Shy FX

Real Name:
Andre Williams
Profile:
Shy FX crashed the British pop charts in mid-1994 with "Original Nuttah", one of the most infectious Ragga-Jungle anthems of all time and quickly became one of Jungle's most respected producers. Born in London, Andre Williams debuted on S.O.U.R. Records (Sound Of The Underground) with two singles, "Gangsta Kid" and "Sound Of The Beast", in 1994. His third for the label, "Original Nuttah," perfectly epitomized Jungle's growing Ragga-Ruffneck style, with a light-speed rhythm track and rude-boy scatting from UK Apachi. Almost immediately after its release, the single ignited dance clubs, flew out of the stores, and eventually made the British charts.

Shy FX started his own Ebony Recordings label soon after, releasing more classic Jungle tunes like "The Message" and "Wolf". His 1997 "Bambaata" was hailed as tune of the year. Shy started a couple of offshoots such as Ivory (catering for no-nonsense rollers) and Naughty But Nice (for the funkier end of his productions).

But this is his collaborative work with T.Power that had so far the biggest impact, mixing their highly credible brand of drum and bass with a strong pop sensibility, with "Shake Ur Body" in 2001 – released on EMI subsidiary Positiva – that made him a household name. It was followed by an album on FFRR "Set It Off" the following year. Shy FX decide to fold all his label to concentrate on a new Digital Soundboy venture in 2005, releasing so far a Shy FX and T Power album "Diary Of A Digital Soundboy", as well a providing a choice platform for promising young artists such as Benny Page and Visionary.

Grandson of Count Shelly.
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Albums

AVCD-11333 Shy FX - Just An Example album art Shy FX Just An Example (Album) SOUR, SOUR AVCD-11333 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
190296909573 Shy FX - Raggamuffin SoundTape album art Shy FX Raggamuffin SoundTape(15xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Cult.ure 190296909573 UK 2019

Singles & EPs

PTD01 Shy FX - Jungle Love album art Shy FX Jungle Love(12") Permission To Dance PTD01 UK 1993 Sell This Version
SOUR 008CDX Shy FX - Original Nuttah album art UK Apachi with Shy FX UK Apachi with Shy FX - Original Nuttah (Single, Maxi) SOUR SOUR 008CDX UK 1994 Sell This Version
SOUR 004 Shy FX - Gangsta Kid EP / The Gangsta EP album art Shy-FX* & Gunsmoke & Jr Dan Shy-FX* & Gunsmoke & Jr Dan - Gangsta Kid EP / The Gangsta EP (EP) SOUR SOUR 004 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Sour 005 Shy FX - Sound Of The Beast EP album art Shy F.X.* Sound Of The Beast EP (EP) SOUR Sour 005 UK 1994 Sell This Version
none DJ Nut Nut / Shy FX DJ Nut Nut / Shy FX - Special Dedication V.I.P. / Untitled(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Shy FX - Assassinz album art Venom* & Shy FX Venom* & Shy FX - Assassinz(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1994 Sell This Version
XPR 1264 Shy FX - Lets Get It On (Jungle Mixes) / Nah Ease Up (Remix) album art Shabba Ranks / Shy Fx Shabba Ranks / Shy Fx - Lets Get It On (Jungle Mixes) / Nah Ease Up (Remix)(12", W/Lbl) Epic XPR 1264 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
SIM 002 Shy FX - Nasty / Nuh Ease Up album art Shy FX Nasty / Nuh Ease Up Simple Tings SIM 002 UK 1995 Sell This Version
EBR 001 Shy FX - Funkindemup album art Shy FX Funkindemup Ebony Recordings EBR 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SOUR 0018 Shy FX - Simple 'Tings album art Shy FX Simple 'Tings (Single) SOUR SOUR 0018 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SOUR 012 Shy FX - Gangsta Kid II: The Final Chapter album art Shy FX & Gunsmoke Shy FX & Gunsmoke - Gangsta Kid II: The Final Chapter SOUR SOUR 012 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ST 001 Shy FX - Who Run Tings? / Dubplate album art Shy FX Who Run Tings? / Dubplate Simple Tings ST 001 UK 1995 Sell This Version
0630 11955-2 Shy FX - This Style album art Shy FX This Style (Maxi) SOUR 0630 11955-2 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Shy FX - We Must Unite / The Shit  album art DJ Hype, L Double & Shy FX DJ Hype, L Double & Shy FX - We Must Unite / The Shit (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Shy FX - Jah Jah / Gangsta II (L Double Mix) album art Sky Joose / Shy FX Sky Joose / Shy FX - Jah Jah / Gangsta II (L Double Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
SOUR 19 Shy FX - T-Power / Shy FX album art T.Power, Shy FX T.Power, Shy FX - T-Power / Shy FX(Cass, Single, Promo) Mute Song SOUR 19 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Shy FX - Gangsta II / Who Run Tings album art Shy FX Gangsta II / Who Run Tings(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Shy FX - The Lighter (V.I.P Mix) / The Shit album art Sound Of The Future // L.Double* / Shy FX Sound Of The Future // L.Double* / Shy FX - The Lighter (V.I.P Mix) / The Shit(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
EBR004 Shy FX - Funkindemup (Remixes) album art Shy FX Funkindemup (Remixes) Ebony Recordings EBR004 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SOUR 030 Shy FX - My Way / Nasty (T Power Remix) album art Shy FX My Way / Nasty (T Power Remix) SOUR SOUR 030 UK 1996 Sell This Version
EBR8 Shy FX - The Message / Nasty album art Shy FX The Message / Nasty Ebony Recordings EBR8 UK 1996 Sell This Version
EBR 002 Shy FX - Who Run Tings (T.Power Remixes) album art Shy FX Who Run Tings (T.Power Remixes) Ebony Recordings EBR 002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
FLEX12 Shy FX - The Shit album art L Double, Shy FX L Double, Shy FX - The Shit Flex Records FLEX12 UK 1996 Sell This Version

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Wheelup

July 29, 2020
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Shy FX, an original pioneer of the ragga jungle sound who went on to become a flexible and very highly accomplished producer. One of the few artists who have been smashing underground dance floors and the charts simultaneously since the very start with an original identifiable sound and still going strong. So many classics under his belt. As far as longevity, successful crossover appeal and keeping the ravers happy Shy FX is up there with the very best of them, an absolute legend.

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