­ingne)
  10. Bad­boy Busi­ness (ft. K Stew­art & Mr Wil­li­amz)
  11. Spe­cial Request
  12. Too Shy (ft. Sinead Har­nett)
  13. Roll The Dice (ft. Stam­ina MC & Lily Allen)
  14. Outro
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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.
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Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.