Long Live The Jazz: Swindle at OAF this Thursday
In 2013, Swindle released his debut full-length album 'Long Live The Jazz' on Deep Medi, a 13-track journey through one of dance music's most creative minds that includes features from The Milk, Sam Frank, Terri Walker and Footsie. Exploring his unique style entirely at will, Long Live The Jazz not only announced the arrival of Swindle the artist but also Swindle the musician. Event curator and Producer Juzlo managed to catch up for a very interesting chat with the extremely busy Swindle ahead of Thursday’s show. Here is what went down.
Swinds what’s happening dingo!! How’s New Zealand been so far!?
Amazing! Northern bass festival was super-charged, I'm keen to chill on black sand beaches, snorkelling, sky diving and eating great food!
You been jazzing around the world lately mate! Any places/gigs that have stuck out to you!
Japan and South Africa are my two favourite spots ever!
You recently did a tour of U.S.A ending in the New Orleans must of been amazing! How was the gig in the New Orleans and America in general? Do tell!
Yea great, honestly can't wait to go back, America is so big travelling from state to state, it’s like visiting different countries, really amazing parties and people and the fast food is second to none haha!
Your Long live the jazz album dropped not too long ago! How was the whole process working with deep medi, and how are you finding the album is being received?
The album came together really naturally! I’ve been lucky enough to be able to tour around the world non-stop since this album came out! I love that people have a full length album from me to jam with but also love that everyday someone new picks it up! LONG LIVE THE JAZZ.
Oh yea Scoring Forrest Funk on GTA V is huge man! Erytime I'm running someone down or doing a drive by and your song comes on I got to stop for a temp skank out! How did that all get teed up?
Honestly we just got the request in one day. I had no idea just how popular that game is, have to send a massive shout to Gilles Peterson for putting me on, I still haven’t played the game yet, wouldn't mind giving it a go!
Man, I was watching Ignition feat Footsie & Nadia for the bazzilionth time and have only just realized how good Nadia Sulimen is! (We’re not referring to the Octo-mum as Google will have you believe)
She's amazing, one of my favourite artists to vibe with, we've been back in the studio recently as it goes…
What other artists are you feeling at the moment?
Bullet Proof & Duty Ranks, Royal T, Preditrah, Joss Ryan and a bunch of others too…Everyone rolling out the beats!
Any upcoming collabs or releases? What does the future hold!?
Always like to keep thing tight until the music is ready…
Man a Sydney show almost didn’t happen this time round! Last time was mental! The local crew are frothing… Now what’s in store for the heads? What can we expect!
I just wanna paaaaarrrrttttyyy ha, Sydney show in 2012 is one my best party memories, so much energy. I actually cannot fucking wait!
Expect a jazz soaked night of dubplate filled grime, dubstep, garage and uk funky. Support includes Sydney heavyweights MC Kye and Rapaport to keep you bubbling. This is Reload’s debut night at Oxford Art Factory so we’re asking that everyone gets along to support it so that we can continue to bring more artists out like this.
Tickets from $15 but get in quick