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Electro Swing Roundup – July 2014

Electro swing elite compilation 2014

Happy summer everyone! The suns out in the UK so it’s time to come through with another selection of fresh swinging beats.

The big news here is that I’ve moved into a new house – Swing Towers 2 – which is perfect in every respect except it’s going to take 30 days for the truly rubbish broadband provider to bother to get it turned on. That means this Roundup may be a bit briefer than usual since it’s not easy doing this all through a mobile!

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Dimaa mixing up the glitch and swing. Download from here.

Bouncy house with a bit of a swing style bump from Tomahawk:

And again…

Bass heavy remix of Bart & Baker:

All sorts of flavours mixing together on this from Cheshire. Quality freebie.

More considered and laid back this. Nice old style swing from Leeds After Hours Quintet:




SPEAKEASY REVIVAL 2 - another moody grooves production


A superb mixtape of Jazz, Blues, Boogaloo, Swing, Soul and everything in between supplied by Detroit native Wickedslick.


001 – it’s kinda like a speakeasy kinda thing intro
002 – PAROV STELAR – chambermaid swing
003 – SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – hell (almighty i.z. remix)
004 – MORRIS CHESTNUT + LEAD BELLY – black betty
005 – THE CRYSTAL SPRING RAMBLERS – fort worth stomp (the swing bot remix)
006 – LOUIS ARMSTRONG – go down moses (dj zed remix)
007 – HYPEMANSAGE vs. KORMAC – swing ting
008 – MINIMATIC vs. LONNIE GORDON – gonna swing you
009 – INCONTROL – baton rouge
010 – BESSIE JONES vs. RISING APPALACHIA – pretty little raise ‘em high (ecklectic mick rewiff)
011 – EARL SCRUGGS – nitty gritty cotton pickin (mojo filter rewiff)
013 – KID KASINO – cool down papa
014 – FUNK EFEMDZEMOV vs. BRUSHY – chicken in the corn
015 – SON HOUSE vs. STRANGER DANGER – grinin in your face
016 – catchin the vapors is fun time interlude
017 – NINA SIMONE vs. CEE-ROO – nina loves me
018 – CARAVAN PLACE vs. DR. DRE – maniac episode (jekell + jive’s smoke swing everyday remix)
019 – SCOTT BRADLEE + POST MODERN JUKEBOX – thrift shop (bart + baker’s remix)
020 – SWING REPUBLIC vs. BEYONCE – crazy in love
021 – LEYGO – raggy mop
022 – BOBBY RUSH – mary jane (savage henry remix)
023 – THE COASTERS – down in mexico (cheshire remix)
024 – STRANGER DANGER – beta blues (ecklectic mick rewiff)
025 – FUNKANIZER – bust your conk
026 – MAD CADDIES – villains (minoru remix)
027 – LAVERN BAKER – tweedle dee (bobby c sound tv’s tweedle-deezing remix)
028 – ELLA FITZGERALD + CHICK WEBB – when I get low (I get high) (the muthafunkas remix)
029 – LAVERN BAKER + JIMMY RICKS – you’re the boss (jugoe remix)
030 – THE SOGGY BOTTOM BOYS – man of constant sorrow (mr. jennings remix)
031 – THE KINGSTON TRIO – greenback dollar (grant lazlo’s travelin man rewiff)
032 – PRISON SONGS FROM THE MISSISSIPPI STATE PENITENTIARY – old doller holler (zackarose remix)
033 – OSCAR BROWN JR. – humdrum blues (dj rebel re-shake)
034 – SHELLY DUVAL from POPEYE – he needs me (jugoe remix)
035 – claws Mikey! And big fuckin teeth! outro


Electro Swing Roundup – June 2014

Swing Hop Don't Stop Speakeasy Vol 3

Hello swingers and swingettes!! !

