Cyber Groove AM / Viper Recordings / Breakz R Boss Records / DnB Girls of Canada
Most deejay’s that embrace the art of mixing records may never put the time and effort to progress past their bedroom door. This isn’t the case with dj Sw@t, who has been hustling non-stop to ensure her spot in the electronic music hierarchy. Since 2005 Sw@t has been a driving force of new urban sounds with unprecedented enthusiasm. Skill and recognition comes with knowledge, and the curious mind of Sw@t is what drives her to make new connections with like-minded heads from across Canada, and abroad promoting herself and others while gaining more knowledge and respect from her electronic music peers.
Being directly involved with the classic d&b weekly Extra Strength Saturday’s it was the inception that would evolve as promoters and heads alike began to take note of the sounds of dj Sw@t. An evolution that would get her booked at numerous club nights and grimy all night events, locally and across the nation; so much so that she had enough of a following to make a new stamp on the scene with her own production camp. While not only representing her hometown and sound, it was clear that there needed to be better representation for the ladies making real moves in the national scene by starting the collective known as DNB Girls Of Canada and Women of Bass, to show the nation that this isn’t just a boys club.
Well rounded in the sounds of drum and bass, dubstep, electro, fidget, bassline and mashup it’s clear that Sw@t is turning heads from her guest appearances on Bassdrive’s rinse-out radio, podcasts for djvibe.com to her previous live radio show on KrisisDnB and Global Vortex Radio to her now live show on UStream.TV alongside DnB Girls of Canada, it really is hard not pay attention. With interviews for Kmag online, DJ Mag Canada, Dogs on Acid, Viking Says, Colourising.com, Ravescum.com and DJvibe.com she’s gaining well deserved hype and her onslaught of dj mixes, and charisma are to blame. Her mixing style is her own with banging bass-heavy anthems to liquid and soulful sounds, Sw@t is a true selector, she’s a crowd pleaser who hypes party-goers with choice tunes and dub plates, keeping her style eclectic and fresh.
Like ripping people bass-faces off with diverse and energetic track selections wasn’t enough, Sw@t expands her skills into the studio releasing a soulful dubstep jam “Base Case” in 2009 and her collaboration with notorious Inside Info on the d&b smasher “Awkward”, released 2010 on Viper recordings. With the release of awkward came the demand for more and set the release of Inside Inside’s Grow EP on Viper that featured the tune with SW@T "Bottled" in May 2012 alongside the talked about music video. With her vocal work she is also featured on a Tripwave Track release & remixed by Kyle Cross & Toronto is Broken on Breakz R Boss Records August 2012 with the elaborate music video to follow. Her latest feature with Biome’s “Whispers” set to release on his Osiris Album. It just goes to show that her ride doesn’t stop there while the demand for Sw@t to stay on top of her game becomes more and more evident.