Mampi Swift is back again with the first release on his brand new label Mampi Swift Recordings. Rumours of his forthcoming LP, “History”, have been causing a stir for a while now and the single “Gangster” had the full support of DJ’s like Friction, Hype and more
“Soldiers” and “Silence” give a little bit more insight into the forthcoming LP and a welcome return from the veteran that is Mampi Swift.
Mampi Swift Bio
The very definition of a legend, Mampi Swift has been involved in the drum & bass scene since the early 90’s. It was in 1990 that Swift started DJing and found himself behind the counter of Lucky Spin records. With access to the studio next door and an in-house engineer, Swift jumped at the valuable opportunity to start learning how to produce. Releases soon started filtering out with labels like Suburban Base, True Playaz, Trouble On Vinyl & Frontline all taking tracks.
1997 saw the launch of Charge Recordings, and a slur of releases that saw him rise meteorically to the top of the DnB tree. With the release of ‘The One’, Swift became a household name and he showed no signs of slowing up, following that up with the likes of ‘Hi Tek’, ‘Touch Of J’, ‘Jaws’ and ‘Trippin’. The label went from strength to strength and has since seen releases from Fresh, Friction, Blame, Sigma, Gridlok and more.
In the DJ booth, Mampi is a force to be reckoned with and it’s arguably where he feels most at home. A pioneer of the double drop style of DJing alongside Andy C, his unmistakeable presence behind the decks has formed the back bone of many a line up from the UK to the States and everywhere in between. A true originator he has influenced and shaped the scene like few others.
Moving into 2012, after a short break Mampi Swift & Charge Recordings are back. His brand new album entitled ‘The History’ is already receiving huge DJ support from the likes of Andy C, Friction, The Prototypes & Sigma, and of course not forgetting Bailey who premiered ‘Gangster’ from the LP on his 1Xtra show recently. There’s no doubt that with a killer LP and some huge remixes of the Charge back catalogue that Swift is ready to turn DnB on its head once again.
Leave a Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.