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DT832 – Jack Swift

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A technical wizard behind the decks, well known for his ability to push technology to its limits, with his energetic mixing, cutting, scratching, and skilful use of all that modern mixers have to offer. Jack has pioneered his own distinct sound that has its roots in both US and UK garage but has found its own place in the current underground house scene. 

He started collecting records at the turn of the century heavily influenced by the UKG tunes he heard his brother playing. After a while, it was inevitable that Jack would take to the decks and he has now built up an impressive arsenal of vinyl that covers all bases. The influence of artists such as Tuff Jam, Todd Edwards and Masters At Work is apparent to all who have heard him play and increasingly in his productions.

Talking productions, Jack has released on labels such as Moxy Muzik, Seven Dials, Inermu, and AVTR as well as his own imprint SPIL Records. SPIL is only 6 months old but is already home to productions from Jeremy Sylvester, James Dexter, Devstar and Tom Frankel as well as a host of original Jack Swift cuts with plenty of exciting plans for the future.

Equally at home on the big stage, at festivals such as Hideout, Lovebox and Lost and Found or curating his own parties, Jack has flexed his technical prowess alongside the best, including; Groove Armada, Skream, Richy Ahmed, Todd Edwards, Darius Syrossian, DJ EZ and many more. Jack gets the nod from both hardcore ravers and heads alike.

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

Sum up this podcast in 10 words...
Chunky house and garage flavours with a sprinkle of tekkers! 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Really tough to pick one and likely to change from week to week…but the intro is an absolute vibe! 

‘Someway, Somehow’ – Sublevel 3 (Zack Toms Dub).

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
When I’m putting these mixes together I really do view it as a piece of art and as such a lot of time and effort goes into making sure all the blends just work. A first play of my new track ‘Perfection’, which I’m really excited for people to hear; three cuts from my label SPIL Records, plenty of crackly vinyl from yesteryear and some of my favourite new tunes…..…oh and some tekkers here and there 🙂 I also enjoyed using the FLYBI acapella to bring the new Kolter tune in.   

Tell us about your next EP? 
My next EP is a collab with my good pal James Dexter on his label Inermu Records! Two chunky garage tinged cuts, one of which is in this mix! (‘Testify’). Releases 9th June 🙂

What have you got coming up?
As mentioned above my collab EP with James Dexter drops in June. Following this I’m excited to announce the next EP on my label, from an absolute master craftsman in the studio.  

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Never stop learning! Whether it’s a podcast, a book or a course. 

Tracklist:

Someway, Somehow – Sublevel 3 (Zack Toms Dub)
Dub Analyser – Azaad
FLYBI – Tee Bone, Sparks & KIE (Acapella)
I Feel It – Kolter
Perfection – Jack Swift 
Stand And Deliver – Wideboys
Highrise – Jack Swift (Devstar ‘Feel The Vibe’ Remix)
Testify – James Dexter & Jack Swift 
Plant Need Wota – Lunoize
My Life – Adam & Steve
Hide & Seek – Nathan Coles
Together Again – Bump ’N’ Groove
Enchanted Rhythm – Anthill Mob
Took My Love – Fabe (Jacobin & Domino Remix)
The Praise – Todd Edwards
The Praise – Todd Edwards
Terminal – Jack Swift
FLYBI – Tee Bone, Sparks & KIE (Acapella)
Movement – LWRNCE & CONMAC
Razor – Jamie Trench
Loop Soup – Garrett David
Highrise – Jack Swift (Tom Frankel Remix)

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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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