Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Legendary Turntablist DJ Rob Swift Returns for a Special Showcase

Rob Swift graced the DMC stage Saturday night, with a musical display of turntable artistry. Similar to his latest trailblazing album, The Architect, Swift showcased his new innovative approach to Turntablism by effortlessly scratching over a Classical composition by none other than Mozart.

You can see a portion of Rob Swift's performance at his newly renovated website or on his brand new youtube channel at Rob Swift's channel also features never seen before footage of the X-Ecutioners, including Roc Raida and Mista Sinista.

Having got his start as a DJ at age 12 from watching his father DJ meringue parties and older brother showing him the ropes, Robert Aguilar AKA Rob Swift pursued his love for music and joined the groundbreaking turntablist crew the X-Men aka X-ecutioners (Roc Raida, Total Eclipse, and Mista Sinista) in 1991.

Within a year of joining the X, he won the coveted DMC East Coast title, becoming world renowned as a master beat juggler. In 2001, Rob Swift was featured in the DJ documentary SCRATCH (Palm Pictures). He has appeared on ESPN, The Late Show with David Letterman, and even Sesame Street.

In 2008, Rob was the first Hip Hop DJ invited to perform at the Savannah, Georgia Jazz Festival. He has collaborated with artists from many genres including Blue Man Group, Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Dan The Automator, Fat Joe, Cypress Hill and many others.

Whether working solo, in a group setting as part of Ill Insanity (featuring former X-Men Total Eclipse and Precision) or collaborating with other like-minded artists, Rob Swift is always in perpetual motion, pushing the boundaries of what he does and connecting with audiences by all means necessary.

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