Shameboy

Biography

Shameboy consists of Buscemi drummer Luuk Cox (also a producer for Arsenal and Anton Walgrave) and DJ Bobby Ewing, who is a member of the very popular Discobar Galaxie. The band was formed in 2004 and released its first single Rechoque in 2005. Rechoque became an instant hit in the clubs and on the dance charts, reaching the number 1 position in April. The single received massive airplay and also crossed over to the mainstream singles chart reaching the number 27 position (staying on the charts for 5 weeks). In addition, the track caught the ears of famous DJs such as Felix da Housecat and was played over and over on the various summer festivals. A follow-up single, called Strobot, was released in April 2006, and again became a huge hit in clubs and festivals. The track made it to number 4 in the Belgian dance charts and charted for 9 weeks in total.

In the summer of 2006 Shameboy released their first full album titled Hi, Lo And In Between. The album, which contained 9 tracks, got rave reviews both in Belgium and abroad and was a top pick of most club fanatics. It contained the 2005 single Rechoque as well as an exciting collaboration with Millionair’s Tim Vanhamel called Wired For Sound. An EP for Wired For Soundwas also released to promote the album but did not chart on the official dance charts. Shameboy – both the tracks and the band itself – proved to be hot property on the summer festivals again and the band blew away  the crowd at the Exit night in Ancienne Belgique in December 2006.  Finally, the band also got a lot of recognition from the public and industry being nominated for a ZaMu award (best dance) and 2 TMF awards (best newcomer, best dance) in 2006.

May 2007 saw Shameboy return to the dance charts with Splend It  (from the Splend It / Monofour EP). Both the track and the video turned out to be very popular with the club scene again and it was consequently included on multiple compilations, including De Maxx (Studio Brussel). Once again, Shameboy also got nominated for a TMF Award.  The EP for Splend It was actually the frontrunner to a second Shameboy album that would released in 2008 …

This album was called Heartcore  and has become Shameboy’s biggest hit to date. Released in April 2008, it made it to the number 25 spot in the regular album charts and charted for no less than 15 weeks, which is outstanding for an ‘underground’ club album. The single with the same title, Heartcore, was released a bit earlier and stormed up the dance charts. It reached the number 4 position and charted 11 weeks.  Shameboy also got a lot of critical acclaim for the supporting, very stylish, video. And of course, they got a TMF nomination again …

A quote on the album which we feel is very accurate: this hard-hitting, body-moving & earth-shaking album provided by Luuk Cox & Jimmy Dewit deliveres tight beats along with smooth yet raunchy melodies. You’ll be forced to crank up the volume, abuse your cd-player (or iPod, or whatever), and just go utterly out of your mind. It’s simply straightforward, in-your-face, – and maybe here ‘n there a little bit – funky, electro music.

In May 2009, Shameboy return with a live album Shameboy at the Pyramid Marquee which was recorded at Rock Werchter 2008. As a bonus, a live DVD is added which gives a good idea of the energy of the gig. Simutaneously, the band re-release their underground club hit Rechoque as Rechoque Redux. A great way to start  the new festival season.

We are looking forward to new work from Shameboy in the future …

Following singles / EPs were released by Shameboy:

  • Rechoque
  • Strobot
  • Wired For Sound
  • Splend It / Monofour
  • Heartcore
  • Rechoque Redux

Albums

The first Shameboy album is called Hi, Lo And In Between (released 2006) and contains the following tracks:

  •  Transfur
  • Louis
  • Strobot
  • Freakin’ Small
  • Kidz On Swingz
  • Slaxx
  • Rechoque
  • Wired For Sound
  • Psychedelic

The second album, Heartcore, was released in 2008 and contains following tracks:

  • After All The Damage
  • Splend It
  • Our Peggy Ate Her
  • Stumble
  • Heartcore
  • Timeskipper
  • Sunday Punk
  • Monofour
  • Monterey
  • Abfahrer

The third album is a live recording (CD+DVD) of their gig at Rock Werchter and is called Shameboy at the Pyramid Marquee.

  • Stumble
  • Sunday Punk
  • Rechoque
  • Slaxx
  • Monofour
  • Our Peggy Ate Her
  • Timeskipper
  • Strobot
  • Splend It
  • Heardcore

Remixes

  • Rechoque (Capt. Luke’s Phat Dub)
  • Wired For Sound (The Subs Remix)
  • (Re)Wired For Sound
  • Wired For Sound (A-Cappella)
  • Heartcore (Original Mix)
  • Heartcore (D.I.M. Remix)
  • Rechoque (Alex Gopher remix)
  • Rechoque (Fukkk Offf remix)
  • Rechoque (Markus Lange remix)

 

Discography

 

Singles / EPs

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