This site is dedicated to the Electro Swing movement occurring worldwide. Let’s bring back the beautiful craziness of the 20′s, come on ! Welcome to electro-swing.com :)
The website is designed for you to have fun and to discover, and fall in love with, great music.
A bit of history…
Electro-swing.com was founded in summer 2010 by 2 brothers (incontroL & Sir Sway) really excited by the new sound of Electro Swing. In 2015 the scene is gone worldwide and has formed many sub genres. Call in Vintage Remix, Electro Swing, Antique Beats, it’s all about that old sound remixed and it’s here to stay.
What is Electro Swing ?
Well nobody can say precisely… What we do know is that some DJs started adding Swing Jazz to House/ Hip Hop Music a couple of years ago, though it is certainly not the 1st time Electronic Music has combined with Jazz.
Many producers & DJs were doing it way back in the early 80′s (Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson …) In the USA, producers like Mike Dixon and James Curd (Greenskeepers) are busy working on the G-Swing project, producing quality Swing Jazz House music. It became popular in Europe thanks to Romain BNO : he and his peers are amongst some of the best french producers, having remixed and released the G-Swing tracks on an album called “Swing For Modern Clubbing”. So, can we say Electro Swing was invented by franco-american artists? Of course not … History tells us Swing is present everywhere from Africa to America to Europe, Jazz Swing remains a prominent reference point for many musician born today. It is in Soul, Funk, Hip hop, House …Everywhere! G-Swing is a reference for all Electro Swing DJs, but once again, it is not confined to only that genre for example “Mr. Scruff – Get a move on” the examples are endless! One of the main changes within Electro Swing is that the samples are chopped differently than many of the “Electro Jazz” tracks from the 90′s (for example St Germain).
We try to return to the roots of the New Orleans and Chicago jazz music, keeping the bass on the downbeat while chopping the Jazz samples to the upbeat, creating an energy House Music and Hip Hop have rarely reached! Jazz is African Rhythm utilizing European instruments. Electro Swing is the use of Jazz samples from a Jazz record (either classic or modern) plus modern beats. Most of the time music is produced in home studios, and this, is truly revolutionary!
It is truly an individual, and a group experience and that’s what we like about it. It helps people get together, have fun and forget their problems. There are no rules, just fun, excitement and the promise to dance ’till late…
What kind of content will you find here?
DJ mixes: At work, on the road, in the bed, stay tuned and get the best Electro Vintage DJ Mixes around.
Latest releases: What’s trending… Track, EP, Album & Compilation.
Selecta: DJs, Artists, Labels & Guests select the best of music 4u.
Exclusive Tracks: Tracks made with love by our favorite artists for you Only!
Podcast: Even if discontinued, 177 episodes are available. Listen here or take away.
Blog to get infos about the néo vintage community in video, artist interview…
Booking or not booking?
Time goes by and we make connections worldwide… We know who the best DJ are!
Feel free to contact us if you’re looking for an Electro Swing DJ, a live band or any other related performance.