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 Allen, Cara Delevingne, Ghetts, Maverick Sabre, Gappy Ranks, Chronixx, Kojey 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 Smith, Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Emeli Sandé, London Grammar), Shy’s ability to fuse soundsystem culture with electronic futurism and classic songwriting has defined the music of successive generations.
RAGGAMUFFIN SOUNDTAPE IS AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS NOW
RAGGAMUFFIN SOUNDTAPE TRACKLISTING
- Call Me (ft. Maverick Sabre)
- Carnival Culture
- Ragamuffin (ft. Mr Williamz)
- Bye Bye Bye (ft. Jvck James & Chronixx)
- Warning (ft. Gappy Ranks)
- Balaclava (ft. D Double E & MC Spyda)
- Bad After We (ft. Kojey Radical & Ghetts)
- Sound Manager
- Rudeboy Lovesong (ft. Sweetie Irie & Cara Delevingne)
- Badboy Business (ft. K Stewart & Mr Williamz)
- Special Request
- Too Shy (ft. Sinead Harnett)
- Roll The Dice (ft. Stamina MC & Lily Allen)