We spoke to Sam Knowles (Karma Kid) in-between sets on the Temple Island and BBC Introducing stages last year at Bestival’s 10th anniversary festival. He told us about his upcoming 4 track EP release “Bird of Prey” with Future Classic, and then briefly mentioned his involvement with a selection of other talented producers / artists on a project called “Shy Luv”.
“I’ve got a brand new project with my best mate. It’s called ‘Shy Love’ – we’re just developing an album at the minute, and we’ve been working with a bunch of really talented singers. It’s gonna be wicked” – Sam Knowles
Now it’s 2015 and we have a little more information about this new, exciting collaboration of artists:
Sam Knowles, Ryan Ashley and Jake Norman are Shy Luv, a new London-based trio getting ready to drop their own unique blend of Hip-Hop flavoured beats and cutting edge production with sharp, soulful vocals. Their debut ‘Caught Up On You’ EP is set to drop on 8th June 2015 via their own white label imprint Shy Luv Recordings. Sam Knowles might be better known by his Karma Kid alias, with a recent release for Future Classic, remixes for Andreya Triana, Ben Pearce and Flight Facilities and studio work for the likes of rising UK R&B siren K Stewart cementing him as one of the UK’s hottest new talents. He is joined on production duties by Jake Norman who is known for his Armeria project, having remixed Years & Years, Joel Compass and Clean Bandit to name a few. Rising vocalist Ryan Ashley completes the trio, following notable features including PMR’s Cyril Hahn.