Spitzin, Vilnius, LITHUANIA hip hop, swing, jazz, electroswing. I got this mix in my mailbox few weeks ago. Couldn’t keep that for me only. Last week we had a mix from Brazil by Band da Funk, today we’re flying Lithuania and I’m really happy to see Electro Swing is all over the world now.
Spitzin is actively DJing or as he prefers to say – selects the music – for more than 5 years already.
Everything started spinning in the infamous series of parties “Pump up the 90s” at Woo club in Vilnius, Lithuania. These parties dedicated to 90s rave-rage went on for about 4 years and were one of the most danceable nights at “Woo” yet pumped by pure nostalgia for the techno sound of early 90’s and spiced up with the most annoying hits of euro-dance.
The 90s mania spread and “Pump up the 90s” crew led by Spitzin were pumping the craze in mainly every club in Vilnius and other cities of Lithuania. These parties were true phenomena and the very key to starting dance mayhem anywhere – from underground clubs and unknown festivals to posh parties.
Another series of parties which Spitzin was involved in was called ‘Party Animal Party’. It was one of few dress-up parties in Lithuania based under the idea of furries movement. The parties were quite cosy and fun although they did not gain mainstream popularity.
After the 90s mania the rock’n’roll and swing era rolled in Spitzins DJing career. Vintage-swinging and rocking “In the Mood” (Woo club), “Padubaduba” (Gorky bar & club) and “Cotton Swing Club“ parties were born. These nights went on with a greater touch of fanciness and were very appreciated among vintage loving people.
As fancy and perky as he is, Spitzin is delightfully spinning Electro Swing, Swing Hop, Dancing Jazz, Rockabilly and Rock’n'roll records at the time.
What is Electro Swing for you ?
Electro swing for me is a really good groove + the romance of the black and white movies, which are somewhere in the brain of almost any person of our society. So to say simply – it is the remixed nostalgia and a will to believe in true love showed in old movies.
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