In my first blog here on electro-swing.com I want to give a subjective overview, what’s going on here in Austria and especially in Vienna. The funny thing or should I say the sad thing about the situation here: although some of the masterminds of electroswing like Parov Stelar and Dunkelbunt are living and working in austria there’s not a real electroswing hype in this country. It’s quite hard to attract enough people for an electroswing party. There is one party in Vienna which works fine. It’s „Cirque Rouge“ at the Rote Bar in Volkstheater. It’s an evening with a burlesque show with local and international burlesque dancers, organized by Antonia Cuba (also known as DJane Tiga Lily). Before and after the show Antonia and myself play Swing, Neoswing and Electroswing. The crowd is dressed in swingstyle and are enjoying themseves, the show and our music.
I organize a monthly swing/electroswing evening at Ost Klub („Swing Swing Swing“ presented by Klub Shwing) but it’s not so easy to attract so many people and the budget is limited, but I think it’s getting better.
The nice thing ist hat all people who are into elctroswing (DJs , musicians, organizers) are collaborating. We are in contact and try to increase the networking. I’m quite confident that the things will get better!