Shaka Loves You
Fri Jan 28 2022 at 08:00 pm
McChuills | Glasgow, SC
Advertisement“Ones to watch” and “Dancefloor-friendly party rockers” are just two of the credits awarded to Glasgow duo Shaka Loves You.
Originally hailing from the Highlands of Scotland, Jamie & Marty met in 2011 while working as ski & snowboard instructors. Since then the SLY boys have worked tirelessly to gain acclaim from both fans and world-class acts alike.
Effortlessly transitioning through funk, soul, disco, boogie, house & hip-hop, mixed in with turntable trickery and tight, live percussion, SLY create the perfect house party vibe wherever they play.
Their eclectic sets have seen them booked to play alongside a wide range of international stars. From hip-hop heavyweights DJ Jazzy Jeff, De La Soul and Chali 2na of Jurassic 5 through to funk and disco legends George Clinton & Parliament, The Jacksons, Craig Charles, Joey Negro, Mr Scruff, The Reflex & The Cuban Brothers.
As well as hometown residencies, SLY 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 an idea of how in-demand they are.
Legendary broadcaster and TV star Craig Charles is a self-confessed fan and included the boys in his Funk and Soul Show's 'Ones to watch' list three years running. He also regularly supports SLY's tracks on both his BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music shows. One such track; 'Boogie' featured the vocal talents of legendary rapper Soup, aka Fullee Love from Jurassic 5.
SLY's production skills have also reached the radars of internationally respected dance music publications Mixmag & DJ Mag with sterling reviews for their funk infused stomper 'Soul on Fire' and EP 'Tonight' The second track from that release; 'Disco Weapon' also found it's way into the international disco community. Ministry of Sound included it on their Apple Music nu-disco playlist, Defected head honcho Simon Dunmore placed it in his Beatport chart and Melvo Baptiste gave it a spin on the Glitterbox radio show.
Over the last two years the boys' popular Joints n' Jams show on London based Soho Radio attracted guests such as DJ Yoda, Mark Rae, Z-Trip, DJ Nu-Mark, Mighty Mouse, Krafty Kuts & many more.
As well as musical success, SLY can add National TV to their list of achievements. Channel 5 came knocking on the SLY door and the boys were asked to appear as special guests on The Gadget Show in
their 'touring tech' episode.
Lockdown and COVID didnt stopped SLY. Adapting quickly to the changing landscape, the boys soon mastered live-streaming & launched their popular 'SLY Sunday Brunch' weekly livestream. They were also asked to perform at virtual festivals in the UK, Chile, Canada & the US. In addition, SLY started monthly video interviews as part of their Soho Radio show and also launched a Patreon page where fans can subscribe and support their work. To round off 2020, SLY compiled and released their own
brand new compilation series with label Bombstrikes entitled Joints n' Jams.
Where is it happening?McChuills, 40 High Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom
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