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DT748 – De La Swing

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De La Swing (aka Domingo Bellot) has become one of the most solid DJs and producers in the electronic music scene, in Spain, Europe and worldwide. The Madrid-born artists was influenced in the early stages of his career by the sound of icons such as Laurent Garnier, Fatboy Slim or The Chemical Brothers, never letting just one style take over his repertoire. Genres as d&b, techno or house have been always present in his selection, but also sounds closer to broken beats or hip-hop, with references as Mos Def, Cypress Hill or DJ Shadow clearly present, among many others.

Long has passed and De La Swing has experimented a noticeable evolution in his sound, that navigates today close to minimalistic, deeper and classic house sounds. Being one of the most in-demand artists in scenes as the British, French, Netherlander or Belgian, De La Swing has also strengthen his position in the US and South America, not forgetting his presence in more exotic destinations as UAE, South Africa or Australia.

Currently based in Barcelona, a highlight in De La Swing’s career is his key role as stalwart of one of the most important clubbing brands in electronic music: elrow. Being an active member of the family, De La Swing has stablished himself as a reference artists of elrow’s roster, becoming resident by own right in elrow worldwide events. Thanks to that, he has seen memorable moments pass, such as Space Ibiza Closing in 2016, now stablishing himself as a crowd’s favorite in elrow’s new home in the island: Amnesia Ibiza. But he hasn’t limited to that, being also a mainstay in iconic clubs of the White Isle, as Blue Marlin, Sankeys or the iconic DC10, Privilege or Ushuaïa Ibiza.

De La Swing has also strengthened his role as label manager and A&R of elrow Music, making it grow as one of the biggest discographic references in the industry. The label is now a mainstay of the top charts in platforms such as Beatport and is currently diversifying its sound with the creation of a satellite label, elrow Limited, dedicated to more select, deep, elegant and underground sounds.

Today, he returns on the podcast for the first time. Listen to it below, on Mixcloud or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Unreleased productions of my own and my label, mixed with gems from friends.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I love every track on this playlist, but I specially love Le Musique (de la Swing Remix). I had so much fun working on it.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
Several of my upcoming tunes, that showcase my new sound.

Tell us about your next EP?
“A Summer History EP”, out on Cecille Records next July 2nd. I’m very excited!!!

What have you got coming up?
Lots of new music, both on vinyl and digital, and finally some good gigs in my calendar hehehehehe

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
It is a very special moment in my career, as I have released the first reference of my label elrow Limited on vinyl. I hope you like it 🙂

Tracklist

1_Josh Baker – Didgeridoo (Original Mix) You & Me 2_Astre – Distracted (De la Swing Remix) Pitch Records
3_De la Swing – Astro Girl (Sidney Charles Remix) Rendr Records Unreleased
4_James Saunders – Changing Basses (Original Mix) _ PIV Records
5_Dimmish – Make It Happen (Original Mix) _ Denser _ Unreleased
6_Close To Custom – Rhythm Import (LaRosa Remix) _ Metafloor Records
7_De la Swing – Hi Score (Original Mix) Rendr Records Unreleased
8_Legit Trip – Matrix (Original Mix) Key Records Unreleased
9_Chris Stussy & S.A.M – Sirine (Original Mix) _ Up The Stuss
10_Antss – Turn It Down (Original Mix) _ Hot Trax
11_Chapsenza – Triad (Prunk Remix) elrow limited Unreleased
12_De la Swing – A Summer History (Original Mix) Cecille Unreleased
13_Mason Collective – Mint Condition (Original Mix)_ Whippin Records
14_Pau Guilera , CISCO – Le Musique (De la Swing Remix)_ elrow limited _Unreleased

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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