Manchester-based Shy Luv recently released a new, boppy track featuring Bakar, “Like a River,” from their forthcoming EP Lungs. The duo—Sam Knowles and Jake Norman—crafted an infectious groove, but it begins (albeit briefly) as an almost chopped-and-screwed track—a misleading introduction. The tune quickly turns glittery and upbeat.
A cover of SBTRKT’s 2011 track, Shy Luv’s version of “Pharoahs” is a super-funky take on the dance track. With breathy falsetto, plenty of synths and a groovy bass line, it’s a very danceable iteration. Shy Luv (Sam Knowles, aka Karma Kid; and Jake Norman,aka Armeria) is set to release their debut EP Shock Horror early next year.