Jamko’s Rebel Roundup #3


Happy new year Rebels, and welcome to the first Rebel Roundup of 2013!  I hope you’ll forgive me with this one being slightly overdue as I was intending to put this out before Christmas.  Unfortunately due to a slight technical issue (me being far too keen to get home for the holidays), I left the half written roundup on my work computer, forgetting to take a copy with me.  Even though it’s slightly out of date I’m hoping there are some new tracks in here for everyone that you won’t have discovered yet :)


So we’ll get this one started with S Strong who seems to be becoming a bit of a regular in the Rebel Roundup, and if he’s going to keep putting together tunes like these I think he’ll be back again!  The Greek DJ and producer with “Swing breaks and wobbly grooves for the dubheads” offers up this little freebie entitled The Rover.

S Strong on Facebook


Swing Republic has been on the Electro Swing scene since the very beginning, releasing a wealth of greatly received tracks through Freshly Squeezed.  Their newest album ‘Midnight Calling’ is no exception and producer Per Ebdrup and vocalist Karina Kappel have done an excellent job.  This is the video for ‘High Hats’ which I hope you will enjoy.  Midnight Calling is available to purchase now via Beatport.

Swing Republic on Facebook


There is very little information available as to who The Swing Bot actually are, other than they are from Nimes, France.  This is a remix of The Crystal Spring Ramblers – Fort Worth Stomp and is available for free download via their Soundcloud page.  Don’t forget to thanks them and favourite.

The Swing Bot on Facebook


I don’t think I’ve seen anyone who can produce tracks as fast as Skeewiff or to such high quality.  It seems rare that I will log into Soundcloud and not find an excellent new track from the London based duo.  This track is part 1 of a series of EP’s from Bart and Baker which remix some of their classic tracks.  Available to purchase now through iTunes, Beatport, Deezer and Music Me.

Sweewiff on Facebook


Sammy Senior is a New Zealand born DJ and producer currently residing in Chamonix, France.  Specialising in the Ghetto Funk genre he also likes to try his hand at the odd Swing track here and there.  This one dropped today, so it’s hot off the press.  “Gonna Get High” is available for free download so grab a copy now and remember to thank Sammy while you’re at it.

Sammy Senior on Facebook


This is a 4 track EP produced by Germany’s DJ Caspar in 2011, but now available to download for free.  Caspar is the resident DJ for long running party ‘It’s a Swing Thing’ in Munich.

DJ Caspar on Facebook


This is the latest release from Canadian bass monster Defunk on High Chai Recordings.  Defunk has been working extremely hard, releasing the vast majority of his tracks via his Bandcamp page where you can name your price.  Retro Baby is his newest offering, available to purchase now through Beatport where you can use the code JANXMG to get 20% off!

Defunk on Facebook


Taking things in a slightly different direction but staying with our friend from Alberta, we are going a bit bluesy.  I’m not planning on making a habit of including the same artist twice in one Roundup but when Defunk is putting out tracks of this calibre I think it would be rude not to! Banjo Blues is available to download via Juno as part of the Resoul Records – Fully Loaded Vol. 3 release.

Defunk on Facebook


So if you follow me on my Facebook page you’d have seen that I may have let this one out of the bag a bit early…  Hope you’ll forgive me as this was too good not to share straight away.  Keeping things bluesy, download yourself a copy of this Glitch Blues track from Germany’s Minoru via the alternative download link.

Minoru on Facebook


The final track is a collaboration between Bournemouth’s Pugzilla and Southampton’s Envious Mind.  This track is available to buy now as part of Scoured Cream: Vol. 01 which is the debut release from brand new label Scour Records, the brain child of the infamous Spinforth who is part of the Ghetto Funk site.

Pugzilla on Facebook

Envious Mind on Facebook


So we’ve reached the end of another Rebel Roundup.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this selection of tracks.  Please remember to comment on and favourite any of them to show your support to the artist.  As always please send me anything you feel deserves a mention in the next article to jamkosrebelroundup@gmail.com and I’ll try and include it.

Posted by James (Jamko)

New German Nights Section

We’ve added a Germany section to our events page. There you can now find links and details about Electro Swing events happening in Germany.

If you would like a party to be featured on the page or would like some changes to be made, don’t hesistate to message us at info(at)swingrebellion.com or on Facebook

You can find all events listings Here

Posted by Matt (Das Motz)

Happy New Year

Happy New Year from all of us at the Swing Rebellion team!

