When it comes to drum and bass and jungle Andre Williams a.k.a. Shy FX needs little introduction. Being a pioneering force in the genre while breaching the charts on many occasion with his infectious club bangers, sound system roots and sharp instincts on artists he chooses to collaborate with, Shy has been able to navigate that fine line between holding your underground credibility while also gaining mainstream appeal. This is the exact kind of savvy that is in full effect in his latest release ‘Roll The Dice’ feat. Stamina MC and London’s own pop darling Lily Allen.
With a line up like that its kind of hard to miss and to be fair they set it up and knock it out of the park. What our earbuds are treated to is a modern take on the nostalgia of 90’s bass culture. You are transported to the time when clubbing was fresh out of the gate brimming with excitable energy, striding almost on the side of danger, knowing for one special night anything could happen. The track and accompanying video by Louis Browne encapsulates that energy perfectly, there is enough bass to make your bones shake and the combination of Stamina MC’s on the mic delivery harmonizing with Allen’s vocal creates fever pitch party frequencies that resonate throughout. This is a straight up sound system stomper that is perfect for for any rude-boy / rude-girl’s night out.