Glasgow duo ‘Shaka Loves You’ boast a truly unique show. Effortlessly fusing elements of funk, soul, disco, hip-hop & more with turntable trickery, tight live percussion and custom visuals. ‘SLY’ create the perfect house party vibe wherever they play.
Since forming in 2012, Jamie & Marty have already supported heavyweights players such as George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, The Jacksons, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Craig Charles, Joey Negro, Mr Scruff & The Reflex.
As well as hometown residencies, the boys have packed out clubs from Athens to Amsterdam with regular festival appearances up & down the UK. Add Canadian, New Zealand & European tours to this and you get a picture of how in demand the ‘SLY’ boys are!
Complementing their live show, ‘SLY’ also release their own material with equal acclaim. Their tracks gain regular support from BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music & one of them; ‘Soul on Fire’, attracted the attention of Mixmag, which gave it a sterling 8/10 review.
2018 saw SLY team up with record label Bombstrikes and round off the year with a new EP, featuring a slew of collaborating artists including the legendary rapper, ‘Soup’ from Jurassic 5. 2019 also got off to a flying start with ‘Disco-Funkin’, a compilation album curated by ‘SLY’ picking up national radio support and hitting both the No. 1 album spot on Beatport & Juno.
Not content with all that, the boys decided to expand their live show to include vocalists & a sax player & now regularly play with the ‘SLY live band’. This year is shaping up to be the boys’ busiest to date. With a TV appearance on The Gadget Show airing in the Spring and a packed gig diary, watch out for another big one from Shaka Loves You!