IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – DJ SWIFT – PHILADELPHIA’S HOTTEST STAR

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IAA:  What is your music background?

 

DJ SWIFT:  My musical background starts back when I started playing the drums at about nine- years old.  Having an ear for music I taught myself how to play and became really good.  My passion for playing the drums later developed into beat making.  I started making beats and it quickly became something I enjoyed to do.  Once I began making beats I began to start searching for artists to record on my tracks.  The search for artists soon lead to producing and engineering for artists.  I found artists that I thought could rap or sing over my beats, and knowing how I wanted it to sound I began to record them.  That later developed into my obsession for mixing, recording, and artist development.  Being constantly surrounded by music, and artists, instrumentals, and more also lead to me becoming a DJ.  I love the way music makes people feel and the way it makes people dance so on the side I began to DJ.  It was an outlet for me to play new music that I was recording and give artists chances to perform.  I began to use deejaying and recording as my way into the music world. 

 

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?  

 

DJ SWIFT:  My inspiration for music definitely came from my mother and her side of the family. My mother is a singer and she has a soprano tone.  Growing up, I often heard my mother and her three sisters singing together in church and family events.  My grandfather and my older cousins all could sing as well. One of the most influential people that gave me my passion to pursue music was my older brother.  He is a rapper and had such a unique sound and powerful message behind his music. I had already been into recording and other things growing up, but as I got older my focus shifted towards him.  He bought his first digital mixing board, microphone, and studio monitors, when I was about 15 years old.  He wanted to record but had no one to really do it. I read the manual for the mixing board, learned it, and began recording my brother.  From there I became obsessed with mixing songs, recording; I didn’t want to do anything else.  I went off to school I recorded people out of my dorm room, and later in my apartment on campus.  I had the best sound and equipment around.  My brother gave me the green light to really  pursue music. 

 

IAA:  What are your songs about?

DJ SWIFT:  I grew up listening to the oldies, the classics.  I listened to some of the originators of hip-hop, R&B, and soul.  All these songs had a message, it made you think, it made you move, it made you believe in something.  So the kind of music I like to create is the kind of music that has a lot of emotion, a lot of feeling, as well as positive messages.  I look for and enjoy working with artists that are individuals, unique, and lyrical.

 

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

 

DJ SWIFT:  When it comes to writing I like to define myself as a finisher or a hook slinger. When I work with artists I tend to come up with hooks and help finish unfinished bars.  I haven’t gotten into song writing too much yet. 

 

IAA:  Who are your musical influences? Who are you currently listening to?

 

DJ SWIFT:  My musical influences on the DJ side have to be DJ Jazzy Jeff.  My rap influences are Tupac, Biggie, Jay-z and Nas.  As a DJ, I listen to all sorts of music on a regular basis.  If I have to say what music is currently on my iPod, it would be artists that I have worked with.  I also have the classic music from the artists I stated are my musical influences.

 

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people ?

 

DJ SWIFT:  The type of music I’m interested in producing or developing is a lyrical artist.  I want to work with someone who believes they have a voice, a message, and the desire to express it through music.  My instrumentals as well as the producers I work with all create music with a lot of feeling. They create the type of music that an artist can just unload on.  My musical niche as a producer, manager, DJ, or even engineer is to find songs that build up, music with melodies, with strings, and strong keys. 

 

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on

 

DJ SWIFT:  Current project I will be starting is producing and managing a young talent from London, she goes by the name of Hush B.  Her musical influences are Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey.  Her tone and style of singing matches those unique singers.  What drew me to her is her unique voice.I plan to begin to work with a band from the Philadelphia area that goes by the name The Burgeoning.  They are a young indie rock band.  ·        

 

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

 

DJ SWIFT:  Contact: 

 

www.bsbentertainmentllc.com

 

swiftbsb@gmail.com 

 

Facebook.com/bsbentertainment 

 

Twitter: Mrswift_bsb DJswift215

 

