Swindle Grime and Funk EP The second in a trilogy of EPs from Swindle 'Lemon Trees' featuring D Double E sees them venture to LA, on a G Funk tip (Watch video here), and 'Works Haffi Run' featuring Ghetts has him going in a rare gritty direction. The EP is accompanied by a remix from girl of the moment Flava D for the biggest track from his album last year 'Peace, Love & Music'. The 'Mad Ting' Remix featured on her recent fabriclive mix, and has been going down in the clubs ever since. Butterz 12"
Swindle Peace, Love and Music Second album from this very exciting UK producer keeping his jazzy experimentation and using live instruments We visit four continents along the way, toasting the Grime roots in London with JME, saluting Swindle’s love and respect for Glasgow and Mungo’s Hifi alongside Flowdan and stopping in Bristol for an uptempo work out with TC, and a 16 bit intro from Joker. LA is close to Swindle’s heart as he lived there for two months in 2014 meeting and making music with Ash Riser. The infamous Sub.Mission party in Denver is featured in the track of the same name with music dedicated to the people who have made it a home away from home for Swindle. His connections in the Far East are strongly represented via Tokyo and the DBS crew, The Philippines with Malasimbo and the Electric East crew in Shanghai. We still have time to visit Cape Town and link up with the Guerrilla Speakerz crew in Amsterdam before heading home to finish off with his Swindle Live family: Terri Walker, Joel Culpepper, Jay Wilcox and his Dad, who plays guitar on the Outro. Butterz LP
Swindle Walter's Call New EP from one ofd the Uk's most exciting new producer Swindle who infuses jazz into dubstep!With ‘Walter’s Call’, Swindle dives straight in at the deep end with sirens and footwork inspired drums, gradually building themes of energetic brass brilliance into the mix. Seamlessly produced, this sets the EP off to a blazing start, introducing the influences of early 20th century chaotic jazz, which run throughout. ‘Summer Fruits’ is a track that begins with a gentle and disarming piano tune, swiftly developing into a lively melodic combination of well delivered vocal samples and prevailing brass rhythms. It gets your feet moving and renders the feeling of an easy sunny afternoon, with smooth harmonious flows combined with bursts of energetic flare resonating his influences. Disjointed classic house piano chords kick off ‘Smash N Grab’, which again carries Swindle’s distinctive bouncing sound. At one point calm, then at the next in full swing, it’s just as much of a roller coaster as the rest of this smashing EP. Brownswood 12"
Detroit Swindle High Life The second full length album from the Dutch duo Detroit Swindle. Detroit Swindle describe the album as an "electronic album with a live approach, combining our love for house, ambient and jazzy harmonics, making it a record interesting for the club, as well as a pleasant album to put on at home." It explores the intersection of live and electronic music. Heist Recordings CD | LP
Detroit Swindle Cant hold it EP On the “Can’t hold it” EP, the guys showcase their love for lush disco, analogue basslines and leftfield musicians, bringing in NYC native Willie Burns for a remix that shows you the darkest side of Heist yet. The title track and EP opener should feel like a warm welcome to those who enjoyed last year’s “Howsmusic” so much: warm subs, galloping hi-hats and an exotic synth loop that’ll get stuck in your head for hours and hours. “Just not Norma” goes on in a similar manner, this time built around a few simple but effective keys chops and the lovely solo work of Mark de Clive-Lowe, adding a dash of emotional P-funk to the groove. The B-side takes a jump into more electronic territory with both versions of “Tamarindus hollandicus”. The original evolves around a bell-like percussion loop and a roaring Moog bass, with synth, strings and piano loops exchanging their spot on center stage. Willie Burns gets all dark and trippy on his excursion into electro territory. Machinegun-like claps and haunting strings accompany the breakbeat-not-breakbeat and ruthless bassline to give the EP a thrilling finale. Heist Recordings LP
Detroit Swindle Huh What EP Dutch duo Detroit Swindle are set to release their hotly-anticipated debut album, Boxed Out, on Dirt Crew this March. This EP gives a taste of what's to come, offering three album tracks and a booming Laszlo Dancehall rework of the title track (think '90s Sound Factory-era NYC tribal stomp). There's naturally plenty to enjoy, from the retro-futurist garage keys and bumpin' grooves of "The Fat Rat", and the midtempo Balearic house sweetness of "Monkey Wrench" (think warm keys and swooshing electronics), to the hands-in-the-air, vests-off throb of "Huh, What!", the EP's most rush-inducing moment. Dirt Crew 12"
Detroit Swindle The Punch Drunk EP 2014 was a vintage year for Dutch duo Detroit Swindle, with a string of fine singles and the release of their admirable debut album, Boxed Out, on Dirt Crew Recordings. Here they return to their Heist Recordings imprint with a three-track assault based around what they describe as "studio jams". You can certainly sense a frisson of energy on opener "Allright (we'll be)", a 128 BPM deep house bumper built around choice loops from a familiar (but likely obscure) disco record. There's a little more undulating fluidity about the classic house pianos, funky bassline and darting electronics of "Pursuit", while "Heads Down" sees them turn off the lights and whack up the volume on a warehouse-friendly sprint through funk-fuelled, late night tech-house territory Heist Recordings 12"