We wanted to thank you all for all the great comments and feedback we’ve received so far about the website. We are looking forward to 2013 and sharing lots more great content with you. Don’t forget this is a community driven website, so please invite your friends and help it grow :)

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Ragtime Records

RAGTIME2Ladies and Gentlemen, it is now official! We have a brand new Electro Swing Record label, based right here in the Midlands, UK – Ragtime Records! Set up by Richard Shawcross (better known as the C@ in the H@) and Tom Hyland (of the Electric Swing Circus), Ragtime records is all about the new generation of Electro Swing.

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Electro Swing Events in December

Having survived the recent floods here in the UK, we now find ourselves in the icy grip of winter! Fear not though, as we’ve got the low down on the best Electro Swing events happening across the country to keep you out of the cold during this festive period. Make sure you see out the year in style by getting yourself along to one of them!

Saturday 1st December – Electric Empire – London

Saturday 1st December – Swingbox – Nottingham

Thursday 6th December – Cabaret Voltaire – Bournemouth

Friday 7th December – White Mink – Brighton

Saturday 8th December – Beats & Swing – Portsmouth

Saturday 8th December – Mischief – Brighton

Friday 14th December – The Jitterbug – Nottingham

Saturday 15th December – Hot Club de Swing – Birmingham

Saturday 15th December – Electro Swing Club – London

Friday 21st December – Cabaret Voltaire – Exeter

Monday 31st December – Lancaster Speakeasy – Lancaster

Monday 31st December – White Mink – London

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)

We are back

Ladies and Gentleswingers,

Swing Rebellion has been fixed and is now shining with an updated format. All content has been merged over and there are no more viruses lingering about. If you want to leave us some feedback, there is a feedback box at the right of every page. you can use this to contact us, to ask questions or alert us to problems.

We are super excited to be updating this blog with awesome new content!


the Swing Rebellion Team

Posted by Matt (Das Motz)

Jamko’s Rebel Roundup #2

Hello Swing Rebels and welcome back to Jamko’s Rebel Roundup! It’s been another exciting month for the Electro Swing community, with plenty of fresh and interesting tracks coming out, so I’ve got some tasty little treats to share with you that I hope you’re going to enjoy! Please remember to show your support for the artists by favouriting and commenting on their tracks. Trust me it really makes a big difference!


So I’m going to kick things off this month with a chap who shouldn’t be a stranger to any of you. Hailing from deepest darkest Surrey, Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer has been on a personal crusade to re-acquaint the world with the sounds of hip-hop by way of the Queen’s English. Armed with his trusty banjolele, his live recitals have earned him a loyal fan base with people flocking to hear the chap-hop phenomenon. Check out the video for his new track ‘Just like a Chap’ which features a couple of guest appearances. Can you spot them? Free download available on this one in the video description!

Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer on Facebook

Now I’ll admit I’d never heard of this duo until I received an email from one of the members offering this track up for the Rebel Roundup! Tumult are a pair of Danish producers: Jakob Sejer-Nielsen and Per Ebdrups. Those names might not mean very much to you out of context, but if I tell you that Per is the man behind the very successful Swing Republic, then you get an idea of the quality of music you can expect to hear. The track itself is fairly old, but has recently been made available for free download, so why not go and grab yourself a copy!


Max Pashm is one of the people behind the Electro Swing Club phenomenon that has seen ESC club nights spring up all over the world. He’s someone I’ve talked to online for a very long time and I finally got to meet earlier this year at Boomtown Fair after he very kindly invited us to come and perform as The Killer Dillers. Here is his new EP, Kikilaki featuring remixes from Shok’s Red Light District, and Typoboy & Alan de Lanière.

Max Pashm on Facebook


This is the second track produced by British group Little Violet. For having profiles on all the social networking platforms they still manage to actually provide no information as to who they are, so I’m afraid this is going to be very short. I do know however, that this is going to be the b-side to their track “Don’t Stop”, which will be available shortly on Cuckoo Records. Great video for this one!

Little Violet on Facebook


The After Hours Quintet hailing from Leeds are a fairly new addition to the growing roster of live Electro Swing acts here in the UK. Formed in April 2012, they combine sax, clarinet, fret-less bass, trumpet, jazz guitar and a turntablist. These guys are going to be one to keep an eye on. Free download on this one entitled ‘You’ll Miss me Honey’.


