Andre Williams, AKA Shy FX, first catapulted in to the publics consciousness with his seminal 1994 jungle anthem Original Nuttah (S.O.U.R) with UK Apache. As a true innovator of the, then, new underground British sound, Shy FX helped form and shape the drum n bass scene, alongside names like Goldie, Grooverider, Roni Size & Dillinja. The north Londoner has been continually proving himself a mastermind at fusing underground cool with commercial success ever since.
Whether its his international DJ career, countless drum n bass club hits or infectious top 40 chart smashes -' Shake Ur Body ' (EMI), Dont Wanna Know' (Warners), Feelin U (Warners)- Shy FX has led the way in terms of popular, credible British music.
Shy FX was just 16-years-young when his UK Apache-featuring, ragga-infused Original Nuttah hit wormed its way out of underground jungle raves and on to primetime radio waves. The track remains a sure-fire floor-filler across clubs worldwide and still the most-requested drum n bass tune to this day. Since its incarnation, Shy has gone on to tear up international dance floors with his slick DJ skills and share studio space with the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Elephant Man and Kano.
More recently the polite producer/DJ - nicknamed Shy at school- has been working on his highly anticipated, second solo album, as yet untitled.
Respected by his peers for his down-to-earth persona and hard-working attitude, Shy FX is, thankfully, one music industry figure you wont find bragging about his achievements. Whether its discussing the historical drum n bass label Ebony and Ivory he set up in his teens with its notable release Bambaata, his current-day, groundbreaking label Digital Soundboy, his critically-applauded albums with long-term collaborator T-Power; Set It Off (Warners 2002) and Diary Of A Digital Soundboy (DSB 2005) or his ever-popular Digital Soundboy Podcasts on iTunes, Shy FX remains humble. And when it comes to drum n bass, he stays loyal.
13 years deep in to his career, Shy FX continues to ignite dance floors from Israel to Cuba, Japan, Russia, America and beyond with his eclectic, soulful, jazz-infused jungle, hip hop and dance. As his hit-making talents are properly recognised on an international level, Shy FX is most definitely one name not going anywhere for the long haul.