Listen: SyncopY, Tokyo, 9/5/14
It’s impossible to sit still listening to this playlist. With just a couple of days to go until SyncopY‘s night of electro-swing, we caught up with organiser and DJ, Matt, to hear a little taster of the genre’s best. Check out the Spotify playlist, give it a follow, and have a read about Matt’s stand-out tracks below. We’ll see you on the floor.
Parov Stelar – Catgroove
One of the first electro-swing tracks that i was introduced to after a friend started an electro-swing night in Glasgow. The traditional sounds of swing music are combined with modern production techniques – in this case, house. Parov Stelar is one of the leaders of the electro-swing revolution, with so many tracks from the last decade.
Smokey Joe & The Kid – The Arrival
Not all electro-swing music takes its roots of production from house music. This track uses hip-hop rhythms to create a more laid back and soulful track. This track is fairly new to me, but quickly becoming a favourite. It shows that there’s no bounds to what can be achieved with the genre of electro-swing.
C2C – Happy
Although some wouldn’t consider this traditional electro-swing, C2C are a group of incredibly talented producers. They’ve won the DMC Team world DJ championships four times, using swing and jazz melodies mixed with a huge number of other genres. This track brings in so many genres, including gospel. With a video that is simply incredible, this is an original favourite.