Instagram DJswiftbsb

 

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83 COMMENTS

  1. What it do Dj swift it starts with havin a ear 4 Music so thats whats up! Great interview! check me out on here IAA Spotlight IOWA’S- HOTTEST- STAR- RDS LIVE MUSIC…

  2. Hey DJ Swift! I want to give you a big shout out. This is a very nice article. After seeing some of your work, i know that you are a very talented DJ and sound engineer. Keep up the good work!!:)

  3. One of the Top DJ’s in this City of Hate, but everybody feel ya!! keep it going bruh make the Haterz Hate #DJSwift

  4. Nice! Glad to see people still believe in putting out good, quality music. There is definitely a large audience looking for that. Good luck with everything Swift!

  5. Hey hey DJ Swift! Stopping by to show some love. I already know your DJing is flawless and gets everybody moving. I’m looking forward to hearing some of your upcoming projects. Keep em coming!

  6. Yo Swift… big ups on your new endeavor… I know you’ll excel. Your passion for art and your ability to create & enhance are unmatched… DO IT!!!!

  7. DJ Swift on the one’s and two’s!!! Truly knows how to keep the crowd moving, having a great time hit after hit. So proud of you DJ Swift, I know for a fact you will continue to succeed in the industry.
    Xoxo,
    -Eve

  8. I went to one of DJ SWIFT parties and could not stay off the dance floor! I am not a dancer but his beats just make you to move…

  9. WHAT UP FAM!!BOSS FROSS DROPPIN THROUGH SHOWIN LOVE.WAS GOING THROUGH THE ARTICLE AND VIBED WITH YOUR INPUT.I USE TO DJ AND FEEL ALL THE EMOTIONS YOU EXPRESSED.GET AT ME IF YOU EVER WANNA COLLAB AND PUT A TRACK OUT THERE FOR A BOSS.IM DOWN TO REPP SOME PHILLY SOUND IN THE K..C.TOWN!!!

  10. Great bio son, all throughout your life, whatever you tried to do, you did it well. You were born gifted, as well as talented, and I am extremely proud of the man you are today. It does not surprise me your passion for the music industry, it’s in your blood. Son you got “it” so keep using it to the fullest. I m so looking forward to watching you reach all of your goals, because I believe in you!!!!

    Love Mommy

  11. Hey Dj Swift keep up the good work, playing that music that gets everyone on the dance floor. You definitely touch people through your music. Stay focus and ambitious!!!! Keep doing what you do!!! Wonderful article!!! 🙂 #DJSwift

  12. Proud of my twin! He got what it takes. Smh everybody already thinks he celebrity. Even celebrities lol !!! Trust me. Hottest DJ. More greatness to come.

  13. Sliding thru to show my bro dj swift some love keep the good work up one of the top DJs in producers up in coming in the game…. You up next playboy

  14. From reading this I see that you really are into what you do! I’m very much interested in listening to your music! Like I told you before I definitely can’t wait to hear Hush B !! Love that music is your passion! Keep shooting or the stars!!!

  15. Hottest up and coming DJ in the Philly area… #DJSWIFT!!! Let the good times come and big ups to you and your label…keep on pushing youngin! #staymotivated

  16. DJ Swift IS the peoples DJ! He can professionally DJ block parties, house parties, special events, weddings, bar mitzvahs, and the list goes on. DJ Swift/BSB entertainment works with a variety of artist to produce a variety of music, a statement of how much of a passion this is to him. Carry on.

  17. When mentioning DJ Swift you must understand “Talent” as a whole and not just a word. As a Client and friend I seen this man give and put on some outstanding shows with different varieties of music, for all Ages and Cultures. As he expands into a Super Entertainer I know for a fact it won’t be long before he’s a Major name in the Entertainment Business….

  18. You’re so talented and motivated, I’m proud of you. Keep working hard and always strive for success. I wish you the best, keep up the good work.