I’ve got a speakeasy full of of neo-burlesque divas, banging blues berzerkas, and sexy screen sirens to report upon and bring freshly swinging into your world. From the bassline drive of the Dutty Moonshakers, Vintage at Voltage, Flatcapped Farmers, to more free tunes than you can drop a piano on, let’s swing into the future with a dance from the past…

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Swing Hop Don’t Stop – Speakeasy Vol. 3 – Compiled by Don Mescal

Top of the class has to go to this free compilation from Don Mescal and the Montreal Speakeasy crew. There’s too many to mention on this one, try C@ In The H@, Menage Quad, JPod, Smokey Joe and the Kid and many, many more. Best of all it’s totally FREE so, quite simply get downloading  here and dive on in!

Loving this funking up of Etta James’ soulful singing style by Copycat. Available for a limited time from his bandcamp.

Big up to Sammy Senior for this smashing remix which will be doing plenty of damage at dancefloors this summer.

Deladap are grooving along nicely on this choice freebie:

Sound Assembly’s Sally Bloomer teamed up with Cut La Roc for this release. They’ve nicely decided to give the Rory Hoy remix away:

Algorythmik have very kindly decided to give away their latest EP from their facebook. A nice mix of funk, electro and big beats going on here:

Lamuzgueule have a new album coming up right now, and in preparation have kindly offered these freebies from their track with Bart & Baker:

Minimatic have been getting busy on this piano based slice of swinging ragtime:


Electro Swing Roundup – May 2014

Swingamajig 2014

Hello! First up, I’ve got to give some apologies. I’ve been trying to get this roundup into a regular pattern however outside work pressures have been making it hard (I’ve been juggling launching a new vintage DJ business (Vintage Wedding DJ if you’re interested) with holding down a normal job and gigging at the same time and it’s all got a bit hard to manage. As such for the next few months I’m going to do each Electro Swing Roundup on the first of every month so that everyone knows exactly when to expect it.

Right plenty to catch up on so let’s get into it!

Swingamajig 2014

It’s only a few days to Swingamajig and there’s a really good buzz about the festival going on. I know that it’s almost sold out and once again there will be the cream of the electro swing scene meeting up in Birmingham. If you come down make sure you say hi – look for me on the main stage between all the headliners. To get you in the mood check out The C@ In The H@’s rather smashing mixtape:

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Top of the class goes to this deep disco groover from The Swing Bot and Johnny Lectro:

Here’s the first of two remixes messing with Parov Stelar. First up the Swing Bot again:

And Phibes adding some definite glitch n bass:

Pugzilla is celebrating getting an impressive 75000 plays on soundcloud by this unusual swinger:

Butler Reeves has been nicely retouching this vintage swing original:

This has a nice swing feel mixed with a 60′s style sample which grooves rather nicely:

This may split a few people when it drops, but I have to say that the build always puts a massive smile on my face. I might wait until after midnight at Swingamajig and see if it’s the right time to drop it in.


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Swingamajig 2013

Swingamajig 2014

It’s that time of year again and in the UK we’re building up to the biggest electro swing festival going, Birmingham’s Swingamajig. Following off from last years truly stunning event, this year they’re bigger than ever with a really strong lineup including Molotov Jukebox, Electric Swing Circus, The Destroyers, Renegade Brass Band, Fresh Dixie Project, Smokey Joe & the Kid, Sam Green & the Midnight Heist, Jenova Collective, Lunatrix, After Hours Quintet, Temple Funk Collective, loads of DJ’s, swing dancing, lindyhop, circus performers, vintage cinema and much much more. Oh and some chap called DJR…

You can check out the full lineup at the Swingamajig website and tickets are a bargain at only £20 so don’t waste time and get them now!

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Here’s a great remix of Bart & Baker’s Swing Phonmenon – free to download from the Pep’s Show Boys facebook.

JPod getting funky with the Andrews Sisters! Sweet.

Sammy Senior has been bringing his ghetto funk and old style flavour to K7′s Hi De Ho. Recommended.

New from Future Swing Stories…

Johnny Lectro has been adding delicious blues licks to a grooving 130bpm beat. Nice.

