Glasgow funksters ‘Shaka Loves You’ boast a unique live show effortlessly fusing elements of funk, soul, disco & hip-hop with turntable trickery & tight percussion.
Since forming in 2012, Jamie & Marty have already shared the stage with heavyweights such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Jacksons, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Craig Charles & Mr Scruff. As well as their residencies in Glasgow & Edinburgh, the boys have rocked clubs from Athens to Amsterdam with regular festival appearances up and down the UK. Add Canadian & European tours to this and you get a picture of how the SLY boys are spreading their funky sound internationally.
Complementing their live show, SLY’s musical endeavours have started to cause waves of their own. 2016 got off to a flying start with Craig Charles championing their funk-infused track Soul On Fire for his ‘What’s big in 2016’ show on BBC 6 Music. This track also attracted the attention of Mixmag, which gave it a solid 8/10 review. Their various EP’s have all hit the top spot on Juno download and gained support from the likes of Greg Wilson, Craig Charles and Dr. Packer.
“If you don’t like these guys, just throw away your ears” – Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music)
“These guys kill it” – DJ Jazzy Jeff
“Dance-floor friendly party rockers” – Mixmag