Clem is a Swiss Deep House and Tech House producer and DJ who has been releasing tracks on various labels since 2010. Clem’s latest EP, Precognitive Man, is out now on Wired, featuring a remix by German powerhouse Shemian. This one is available to buy now on Beatport.

Clem on Facebook


Things seemed to go a bit quiet on eLDOKO’s Soundcloud page for about a year, but I’m glad to see he’s back producing again. Signed to What! What!, the London based producer and DJ aims to bridge the gap between all things Jazz, Swing, Tech and House. This little beauty is an edit of Your No Good by Ken Booth, available for free download on his Soundcloud page.

eLDOKO on Facebook


Chrispop is a producer and DJ from Paderborn, Germany who makes what he describes as “Freestyle wobble funk with skankin’ breaks”. Sounds like a great combination to me! This one samples The Mills Brothers – Digga Digga Doo. He’s going to be giving this one away for free shortly via the Freebreaksblog after they reach 2000 followers.

Chrispop on Facebook

The McMash Clan are a 3 man production and DJ team from London. Their latest EP Swing Break has just been released on Circus Records, the label set up by dubstep giants Flux Pavilion and Dr P. The first track of the EP, also entitled Swing Break, features vocals from Kate Mullins of the Puppini Sisters. This one has already been gaining plenty of support, notably radio play from BBC radio’s Mistajam! Available now for purchase on Beatport and Itunes.

The McMash Clan on Facebook


I’ve been following Odjbox for a couple of years now, and he was probably one of the first people I started following through Soundcloud. He’s given multiple tracks away for free, as well as 2 free EP’s which are available through his bandcamp page. He’s now also one of the resident DJ’s for London’s Electric Empire, so why not go and check him out if you’re in the area. This newest track is entitled Don’t Get Me Wrong ft. Lucinda Belle.

Odjbox on Facebook


This is a brand new one from the Dutty Moonshine boys, hot off the press! They’ve been touring all over the UK promoting their EP Rauchestra Volume 1 this last month, yet still found time to put this banger together. Free download on this, so go grab yourself a copy!

Dutty Moonshine on Facebook


So that brings us to the end of another Rebel Roundup. I hope you’ve enjoyed this month’s selection of tracks and remember to tune in next time for more of the same! Don’t forget that if you have something you think deserves a mention, drop me a message to jamkosrebelroundup@gmail.com and I’ll try and include it in the next article. Until next time Rebels!

Posted by James (Jamko)


Electro Swing Events in November

Wow, we can’t believe its been a month already! There were so many great events in October, we hope you managed to make it along to at least one of them! November is a very special month because as well as the brilliant regular events up and down the country, Caravan Palace are embarking on a little UK tour! This will be the first time the French group have toured over here so tickets are in high demand. To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the good stuff, read on for this month’s event listing.

Thursday 1st November – The Wall Street Mash – Manchester

Friday 2nd November – The Jitterbug – Nottingham

Friday 2nd November – Alice – Newcastle

Saturday 3rd November – Madame Electrifie’s Discotech – Northampton

Saturday 3rd November – Electric Empire – London

Saturday 3rd November – White Mink – London

Saturday 3rd November – Lancaster Speakeasy – Lancaster

Saturday 10th November – Hot Club de Swing – Birmingham

Thursday 15th November – Cabaret Voltaire – Bournemouth

Saturday 17th November – Cabaret Voltaire – Exeter

Saturday 17th November – Electro Swing Club – London

Monday 19th November – Speakeasy Leeds – Leeds

Wednesday 21st November – Caravan Palace – London

Thursday 22nd November – Caravan Palace – Brighton

Friday 23rd November – Caravan Palace – Bristol

Saturday 24th November – Caravan Palace – Norwich

Saturday 24th November – Liverpool Speakeasy – Liverpool

Saturday 24th November – Electro Swing Club – Southend-on-Sea

Monday 26th November – Caravan Palace – Bath

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)

Jamko’s Rebel Roundup #1

Hello Swing Rebels and welcome to Jamko’s Rebel Roundup! A brand new monthly feature bringing you a selection of tracks I have come across in the last month that I am particularly enjoying and feel should not be missed. Some of these are available as free downloads, others are official releases which are available to purchase, and finally some are forthcoming releases or are waiting to be signed. I hope you enjoy the tracks I’ve chosen, and please remember to show your support to the artists by commenting on and favouriting any that you like. So without further ado let’s get things started!

