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Electro Swing Events in May

Greetings Electro Swing fans and welcome to this months event listing. This month is very special for us here at Swing Rebellion HQ as we are helping to organise our very own festival! Bank holiday Sunday 5th May sees us take over Digbeth in Birmingham to bring you the first one day festival of Electro Swing, Vintage sound and Gypsy madness! The line up is truly amazing and we guarantee this is something you will not want to miss. We only have a few advanced tickets left though, so don’t hang about if you are thinking of coming!

As well as this there are also a wealth of regular nights running across the UK, so hopefully you can make it along to at least one of them. If you know of any events that are missing please let us know and we’ll add them.

Friday 3rd May – The Friday Night Moonshine Club - Manchester

Saturday 4th May - Lancaster Speakeasy - Lancaster

Sunday 5th May – Swingamajig - Birmingham

Thursday 9th May - Cabaret Voltaire - Bournemouth

Friday 10th May - Cabaret Voltaire - Exeter

Friday 10th May - Swing Electrique - London

Saturday 11th May – Catgroove - Bristol

Friday 17th May – Electro Swing Club - Bristol

Saturday 18th May – Swingbox - Nottingham

Saturday 18th May – Beats and Swing - Portsmouth

Saturday 25th May – Madame Electrifies Discotech - Northampton

Once again we hope you find this listing useful. If you know of any events that are missing from the list please get in touch at swingrebellion@gmail.com so we can add them.

Posted by James (Jamko)

Electro Swing Events in March

Apologies for not keeping on top of the event listing so far this year, we’ve had a bit of a crazy schedule!  What with organising a festival, expanding our club nights, and opening a new business, the Swing Rebellion team have been keeping rather busy!  Fear not though, as we are back on the case to bring you the low-down on where you can get your monthly fix of Electro Swing across the UK :) You might want to take note that one of the hottest producers on the scene right now will be embarking on a little tour of the UK this month. Canada’s Defunk will be teaming up with the homegrown bad boys of Swing: Dutty Moonshine for the Retro Stomper Tour (RS Tour), so make sure you try and catch one of these shows!

Saturday 2nd March - Electric Empire - London

Saturday 2nd March - Madame Electrifie’s Discotech - Northampton

Thursday 7th March Speakeasy Leeds - Leeds

Thursday 7th March Shake Ya Bootleg - London (RS Tour)

Saturday 9th March The Wall Street Mash - Manchester

Tuesday 12th March - The Jitterbug - Loughborough

Wednesday 13th March - Cabaret Voltaire - Bournemouth (RS Tour)

Wednesday 13th March - The Jitterbug - Leicester

Thursday 14th March – Bass Jump - Bristol (RS Tour)

Friday 15th March - Hong Kong Ping Pong Club - Falmouth (RS Tour)

Friday 15th March - Alice - Newcastle

Friday 15th March - The Jitterbug - Nottingham

Saturday 16th March - Hot Club de Swing - Birmingham

Saturday 16th March - Lancaster Speakeasy - Lancaster

Saturday 16th March - Dutty Moonshine & Friends - Oxford (RS Tour)

Saturday 16th March - Beats & Swing - Portsmouth

Monday 18th March – Swung out Swag - Leeds (RS Tour)

Thursday 21st March – Sub89 - Reading (RS Tour)

Friday 22nd March – Secret Swing – London

Friday 22nd March – Dapper - Brighton (RS Tour)

Saturday 23rd March – Skafari - Aberystwyth (RS Tour)

Saturday 30th March – Catgroove - Bristol

Once again we hope you find this listing useful. If you know of any events that are missing from the list please get in touch at swingrebellion@gmail.com so we can add them.

Posted by James (Jamko)

An Interview with the Electric Swing Circus…

Check out this interview with The Electric Swing Circus from the Radio to Go Blog and read the whole article here: http://radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/everybody-wants-to-be-cat-electric.html?spref=fb

Electric Swing Circus: Big Fun, major YouTube numbers, sellout club nights, a full gig sheet, and now their first festival. All this in 18 months. How? 

