Swindle Launches Long Live The Jazz


The buzz was out there already, but yesterday was the official launch of Swindle’s first longplayer Long Live The Jazz on Mala’s Deep Medi Records. Swindle’s album delves into the blurred sounds of grime, dubstep and bass music alongside his musical influences such as George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic and Roy Ayers.

[quote] This project has consumed my whole life over the last year and half and I’m over the moon to finally be able to share it![/quote]

Long Live The Jazz contains purple synths, colourful vocoder work (like Joker and Redinho) and growling basslines with collaborations from Nadia Suliman & Footsie, The Milk, Terri Walker and Sam Frank.

After having played an extensive tour in Europe, South Africa and the USA, Swindle returned to his hometown London to launch Long Live The Jazz with his own live show. Rinse FM sat down with the man himself and talked about the meaning of the album and the set-up of his live band.