A culmination of the early Swayzak years , SIA is finally re-issued as it should be. Ten years on it is deemed as a classic by many for its deep and melancholic house tendencies – it is also inspired by darker detroit / berlin techno edge, with a hint of dub reggae and ambient padisms thrown in.
SIA came out of the melting pot which was 1990s london . The Swayzak roots began in 1994, but did not start its true journey until the release of bueno/ fukumachi E.P in 1997 ,when Laurent Garnier left a message on our answering machine. In his sophisticated french tones he said “beautiful and moody”, we were ecstatic – when a Distributor chased us down the street wanting copies, and the top london techno store sold out in days, we knew we were onto something. Yet if it wasn’t for a friend pushing us we would probably never have got released! it was self funded and well worth it . . .
Recorded in various bedrooms around london, mainly around the Ladbroke Grove area, the tracks were made over weekends – whilst others partied we stayed in, drank beer & tea, smoked pot reefer and experimented with our sound! When time would allow we would stick our heads in a Jah Observer Soundsystem, to get some vibes. We used a 2MB Akai Sampler, Atari Computer, a cheap drum machine and a couple of analog synths .
The creation of this LP was a truly minimal experiment and each mix was hand crafted, culminating in hours of DAT recordings to sift through. Some of our tracks lasted 30 minutes (nowadays deemed genius, but then to quote a journalist “who has the time to listen to this ?” ) many were edited down manually. Now with the technology, time and money we have edited and remastered SIA , compiled from two versions that were originally released in UK and USA.
Thanks 2 SUSTAIN pr crew you can download
extended version of the album track bueno:
a megamix made by swayzak, of the entire album!
+++ Swayzak has contributed a remix of Louderbach’s “Shine” to be released on Minus Records in April.
+++ The boys announce a new monthly night at london’s T Bar, Serieculture.
+++ 240 Volts, Swayzak’s prototype label will be relaunch with a new compilation soon!
Also the entire catalogue will be available digitally soon.
+++ Swayzak’s James Taylor will release “Lugano Fell LP” on Baskaru Records
+++ The Japanese only release of Serieculture CD is out now!
+++ Snowboarding In Argentina will also be re-released also as Triple Color Vinyl Collectors Edition, as well as Digipak
+++ Swayzak visited Ableton in Berlin and recorded an instructional Video as to how Swayzak use Live. It is a MasterClass, as Swayzak have been using Ableton Live since the first version of the Software. Visit Swayzak.com soon for the result…
+++ The iPhone application Beatmaker by Intua will feature a Swayzak sample set, have fun…
Swayzak’s Brun gives us Ten:
stereociti – untitled – mojuba 011
0ffkey – ltd003 – offkey
co -lab – zanzibar – saved
levon vincent – early reflection – novel sound
kerri chandler – pong ( ben glock mix) – deeply rooted
pendle coven – exigen – modern love
gowentgone – point blank (svens blank cut )- vidlab
marco bernardi – mystery of nazerus – clone
the egyptian lover – keep it hot – 25th anniversary release
equalized – 002 – equalized
Swayzak’s James Taylor’s Ten:
1) NHK – NHk ep – Unununium 12″
2) Strotter Inst -Anna Anna – Implied sound 7″
3) Stephan Mathieu – The Key to the kingdom – Dekorder 10″
4) Strategy -Noise tape reggea – Entr’acte 7″
5) Philip Jeck – Suite – Touch LP
6) Chloe -The waiting room -Kill the DJ CD
7) Various – Sprigs of time – Honest Jons LP
8) Lugano Fell – Slice repair – Baskaru CD
9) Omar S – Blown Valvetrain – Sound Signature 12″
10 Various – Hosomaki Mix 2 – Mental Groove CD
11th april – industria – porto – brun dj
april 3 – mixx koffee – montpellier france (james solo live)
april 25 – le rachdingue – figueras spain (james solo live)
may 2 – ‘we are family’ festival – lattes france (james solo live)
may 9 – caberet aletoire – marseille france (swayzak live)
22nd may – udine , italy – swayzak live
23rd may – bologna , italy – swayzak live
25th may – detroit DEMF – TBC
30th may – bar americas ,guadalajara. mexico , swayzak live
5th june – mexico city – swayzak live TBC
25th june – T bar , london – swayzak present serieculture
27th june – rocker 33 , stuttgart – swayzak live
25th july -rockit , utrecht – live TBC
27th august – T bar , london – swayzak present serieculture
29th october – T bar , london – swayzak present serieculture
Swayzak Live on Vimeo.
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