Shy FX has announced the revival of his label Digital Soundboy and details of the first record to be released on it. On 23rd April, the label will re-commence with a collaborative EP between Shy FX and fellow D&B sound boy Breakage.
The first drop taken from the ‘Darker Than Blue EP’ was released this week. ‘Michael Knight’, which as you can tell from the name, draws heavy influence from the legendary 1980’s TV show ‘Knight Rider’.
In a press release, Shy FX said: “Breakage and I have been talking about doing a body of work for a while now so it’s great to finally connect on this EP. It’s only right for it to be the first release on DSB after nearly eight years off the grid. Soundboys return… Dubplate season.”
Breakage added: “The fact that it’s the first release on the return of Digital Soundboy; a label that thanks to Shy, really did so much for me, and was such an important label in the industry, is the icing on the cake to me.”
After releasing the seminal ‘Original Nuttah’ with UK Apachi, which catapulted jungle to mainstream success, Shy FX’s influence has resonated deeply throughout the dance music. After scoring another massive crossover hit with ‘Shake UR Body’ in 2001, reaching number eight, in the early 00s he switched and widened his production style to dubstep, house, R&B and roots reggae.
Shy FX started the Digital Soundboy label in 2005 alongside T Power, using it to release their own material. Over the years, Digital Soundboy has also been home to records from the likes of Skream, Benga, Caspa, Redlight and DJ Fresh.
In 2019, the producer released the album ‘Raggamuffin SoundTape’, which featured collaborations from Lily Allen, Cara Delevingne, Maverick Sabre, Ghetts and more. Last year, he followed that album by releasing ‘Raggamuffin Reload’ featuring remixes of the Soundtape project. He also dropped ‘Rain’ under his 45 Roller moniker.
Shy FX is currently working on his next album, details of which are yet to be confirmed.
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