  19. Stopping to show much love to my brother. If anybody beside swift read this post u need 2 check him out. And know this! This is one VERY talented, well versed, musically inclined machine! He Always keep his crowds turned up believe dat. . CHECK em out on the 1s&2s anytime. TEAM BSB

  20. This is why I look up to you so much lol. You been working for the longest and you always moving and doing something. True definition of ambition and persistence and it shows. If anybody can make it it’s my big brother

  21. Congrats on the Access! From the first time I met you I thought you were Dope! As we grew to know each other, you’ve done nothing but give me great insight! Keep up with your accomplishments! I will always be your biggest fan!! Go Swift!!

    Kashana R.

  22. I see you doing your thang. Congrats on your success thus far. Keep up the good work, stay on your grind, and to much more success you.

  23. I’M SUPER PROUD OF YOU! ! THIS ARTICLE NOT ONLY SHOWS YOUR MUSIC INGENIOUS BUT YOUR LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE ART AS A WHOLE! YOU KNOW YOUR MY FAVORITE DJ! DON’T STOP. … THE SKY IS THE LIMIT! #WINNING

  24. Congrats cousin wish u the best in what u do and i might say u do a wonderful job u rock at my daughter sweet 16 i want to say thank u and im proud to say i have a cousin who is so talented love u dj swift

  25. DJ Swift you will turn a party inside out! With your wide range of music and mixing knowledge people will def continue to grab you up for their next big event. Your name will be in the line-up with the greatest DJs of all times. Keep doing ya thing fam bc I’m def picking up what you puttin’ down!

  26. Congratz on your success..fun times with you, you def know how to turn up 😉 hope to be entertained by you once again…keep doing what you doing you put alot of time an dedication into your work so because of that more great things will keep coming to you

  27. Hey hey !!!!!love the article. I wish you the best with everything ! Hope to see you in action soon . Remember to always keep your head up and you have ppl behind you rooting for you 24/7. Muahsz xoxo

  28. My Big cuz doing his thing Love him. More like my big brother I see you following the dream. He doing his thing on the music side I got the Acting side Look out world we about to take over the entertainment world Yal betta catch on or get lost we coming.

  29. Great seeing you at Hump Day Wednesday! You really had the crowd moving. You’ll definately me and the crew this Wednesday.

  30. Just dropping by to show some love ! This is a great article && I’m excited to see great things coming from you !

  31. Good article about a good dude! Great DJ parties be off the hook and he takes his craft serious! Keep grinding bruh!

  32. Yeah bro! Road to sucess the best dj/music engineerer i know, keep doing ya thing bro! First it start of getting interviewed then you giving the interviews, SWAG ON!!!

  33. I’m so proud of all your accomplishments Roland. So good to hear upkeep doing well and look like you’re going to be extraordinary with all your talents. Keep up the good work! Your life and future definitely going to shine. You deserve it buddy!

  34. Keep up the good work bro, been dj ing like no other since I could remember in college days. The school hasn’t been the same since you left, nobody can mix like that. Keep up the good work and doing your thing

  35. I’ve known you since college and you’ve made quite the human being out of yourself. Keep perfecting your craft in the entertainment business. Best is yet to come.

  36. Its always good to support a person with was positive movement and positive spirit about them. Keep working hard and doing your thing DJ SWIFT.

  37. Yo Swift, Whats good! I see everything is going good. Just stopped by to show some love. So keep doing what you do. Peace

  38. Great article about a great guy! #teamgreateriscoming proud of you and see nothing but the best for your future!

  39. Hey cuz, great article… Keep doing your thing! I pray the Lords blessings upon you always… Love u man!
    Big Cuz “E”

  40. Only great things can come when you do something you love and are passionate about. You’re no doubt contributing to the industry something its been missing, music that keeps people dancing and wanting more of what you create. Good article!!! Continued success Mr. Swift

  41. Glad to see you doing your thing. Looking forward to seeing what the future brings to you. Hope to get invited to one of your functions. Good Luck with everything!!!

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