Nuno Endo has stuck up a new edit of Ella Fitzgerald’s Teardrops From My Eyes:


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Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love

Well we all had an incredible time at the latest Electro Swing Ball. Shout out to all our incredible performers, the Electric Swing Circus, Bertie Dastard, Supabad, White Rose, Luna Diosa, CircusMASH and Jazz Jive Swing. It’s such a privilege playing for such a gorgeous and glamorous crowd who embrace the music so enthusiastically and who make each Ball such a special event.

Now that it’s done it’s time to get back to normal service and come through with another roundup of all the new movers in the world of the swingers…

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Top of the class goes to the C@ in the H@ who’s been adding a nice little bassy wobble to Nina’s timeless classic:

Here’s another classic getting a tweak, altogether now, you give me fever all through the night…

Wolfgang Lohr puts together some really nice productions and this freebie has a nice house groove with a bit of a swinging twist. I’ve no clue what the German vocals are saying though!

Here’s a grooving house number from Madame Electrife. Particularly like the jazz style walking bassline which appears at times:

Here’s a nicely produced remix of Atum:

If you like the big room EDM sound then you might like this from new on the block Dotse:


Electro Swing Roundup

Electro Swing BallHello hello. The latest Electro Swing Roundup has been held up by her majesty’s thieving tax monkeys demanding some accounts being handed in. But fear thee not normal service has been resumed and we’ve got some blinding tracks for you!

As I may have mentioned, sumptuous preparations are in place for the Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love - and it’s going to be truly  exquisite. Come and join us for a night of vintage glamour at a Valentines Ball featuring the Electric Swing Circus, DJR, Bertie Dastard, Supabad, live circus acts, burlesque, boylesque and much more.

Right let’s get into it. First up an exclusive from Dr Cat…


The Real Tuesday Weld. “Me and Mr Wolf (Dr Cat Remix)

Dr Cat

Green Queen Music’s Dr Cat has kindly offered us the exclusive on his remix of The Real Tuesday Weld. It’s available for free from his facebook – in exchange for a quick like. Go do it!


Copperdollar, the award-winning performance company known for their cutting-edge and mixed-media immersive theatre productions inspired by Mexico’s Day Of The Dead have released a 15 track CD Copperdollar on Freshly Squeezed Records. Here’s the video from their shows and the album sampler is below. Available from Juno.

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Loving this funked up remix of Elvis’ A Little Less Conversation:

House grooves and swing always seem to be a winner and I’m enjoying this with Don Mescal on remix duty:

Here’s a fun edit of Baked A Cake from DJ Tomahawk:

This ones good fun too. It’s called Slapstick and all it’s really missing are the clowns…

Extra Medium are building up for their album release on the 24th. In the mean time they’ve released this freebie:



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White Mink London

The big news on the live front is that White Mink are returning to London with a quarterly residence at Village Underground. They’re kicking off on 8th Feb with an all star lineup of Bart & Baker, Kid Kasino, Nick Hollywood, Chris Tofu and many more. If you’re in the capital it’s got to be the place to be.

Of course up here we’re getting ready for our next Electro Swing Ball. If you wondering what I keep going on about, check out our latest promo video here:

Finally make sure you check out Free Breaks Blogs new sample pack Beat Juice Vol. 1. With over 500 expertly crafted original breaks loops this is a must for any producer, remixer and DJ.

Beat Juice Vol 1

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Oh my god I got excited when this turned up on my soundcloud feed. The Phantom has become such a classic in the swing world, and any excuse to play it again has to be a good thing. Plenty of festivals are going to be hit by this beauty this summer!

This freebie from Cee-Roo is supremely funky and will fit nicely into many a set.

Grant Lazlo has been celebrating the festive season by being really generous. He’s given away a tasty remix of Stevie Wonders Superstition, three tracks off his album, and one older track. The quality of all of them is really good and if you like these check out his album here.



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