An Exclusive Interview With DJ Swindali

DJ Swindali has fast established himself as one of the hottest names on the touring circuit.With new artists appearing every day, it takes nothing short of raw talent to stand out.

Born in England he drew on the country’s rich heritage in dance music and began his rise to success sharing the stage with international DJs including, Chase and Status, Fatboy Slim, Goldie, High Contrast and more. In a natural evolution, he began producing music and was awarded a First Class Honors Degree in Music, was featured on BBC Radio 1 emerging talents and also set up his own record label to be distributed by Sony.

Inspired by the scene in Asia he relocated there five years ago. In this short space of time he has quickly made a name for himself, holding residencies at world famous nightclubs including his current residency at two of the top clubs in Bangkok, Route 66 and Insanity. Major labels have taken notice of his music productions. Live Nation recently signed his collaboration with Ozmo on the hit song “Still Here”, and “Overdose” with the famous singer Donyale Rene. Multiple times he has hit the Beatport Top 100 charts, has generated over 100,000 plays on SoundCloud and was rewarded three top ten’s plus a number one mix on Mixcloud. All whilst growing a worldwide fanbase with over six thousand fans on Facebook, over fifteen thousand on Instagram and more counting.

Demand for DJ Swindali has seen him headline multiple music festivals, perform live on Fashion TV and conquer several famous venues, including Illuzion in Thailand, Sir Teen in Beijing, and several noteworthy appearances throughout the rest of the world. Including Shanghai, Malaysia, Taipei, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Oman, Myanmar, Japan, Vietnam and more to come.

Expect a high energy show tailored to your target audience, covering multiple genres, featuring originals, remixes, mashups and crowd hype to ensure a magnificent performance.

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Q1: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?

Ans: Exciting, Energetic, Emotional, Engaging, Eclectic

Q2: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?

Ans: Become better. Make friends. Believe in yourself, stay positive.

Q3: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?

ANS: I listen to so many styles of music. Sometimes the melody from a song might inspire me and I try it in another genre. Or maybe its the instruments they used and try to incorporate that to my style.

Q4:  Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?

Ans: I love old soul music, stuff with emotion, lyrics and natural talent. A lot of music nowadays is overly processed and its easy for anyone to make or fake. Years ago talent was a requirement.

Q5:  Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?

Ans: Playing festivals is the most fun, you get a lot of engagement with the fans.

Q6:  Do you get nervous before a performance?

Ans: If it is a big performance usually yes.

Q7:  What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?

Ans: Be well prepared and you won’t have anything to worry about. If you feel overcome by nerves then realise that nervousness is just trapped energy. Move your body around, jump and shake the nerves out.

Q8:  How often and for how long do you practice?

Ans: Everyday at least one hour. Finding new music, trying mixes and making edits and mash ups.

Q9:Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?

Ans: I have a festival in Myanmar coming up this weekend. A tour of Taiwan next month. Then also Indonesia and Singapore. Other than that you can catch me at my Bangkok residencies at Route 66 Club and Insanity Club.

Q10:Do you have any advice for anyone?

Ans : Learn and improve everyday. Study what others do, stay unto date. Work on your brand, don’t take any bad treatment and hustle hard.


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