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Swayzak

Since 1997, James “darkfarmer” Taylor and David “brun” Brown have been plying their trade as the influential underground electronic act SWAYZAK. In that time they have released 5 studio albums and 2 dj compilations which have awoken the world of electronic music to their signature sound. Starting with the deep dubbed out classic “Snowboarding in Argentina” via the legendary “Fabric 11” cd to singles like “State of Grace”, “Make up your Mind” and “In the Car Crash” and the more experimental works of the “Clicks and Cuts”, not forgeting the acclaimed works on M_nus with Detroit’s Theorem and the all out electro pop assault of 2002’s “Dirty Dancing”. Swayzak somehow still manage to be dark, twisted and unmistakable.

They have surfed the genres of minimal (when it was called “we have no money for gear”), deep house, dub techno, electro pop, glitch house and click pop yet they are all one thing – THIS IS THE SWAYZAK SOUND !

One of the few electronic bands who play truly live, their sets are never rehearsed or even pre-recorded. Swayzak shows can be chaotic but there is beauty and humanity in the chaos – something amiss from todays linear synced crowd. Their live set is as live as can be as two men with laptops , mixer and outboard effects mix in the spirit of dub . Neither know what the other is planning next ! 100% improvisation as a duo or with extra live band members (vocals Richard Davis , drums Francesco Brini).