Here is a nice 30 minute mix by Romanian turntablist Dj Daniel Doicescu. This is episode 7 of a colaboration between Turntablism.ro & Urban Groove.
From the Archive.org Page:
A product resulted from the partnership between Turntablism.ro & Urban Groove Show (Greenchannel.ro). The name of the project - 30 minutes of Romanian Turntablism @ Urban Groove - Episode 7
'Roc For Raida' is Rob Swift's tribute to Roc Raida. The proceeds will be donated to Roc Raida's wife & 3 kids. The Album includes songs, routines & interview audio. Mista Sinista, Precision and Total Eclipse have tracks paying tribute to some of their favorite Roc Raida battle routines. Check the video preview below, you can order on DjRobSwift.com or get the digi copy on BandCamp.
Rob Swift's latest dvd, 'DJ Rob Swift: Live! The Documented Movement', is available now. It's Premiering tonight at the Queens World Film Festival. The DVD has interviews mixed in with 'The Architect' release show last year. The extras include Rob Swift & Breez Evahflowin at Fat Beats during their final days. Both the release show & the Fat Beats in-store are shows I wish I could have seen in person. For us in different parts of the country or world this is the next best thing. You can order now at www.djrobswift.com.
You can win an autographed copy of this dvd. How? Answer this question:
What is the name of Rob Swift's Last DVD?
Send you answer here., with Rob Swift in the subject line.
A random winner will be picked on March 14th.
About the DVD:
DJ Rob Swift: Live! The Documented Movement
On February 25, 2010 one hundred or so New Yorkers braved through blizzard conditions and gathered at Club Legion in Brooklyn, NY to celebrate the release of Rob Swift's 4th album THE ARCHITECT. As much as that night served as a prelude to his various tour dates throughout the globe, spreading the word of his latest LP, it was also a nostalgic reminder of Rob's humble past as a member of the X - men. "We used to pack small rooms, intimate venues... just like this... and we'd be excited!" Hence, welcome to DJ Rob Swift: Live! The Documented Movement.
Fat Beats Farewell Instore - Due to the drastic decline of record sales in recent years, Fat Beats Record Store (NYC) closed it's doors in September of 2010. DJ Rob Swift and Breez Evahflowin say good bye with a performance that will forever be etched in the minds of those who turned out to pay their respect to a New York City Hip Hop landmark.
As a follow up to 'The Architect' Rob Swift & Scion have put out 'Sketches of the Architect', a free 6 track EP. If you haven't checked Dope On Plastic, Rob Swift's monthly radio show on Scion Radio17. Check the video preview & links below to download the album & listen to Dope On Plastic.
In 2010, Rob Swift released his album “The Architect,” and for the follow-up “Sketches of The Architect” EP he revisited some of the uncompleted songs from those sessions. Both “The Architect” and “Sketches of The Architect” were inspired by Swift’s recent immersion into classical music. This new fascination influenced his complex, turntable and MPC-based music in unpredictable ways.
1. Rob Swift - Overture
2. Rob Swift - Principio Remix feat. Breez Evahflowin
3. Rob Swift - This Recording...
4. Rob Swift - Fabric of an Orchestra
5. Rob Swift - Boss of the Cross
6. Rob Swift - Ultimo Remix feat. Breez Evahflowin
This exclusive collection will be available for free download beginning September 2nd, 2010 at:
The Architect is Rob Swift's latest release, its out Feb 23rd. The Architect has a different sound than his other albums. This is more musical it a traditional / classical style than previous albums that had a definite hip hop style. Of the 18 tracks on the album only feature vocals by Breeze Evahflowin. Something I've been critical about in the past is too many MC's on scratch records. One of the lines that caught my ear, "what's up with the rapping and not the scratching, relax....". The album seems to be arranged in a way that you should listen to it from beginning to end to get the full effect. The music has depth, giving you something to digest as you listen to the album. The songs are all part of a bigger piece of music, rather than each song trying to hold you attention for a couple of minutes then let go. These days picking & choosing tracks off an album is too common, do that here and you'll come up short. Getting lost in anything in this short attention span, over connected, sensory overload world is rare. The album is available starting Tuesday, physical & digi. Do yourself a favor, if your buying digi, get the whole album. Video & Links Below.
DJ Rob Swift - "Rabia- 2nd Movement"
Here is an hour plus with Mista Sinista, mixing, scratching and an interview. Rob Swift interviews Mista Sinista, before & after the music.
Rob Swift's latest release The Architect will be available February 23rd. I've only heard one track from the album "Rabia- 2nd Movement" (see the video). According to the press release, the album is mostly instrumental, only two tracks have vocals. From my perspective this is a huge plus. Don't get me wrong, I love hip hop/rap, but for the love of god, keep the mc's to a minimum on the scratch records. I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of this album. Hopefully its one of many for scratch music in 2010.
