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K-SWING interview

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Think green and compliment her shoes. That and a recipe for a song are what we learned about K-Swing, along with a few other tasty morsels of information... like about this “This Is The Sound” her the debut production with Beber, out now on Marine Parade, with a remix by label head honcho Adam Freeland. He discovered this Jersey girl NYC DJ sensation through her impeccable mix tapes with her deliciously tasteful mixes of electro, house and deep breaks.

You might have guessed we wanted to know more...

DJfix: Your DJ name: What does it mean and how did you come up with it?

K-Swing: K is for Katie and Swing is a word to remind me of my dance roots.

When and where was the first time you heard electronic music?

My first rave in Philly. It was an amazing experience. The venue had moved to a joint half the intended size, and the cops had shut down the door. My friends and I noticed a van parked under a 2nd story window. We jumped on top of the van and a few boys hoisted us up through the window. It was a great start to my love for electronic music.

How did you learn how to DJ and produce?

I learned how to dj on my college roommate's tables. Those were my first mixing attempts. When she wasn't around, I snuck into her room and taught myself how to mix and match beats. As for producing, I'm still learning a lot about that. But, it worked a lot to my advantage having been a dj for so long prior to attempting production. I've learned about production and how to make a track just by all the dj'ing I've done and knowing what I like as a dj.

How would you describe the music you make to someone who's never heard you before?

Well, as I don't have a huge discography to go buy, I'd have to base it on "This is the Sound," and the works in progress. I think I'd describe my sound as 'Progressive Rock Beats.'

How about your single, "This Is The Sound" -- what's it sound like?

It's very organic. We used lots of guitars and live drums. It's got a very euphoric sound, but it has a lot of meat underneath to move the dance floor.

How did you make it?

1 cup flower, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 pinch of salt, and 2 whipped egg whites topped with ground cinnamon.

Do you have your own studio? If yes please describe in as much detail as you care to share!

I do have a mini studio at the moment, building it as I go. Right now It's mostly computer based with a few outboard keyboard modules and some VSTs.

What inspires you when you get in the studio to make a track?

It's different every time, and usually by something that doesn't have any real tie to music. One time my attention was grabbed by my kitchen faucet dripping. I must have listened and watched it for almost 10 minutes. Thinking about how I could somehow use that perfectly imperfect rhythm and resonance.

Are you from New York originally?

I'm a Jersey girl.

Do you still live there and if yes where in NY and why there?

Yes, I live in Jersey City. A stone's throw away from Manhattan.

Tell us something that most people don't know about you!

I have a slight touch of O.C.D..... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, ok start again 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

What would be one thing someone could do to impress you or get on your good side?

Compliment me on my shoes. I am a girl after all!

How did you get hooked up with Adam Freeland and get signed to his label?

I was introduced to Adam ages ago and we developed a friendship through the years. He is actually how I got hooked up with Beber. Adam recommended me as a studio partner.

How has that changed what you are doing in your career?

Well, it has changed my career tremendously. Obviously, working with Beber produced some great results and I'm honored to be part of the Marine Parade team.

What's up next for you?

I'm leaving in a few a days for England. I'll be a doing a bunch of gigs including Fabric with my label mates Freeland and Evil Nine. While I'm over there Beber and I will be working on our next single. I can't wait to get back in the studio with him. Working on "This Is The Sound" was a great experience and I'm really looking forward to doing it again.

Where can people find you online?

www.myspace.com/kswing
www.k-swing.com

Anything else you'd like to say?

Think Green!!!!

THANK YOU!

 

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