Tag Archives: DJ Rob Swift

Roc4Raida – DJ Rob Swift

Turntable legend Rob Swift talks about the new website which has been set-up to honour the memory of the late, great Grandmaster Roc Raida.

We Move By Instinct – DJ Rob Swift

Turntable legend Rob Swift proves that it’s “all about practice” with the help of a blindfold and doubles of Run-DMC’s classic “Sucker M.C.’s”.

On The Wheels Of Steel – DJ Rob Swift / DJ Jazzy Jay / DJ Tony Tone

Hip-Hop pioneers Jazzy Jay and Tony Tone deliver a heavyweight history lesson with Rob Swift in this essential lecture at The New School.

Turntable Talk – DJ Rob Swift

Legendary turntablist Rob Swift speaks with DJ Eclipse about his successful Kickstarter campaign for the forthcoming project “X-Files: Lost & Deleted”.

Mad Flava – DJ Rob Swift

Legendary turntable technician Rob Swift reminds the world how funky the science of beat-juggling can be with the help of some vintage practice footage, Craig Mack’s classic “Flava In Ya Ear” and a dose of valid advice.

Words From Rob Swift:

“I know we’re in an age were a lot of battle DJs are “Beat Juggling” Electronic and Techno music. And hey, if that’s the stuff you listen to, if that’s the stuff that moves you, if that’s the stuff you wanna “Beat Juggle”… be my guest. But Funk begets Funk and “Beat Juggling” is ALL about sounding Funky. So I strongly suggest you work with actual Funky music when you’re formulating a new pattern or routine. You know… somethin’ wit’ some FLAVA!

Many believe “Beat Juggling” as we know it today is stale, synthetic and flat lines after a few quick seconds. One reason for this is a lot of battle DJs are working with beats that are produced on a computer grid. Sequenced copy and paste style. There’s no soul in that! Factor in the unrecognizable songs competitors are using and you’re audience won’t be able to acknowledge what is your doing to the music. This leads to a disconnect between you and the people you’re supposed to be performing for.

If you wanna conceive your own Funky beat, tackle familiar songs with live Funky drummers or Funky samples. Done properly, Funky Beats equal Funky Beat Juggles.”

Heavy Rotation – DJ Rob Swift

NY turntable legend Rob Swift shares a few of his favourite tracks to kick-start a party with.

New Joint – DJ Nice / DJ Rob Swift

DJ Nice ft. DJ Rob Swift – “A Couple Brother To Rip Your Brain Apart” (Play That Records / 2014)

Taken from the French producer’s forthcoming EP “My Contribution Part 2”.

Table Talk – DJ Rob Swift / DJ Cash Money

Footage of NYC-based turntable titan Rob Swift interviewing Philly’s legendary Cash Money this week in order to introduce the ‘transformer’ technique to his class at the Scratch DJ Academy.

New Joint – KV Beats / Rashad / DJ Rob Swift

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KV Beats ft. Rashad & DJ Rob Swift – “You Know The Rules” (@IllAdrenaline / 2014)

The Ill Adrenaline Records camp continue to live up to their own high standards with this smooth head-nodder from Danish producer KV’s EP “The Breadwinner” featuring Torae, Pacewon and Chaundon.

In The Lab – DJ Rob Swift

Footage of legendary deejay Rob Swift getting busy working on a new track “The Masta”.

Me & My Mentor – DJ Rob Swift / Dr. Butcher

NYC deejay legend Rob Swift interviews his turntable teacher, original X-Men member and Kool G. Rap / MF Grimm producer Dr. Butcher.

New Joint – Vorheez / Tone / DJ Rob Swift / Roosta

Vorheez ft. Tone, DJ Rob Swift & Roosta – “Freaks & Weirdos” (Mystika Music / 2012)

Taken from the Problemaddicts member’s solo album “Say Anything”.

Roc On – DJ Rob Swift / Mista Sinista

Footage from the listening party for DJ Rob Swift’s Grandmaster Roc Raida tribute project “Roc For Raida” featuring fellow X-Men / X-ecutioners member Mista Sinista reminiscing about his brother-from-another-mother – RIP Raida!

Roc On – DJ Rob Swift / Large Professor

Footage of Large Professor performing with Rob Swift at the recent release party for the Grandmaster Roc Raida tribute project “Roc For Raida”.

Roc For Raida Mixtape Preview – DJ Rob Swift

On March 20th legendary NY turntablist Rob Swift will drop the “Roc For Raida” mix-CD dedicated to the memory of fellow X-ecutioner Grandmaster Roc Raida – the project includes unreleased tracks, battle routines and appearances from Mista Sinista, Precision and Total Eclipse – peep a six-minute snippet of the mix here.

Meet The Villain Album Sampler – Redline

New Jersey emcee Redline is dropping his new album “Meet The Villain: The Director’s Cut” on January 13th – preview a few tracks from the album featuring The X-ecutioners very own DJ Rob Swift here.

Table Talk – DJ Rob Swift / DJ Pogo / DJ Biznizz

DJRobSwift.Com talks to UK legends Pogo and Biznizz about the impact of technology on turntablism backstage at the recent World DMC Finals in London.

X-ecutioner Style – DJ Rob Swift

Footage of legendary turntablist Rob Swift’s recent NYC DMC showcase set.