Master turntablist Rob Swift has strived to expand the definition of Hip Hop since his first release in the mid-90’s. In an age where creating an iTunes play list is the sole prerequisite for being called a DJ, Swift’s boundary-pushing new release, The Architect, is a refreshing reminder that the 1’s and 2’s are an instrument in themselves. Using his newfound love of classical music as a point of inspiration, Swift’s latest work has as much in common with Mozart as it does with Grandmaster Flash. The innovative album has found a perfect home on fellow experimental musician Mike Patton’s label, Ipecac Recordngs (Melvins, Isis, Hella).
Swift first arose to prominence as a member of the turntablist collective the X-Men a.k.a. X-ecutioners, and soon became known across the globe for his beat juggling skills. He has since gone on to work with an incredibly varied array of artists including Herbie Hancock, Cypress Hill, Dan the Automator, and Blue Man Group. Swift has also appeared on Sesame Street, ESPN, and The Late Show With David Letterman, all while maintaining his underground credibility and sense of adventure
A quick glance at The Architect’s track listing reveals that Swift has created a conceptual piece of work. Though mostly instrumental, the album is not a “concept album” but rather a series of compositions deliberately sequenced to form a greater, unified whole. On “Principio,” the album’s lone MC, Breez Evahflowin, breaks it down when he spits “The way it’s layed down, don’t shuffle this LP / the truth is you’d miss something that’s healthy / something like progress, the artform elevated / the next level of turntablism and innovators.”
Though only two tracks contain vocals, The Architect is ripe with emotion and abstract narrative. Orchestral strings and organs mingle with fierce breakbeats and expert scratching. Swift’s exploration of manipulating pitch and tempo are executed and organized with the mindset of a virtuosic composer. The album not only adds to Swift’s illustrious legacy, but also adds news chapters in the history of the DJ and hip hop at large.
From Rob Swift's forthcoming album, The Architect.
Here we are, The DayMakers MixVol 5. At this rate we'll have hit Vol. 10 about the time I graduate from college, it could be a while. As usual the selections are a mixture of new and old, and all fresh. We start out with a new one from ProF (insideamind) look out for his new album this summer. Next up is GavinSense, Audio taken from a video of his. Then a little Kid Koala, Robo Shuffel, followed by Rob Swift's Dope on Plastic. What ever happened to ColdKutCombo? Next is a track from the ColdKut Member Mixtape freaturing Sirness & Sol Kontrol. Then moving on to the sci-scratch KingTragic & PrimeMinister handel that. Next a little ThoughtControl, did you check their free ep? I listen to every track that is uploaded to tablist.net, some suite me better than others, Dj Syruz dosen't dissapoint. Next is a track from the new self titled Vince Mack Mahon record. I assume you've checked the Community Scratch Podcasts, if not don't delay. Skizo (Bungalow Zen), provides what you need for Posers & Supposers. Next is a little trip down memory lane with Dj Realm, The Allies (Dj Craze), Shortee and Alien Army. I'm not sure where this next track comes from, Paul Pre featuring Soular, Nowadays. So if you know, tell me. Finally a little something from myself, its taken from the MindState Six Song Slump Buster, 2005 ish. Enjoy.
Find it on Itunes or the feed to subscribe: http://feeds2.feedburner.com/Tablistnet-DaymakersMix
A Life Force - ProF (InsideAMind) -
What About an Instrumental BeatCut - video GavinSense
Robo Shuffle - Kid Koala - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dope on Plastic - Rob Swift - Dope on Plastic 12"
GizTrap - Sol Kontrol & Sirness - ColdKutCombo.com Member Mixtape Vol.1
The Oxygen Destroyer - KingTragic - Sci-Fonics
Automatic Scratches at 40,000 - PrimeMinister - Unreleased
Try This - Celsius & Dissonance (ThoughtControl) - Unreleased
Step Into My Mind - Dj Syruz - Unreleased
My Bed is The Moon - Vince Mack Mahon - Vince Mack Mahon
Posers & Supposers - Skizo - Broken Dreams
Revenge of The Nerd - Dj Realm - Turntables by The Bay
Freedom of Speech - The Allies (Dj Craze) - D-Day
Sound Wars - Shortee - The Dreamer
Tales From The Dark Side Pt.2 - Alien Army
Nowadays - Paul Pre, Feat. Soular - ??
Maryanne & I - honna - Six Song Slump Buster
51:14 minutes (47.17 MB)
Hot damn, i finally got it together, it's the tablist.net podcast. The 'DayMakers Mix', it features tablist, dj's, producers and whatever else you want to call them. Basically its people that are making good music with records. It's not all 'scratch' music but it is all good music. There is a full play list & links below. If you like the music you should support the people making it.
61:31 minutes (56.32 MB)