After leaping to fame as a teenage kid back in 1993 with the seminal jungle anthems Gangsta Kid and then Original Nuttah, the following year for S.O.U.R, Andre Williams went on to become a leader of the mid-90s jump-up sound with the elasticated-bass of Wolf and his remixes of Raw Dogs and Chopper.
While many sneered at the overt good-time vibes of such tracks, Shy didn’t care, and proved his detractors wrong in 1997 when he released one of the greatest DnB tunes of all time: the tribal-grooved Bambaata.
Re-invention came once again in 2001 with the top ten charting vocal anthem Shake Your Body with T Power, and from here, Shy went on to set up one of the most respected imprints in modern DnB, Digital Soundboy.
The only question now is, what is Shy FX gonna do next?
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Skibbadee: No A-Z of DnB would be complete without a mention of the masters of ceremonies who ride the rhythms with their lyrical chatter. And what better representative than Skibbadee? With a double-time flow that verges on sounding humanly impossible, despite the animal noises, Skibba is a drum ‘n’ bass legend.