ESC LiveTwo videos to announce their existence, which in a year have racked up well over 200,000 YouTube views between them; a string of Electro Swing club nights leading up to their first festival; and a snazzy website.Then there’s successfulcrowd-funding to build up funds towards their first album, a pretty unique musical proposition in their hometown, and on top of that, a whole big chunk of their appeal flowing from live showmanship, snappy good-time tunes, and not a little onstage showboating. It’s looking good.

Guitarist Tom Hyland brings a lot of the onstage razzmatazz; he looks the part. Lots of corkscrew hair, extravagant headwear, and plenty of effervescent stage moves. It works. Offstage, he’s just as effervescent, but affably grounded with it. And for all the fizz and affability, there’s sound strategic thinking behind the approach.
Read the full interview here - http://radiotogo.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/everybody-wants-to-be-cat-electric.html?spref=fb

Swingrebellion’s new Format

Hi fellow Swing enthusiasts,

We have updated the format of Swingrebellion slightly. First up: On our Home Page you will now find the most recent News articles (don’t worry, the Podcast area is staying where it is). Also, instead of having a “News” section we now have an “Articles” section. Here you will find longer News posts, Interviews, and Lifestyle tips.

We made these changes to make it easier for you to find your way around the website.
Of course, when we post a new article we will post an update on the News feed.

Head over to Articles to find out more.

Posted by Matt (Das Motz)

Tales from Freshly Squeezed Remix Competition winners

It may or may not have escaped your notice that the fine people at Freshly Squeezed recently ran a remix competition for Swing Republic’s new song “Crazy in Love”, itself a cover of r’n’b pop-strumpet Beyoncé’s hit. I, along with my comrades over at www.swingrebellion.com, have been lucky enough to be granted interviews with the five winners.

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JAMKO Exclusive Red Bull Coachella Mix!!!!!!

The people from Red Bull only went and approached electro-swing maestro Jamko to do a  mix for their Speakeasy at the one and only Coachella Festival 2012!!!!

And guess what? you can listen to it HERE

Hang on….. there’s more……

Once Jamko gets 400 facebook ‘likes’ on his page he’s gonna give you the mix for free!! There is no free Tupac hologram to go with this mix, but you don’t need one with tunes this  good.

Jamko on Facebook

☆☆☆TEASER ALERT☆☆☆

Here is a little prelude to an exciting something for ya!!!!!

Back with another set of eclectic swing tunes mashed up into an hour of pure swing mayhem, DJ Dodgy-Style will be providing an exclusive mix for Swing Rebellion, scratching, swinging and mashing his way through hip-hop, DnB, dubstep, glitch and ghetto sounds, expect left turns a plenty, sore feet and possibly a touch of whiplash from snapping your neck in time to some truly infectious beats.

Watch this space to hear the full mix, until then here’s a teaser mash-up he’s provided for free download…

2 Brand new EP’s for free download

I’m back again with more Electro Swing freebies for you all!  This time we’ve got 2 really great EP’s that have just been released.  The first is a collaborative EP from Kiwistar and Josh et le Chat with remixes from Lazlo, CJ Rusky, Makks D, and Voices and Scat Chouaine.  You can get your hands on the “Tennis Swing” EP for free by heading to the bandcamp page here.  Click on Buy Now and then set your price as 0 :)

 

 

If you’ve had a listen to the 2nd podcast already, you’ll have heard Lady Swing playing you some Ghetto Swing.  If this sub-genre tickles your fancy I strongly suggest you grab yourself a copy of the new EP “Swung Out Swag” by Defunk and Dads on Display.  Plenty of Ghetto Swing and Ghetto Funk goodness!  You can find that on the bandcamp page here.

 

Great stuff guys and we look forward to more in the future!

Posted by James (Jamko)