Stream Swindle's new album
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Friday 14th June 2013 | jim
Swindle is one of the DJs and producers keeping grime alive. Grime may have seen its heyday back with Dizzee Rascal's 'Boy in da Corner' but it is still very much alive. South Londoner Swindle with release his second album, Long live the Jazz via Mala’s Deep Medi label next week.
The 13 track jazz-infused deep and heavy productions can be listened to below, via Mixmag, before then.
Swindle said that he has been influenced by Funkadelic's George Clinton and Roy Ayers.
This album blends these classic funk and jazz sounds, with his more usual UK underground music of grime and dubstep etc.
Along with all the instrumental bangers there are a few vocal tracks as well, with lyrical contributions from the likes of Nadia Suliman, Footsie, Terri Walker and Sam Frank.
Tonight Swindle headlines the launch of the album tonight along with a stellar line-up. Set across two rooms at the excellent Fire in Vauxhall Swindle performs his debut live set. Alongside him is drum and bass legend Roni Size whose ability to bring live musical elements to club music can be perfectly described in his classic 'Brown Paper Bag'.
Grime, UK Bass and UK Garage pioneers Sikie and Quest, Terror Danjah, Von D and Elijah and Skilliam, also make up the line up.
In room two Licked beats will be handling affairs and Jungle legend Uncle Dugs mans the boat to school the crowd in the roots of the UK genres being played in the other room.
Tickets are £14.00 from: