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UK Apache and Shy FX release ‘Original Nuttah 25’


UK Apache and legendary DJ and UK pioneer, Shy FX have today released ‘Original Nuttah 25’! They’ve re-recorded and re-mastered the jungle classic. Alongside the release, Chase & Status have remixed the original track.

25 years ago, the ground-breaking ‘Original Nuttah’ cemented Shy FX’s reign as a trailblazer of British electronic music and became the first ever jungle track to enter the UK top 40 chart. ‘Original Nuttah 25’ marks this huge milestone. The re-mastered and re-recorded 2019 version of the all-time classic features an original vocal from international superstar and ‘Original Nuttah’ fan, Idris Elba. Meanwhile, titans of dance music Chase & Status add their own unique flair to the proceedings.

“This record changed my life and I still can’t believe its 25 years ago! For the anniversary we wanted to do something special, so we re-recorded the ‘Original Nuttah 25’ version, added a speech from an actor friend of mine and called in a remix from Chase & Status to freshen it up in time for Carnival. And trust me they came through with the goods! Here’s to another 25!” – Shy FX

“It was an honour but also slightly daunting to remix arguably one of the most iconic British dance records of all time. Bringing on board Irah (who we worked with on RTRN II JUNGLE) helped reinvigorate such a classic. The reaction so far from the clubs has been amazing and we can’t wait to get this out there.” – Chase & Status

The release of ‘Original Nuttah 25’ comes ahead of Shy FX’s annual appearance at Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, where he will be hosting his legendary soundsystem cult.ure stage (on the corner of Tavistock Rd & Leamington Rd Villas, on Monday from 12pm until 7pm), and joined by some special guests. It follows the release of his acclaimed ‘Raggamuffin SoundTape’ earlier this year, which saw him collaborate with an array of artists including Cara Delevingne, Chronixx, Gappy Ranks, Ghetts, Kojey Radical, Lily Allen, Maverick Sabre and Sinead Harnett.

Released via cult.ure, ‘Original Nuttah 25’ officially reaffirms Shy FX’s legendary status as one of the greatest British producers of all time.

Both tracks are out today (23rd August) listen to them below!


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