“it's the lesser-known shy guy who stands out above the rest. his ‘that body’ struts with all the easy gliding bombast of a just blaze track” - pitchfork
shy guy (sometimes credited as shy beats) is an up-and-coming producer and engineer
from dallas, tx, currently based out of nyc. his productions often utilize ghostly vocal
loops and ambient textures, blending numerous regional influences, ranging from dusty
break-driven boom-bap to southern crunk and trap. past production work has been featured
he was named a 2014
‘producer to watch’
an influential online electronic music magazine based in the uk.
artists he’s worked with include le1f, black dave, junglepussy, ian isiah, bodega bamz, tink, smoke dza, grande marshall, haleek maul, meechy darko, and stalley.
shy guy has also composed for film, syncing music to casey neistat’s online ad campaign for mercedes,
as well as promo videos for converse and stussy.
as an engineer, shy guy mixed and mastered joey bada$$’ breakout mixtape 1999.
he has dj’ed at numerous events for stussy, puma, undefeated, herschel, and new balance,
in addition to being a featured participant at platinum-producer illmind's b.l.a.p. beat
showcase. during his freshman year at nyu, he was a 3-time champion at the monthly beat
battle at nuyorican poet’s cafe in the l.e.s.
“the track’s beat by shy guy sounds like it was recorded in a dank torture chamber.” - thefader
“a shit-talking fest backed by monolithic production from shy beats” - complex
“typically shadowy, trap-addled, and new age-assisted beat provided by shy guy” - spin
“a trunk-rattling beat that sounds like it was crafted twenty thousand leagues under the sea.” - fact