He is known to many as an originator and a leader in the Drum and Bass movement. He has played alongside some of the top artists in some of the best venues in endless cities throughout the world. Currently on the Digital Soundboy tour with Benny Page, these 2 hot acts mashed-up are for sure to cause a dance floor frenzy. Shy FX is always keeping It fresh and touring with the best acts in the scene today. Come out and support your local Drum and Bass movement.
Shy FX crashed the British pop charts in mid-1994 with "Original Nuttah," one of the most infectious ragga/jungle anthems of all time. Though the success proved a bit too much for him, he built his reputation back over the course of a few years and became one of jungle's most respected producers. Born in East London, Andre Williams debuted on S.O.U.R. Records (Sound of the Underground) with two 1994 singles, "Gangsta Kid" and "Sound of the Beast." 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 label soon after, releasing more classic jungle tunes like ‘The Message’, ‘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. A solo artist LP is in the pipeline for 2007.
Benny is in high demand for bookings by endless companies around the world. Ruff House is proud to present Benny Page on the Digital Soundboy tour with Shy FX. Some of Benny’s current dance floor hits include “Urban Tribe”, “Rub A Dub”, and of course, “Turn Down the Lights”. Benny is known for rocking crowds around the world with his uncue style of Djing and producing.
Music has always been a big part of Benny’s life, but it really started making an impact on him when he discovered Hip-Hop at the age of 11; artists such as DJ Premier, Mobb Deep, Dr Dre, Snoop Dog and Nas influenced Benny in a big way.
Benny’s growing passion for music lead him to his school band which he played the drums and learnt the guitar. He discovered Jungle at the age of 15 and being in his band did not seem enough for him musically, jungle music triggered an awakening in him and a growing thirst to make his own music . Tunes such as The House crew’s Super Hero, A-zone’s Calling All the People and Worries in the Dance on London Somet’ing Records were seminal tunes. Before long, Benny was learning to use a sequence on his dad’s PC.
At the age of 16, Benny began a 2 year music technology course, for him. making music became an addiction, phoning in sick all the time to his part-time job so he could live and breathe beats. Realising that this was far more than a hobby. Benny soon realised the only way to put his all into this and progress was if he invested in some quality equipment, so, Benny began working full time. His first break came from the South London based label, Cutterz Choice bringing his first tune, Chainsaws, to wax. This was followed by the success of Addictive which was inspired by the likes of Nicky Blackmarket, Brockie and Ash Attack. Shortly after came Sneaker Pimp, it was Benny’s first tune to get airplay on major radio station, initially being played by the legendary, John Peel on BBC Radio 1. Neckbreaker/Kist, shortly commenced being the first tune on the Graffs series, Neckbreaker made it onto the Aphrodite mix CD released in America. Following this success, Benny was asked to remix the Aphrodite classic, Stalker. To follow were tunes such as Pinball, Tempest and Moneyzone with towering success on the dance floor which lead us to the present.
Benny has a very diverse range of styles and hopes to bring more vibes back to drum n bass, vocals play a big part in his current productions and he plans to work more with vocalists in the future.
Just another little treat for y'all.... Benny Page mix just uploaded!! GO GET IT!! And keep watching the space cos we don't like to rest on our holly leaves.. more is coming!!!!
1.BENNY PAGE_TURN DOWN THE LIGHTS (DIGITAL SOUNDBOY DUB)
2.VISIONARY_YOUT MAN (HUSTLIN BEATS)
3.BENNY PAGE_HOLD ON (DIGITAL SOUNDBOY DUB)
4.CALIBRE_LOSING GROUND (SOUL R)
5.BENNY PAGE_TURN OFF THE MIC(DIGITAL SOUNDBOY DUB)
7.BENNY PAGE_RIZZLA (DIGITALSOUNDBOY DUB)
8.DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH (LIQUID V)
9.BENNY PAGE_DUB ROOM (CUTTERS CHOICE DUB)
10.MARCUS INTALEX_AFRICA (REVOLVER)
11.PETE THE BOUNCER_JUNGLIST (SERIAL KILLERS V.I.P MIX)(CONGO NATTY)
12.CAUSE 4 CONCERN CARRIER (QUARANTINE)
13.NEIL MAC VS AMC_WICKED MAN(DUB DIMENSION)
14.BENNY PAGE_CRAZY BAL HEADS (CUTTERS CHOICE DUB)
15.ADAM F_EIGHTBALL(BREAKBEAT KAOS)
16.RYTHUM BEATER_MIDGET WITH A BORA (REMIX) (GRAFFS DUB)
18.BENNY PAGE_BASHMENT BOOGIE (DIGITAL SOUNDBOY DUB)
MARCUS VISIONARY Digital Soundboy/Theory/Toronto,Can
Marcus Visionary and Dave Whalen have been together as Visionary for the last 11 years. 2005 was a great year for the duo as they set up two labels via Load Media in the U.K; Dance Rock and Lion Dubs. In 2005 they were also fortunate enough to be noticed by Shy FX and T Power and picked up as resident artists for the new Digital Soundboy label. Check out the website at www.digitalsoundboy.com. In the last decade Visionary have been featured on many premiere labels including: Play:musik, 31 Records, Revolve:r, Trouble on Vinyl, Horizon Music, X tinction Agenda, Shout, Flex Records, Hustlin Beats, On Point, Nice and Smoothe and of course Digital Soundboy, Dance Rock, Lion Dubs and their brand new label Rock & Groove via Nu Urban Music. Watch out for 'Dub Rock Sound' coming to a soundsystem near you.