Kicking things off is a track that has been gaining plenty of support since its release, and rightly so. This is an excellent remix of Peggy Lee’s ‘Fever’ from Belgian duo Stavroz. Fusing elements of gypsy, jazz and swing with electronic elements they pride themselves on bringing some variation to the game. No 8-bar loops on repeat here! I’m looking forward to seeing what else these two come up with in the future. Free download from the Soundcloud player.

Stavroz on Facebook


It’s always nice to find a new version of a track that has already had a number of remixes. Canada’s MuthaFunkers do a great job on the Ella Fitzgerald classic When I Get Low I Get High. Keep your eyes peeled for a Ghetto Hop remix which is forthcoming. Free download available so remember to thank the guys for this if you like it.


Next up is some more of that wobbly goodness we’ve come to expect from Birmingham’s talented DJ and producer C@ in the H@. He has been on the music scene under various aliases for a number of years now, turning his hand to Electro Swing at the end of last year. This is the third track from his forthcoming Gangster EP.

C@ in the H@ on Facebook


This album has been on the cards for a long time now for Italy’s Swingrowers. I had the pleasure of having the duo play at my own night The Jitterbug back in November last year and they were fantastic. This is the album mini-mix from their debut album “Pronounced Swing Grow’ers”, available for purchase from all good online retailers. Congratulations on the release guys!

Swingrowers on Facebook


This cheeky little Swing-hop mashup from Waggles uses free tracks from Dedy Dredd and Three Loco. Free download on this one, so grab yourselves a copy and remember to leave a comment to thank them while you’re at it.

Waggles on Facebook


I’m afraid I don’t have any information about this guy other than his name is Minoru and he’s from Saarbrücken, Germany. Great Glitch hop track though regardless and it’s free, so go grab a copy!

Minoru on Facebook


Now I’m expecting most of you have heard this one already as it’s been doing the rounds, but in case you haven’t here’s a little number from the 10-piece Pyro Circus Rave Massive that is Slamboree. I got the chance to see these guys play live in the Bassline Circus tent at Boomtown Fair this year and they are simply an audio and visual feast that has to be seen. Free download on this, so once again please show your support.

Slamboree on Facebook


This next one is an original piece of work from Mr. DonJohnston and is 100% sample free. It features vocals from Leo Wood, guitar from Tom Hyland of The Electric Swing Circus, and horns from Paul Cakebread. As a genre that typically relies heavily on sampling classic swing and jazz tracks, could this be the future for Electro Swing?

DonJohnston on Facebook


So I’m including the video for this one because a) I think it’s awesome, and b) I can only find short tasters for the track everywhere else. St. James Ballroom is taken from the album of the same name but appears to be only available in Germany? If anyone finds otherwise please let me know. The group have an upcoming tour in Germany to promote the album launch, and I’m hoping they make their way over to the UK very soon.

Alice Francis on Facebook


This final one isn’t actually Electro Swing, and I would probably call it Glitch Blues, but to be honest is anyone going to mind when it’s this good? Free download on this one courtesy of New Zealand’s K+Lab from his Facebook page.

K+Lab on Facebook


Ok Rebels, that’s it for this month, but fear not as there will be more tunes coming soon. Please get involved by sending me anything you think deserves a mention next time to jamkosrebelroundup@gmail.com.

Posted by James (Jamko)

Electro Swing Events in October

Electro Swing was out in full force this summer on the festival circuit, with major headline acts and micro-stages appearing at many of the UK’s major events. If you managed to catch any of it and have been bitten by the bug, you may now be wondering where you can get your next fix. With promoters gearing up for the autumn season, we’ve got the lowdown on where the best nights are throughout October.

Friday 5th October – The Jitterbug – Nottingham

Friday 5th October – White Mink – Brighton

Saturday 6th October – Electric Empire – London

Saturday 6th October – White Mink – London

Thursday 11th October – Cabaret Voltaire – Bournemouth

Saturday 13th October — Hot Club de Swing – Birmingham

Saturday 13th October – Speakeasy Liverpool – Liverpool

Monday 15th October – Speakeasy Leeds – Leeds

Friday 19th October – Beats & Swing – Portsmouth

Saturday 20th October – Electro Swing Club – London

Saturday 27th October – Vegas – Edinburgh

This will become a regular feature from now on, so if you have an upcoming event you’d like listing please get in touch at swingrebellion@gmail.com. We hope you find this listing useful and be sure to check back to find out what’s happening in the future.

Posted by James (Jamko)