Swing Republic

Swing Republic is electro swing project with old jazz and a positive vibe from Fito Bolai.

Their track “I’m Leiving” and remake of an old Bing Crosby tune “On The Downbeat” can be found on compilation “White Mink: Black Cotton 2” from Freshly Squeezed. On their soundcloud or some other destinations you can find another great tracks from Swing Republic such as “Lover Came Back” (Feat Nat King Cole), “Taint What You Do” (Feat Mildred Bailey), remixes of “Any Old Thing” from Tommy Dorsey and “Scrub Me Mama” from Will Bradley.

But my favorite track from Swing Republic is “Boogie Woogie Santa“, ideal song for upcoming Christmas season.

Swing Republic – Boogie Woogie Santa

Swing Republic – I’m Leaving

Swing Republic – On The Downbeat (feat Bing Crosby)

Further you can watch videos on “I’m Leaving”, “Taint What You Do”, “On The Downbeat” and “People Live” directed by Per Ebdrup.

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TAVO is the alter-ego of Colombian DJ and Producer Gustavo Sandoval and he has been on the music stage for over half of his life.

His career can be summed in three different stages. It picked up in 1996 when he was awarded a World Record Guinness title after spending 127.2’3” hours mixing non stop in a local Radio Station in Cali, Colombia, it was this what made him realize the potential on an International career and after touring all over Latin America he was offered a residence in the legendary nightclub Rock Café in Panama City.

From there and after a successful experience, he was offered a residence in Tokyo, where just after a few days and thanks to his amazing open format style, he became one of the must recognized figures of Roppongi’s club scene.

After this great experience and believing in the promising development of the Asian market, he relocated in China where he was offered one of the spots in the must important DJ Agency in Shanghai, he performed thanks to this deal, in over 40 cities of this vast country, one of them Lhasa, where he became the first Colombian (and foreign DJ) to play in Tibet.

The page has now turned with a brand new focus and a new adventure, TAVO is located in Romania and is focusing on the European market one that is listening to him due to his massive Electro Swing track “Hollywood (Black & Tan)” released by Bedroom Muzik a well know International Music Label that choose him as one of their flag producers.

“Hollywood” is a new electronic take of Cleo Brown’s “When Hollywood Goes Black & Tan”and comes with some awesome remixes by UK DJ Producer Enzo Siffredi and Denny K & Horatio from Romania, as well as Nuclear Remix from Tavo himself.

Recently he also released new compilation “Bedroom Sessions Vol 2” wtih two amazing sets “Peak Time” & “After Hours” mixing the best of Bedroom Muzik’s catalogue, including tracks by Dj Wady, Milton Channels, Blacktron, Alex Young, Alex Gomez, Ray MD, Jan Pich & others.

Also check out his mix “That Swing Sound for Dummies” for people starting on the Electro Swing movement, it has been called the must complete set in the genre, and don’t for get his other great mixes on SoundCloud.

Swing Zazou

Swing Zazou is Electro Swing dance band which collide vintage 30’s & 40’s big band and Gypsy Swing with live-mixed beats – a foot-stomping recipe of soaring hot-swingin’ licks, driving swing-scat vocals, and vintage harmonies that creates the fully-charged and irresistible sound of live Electro Swing. Expect to hear a kicking up-tempo live show with a full clarinet-led live band of trumpet, violin, helicon, guitar, double-bass, drums and live-mixed beats.

From the original Electro Swing tunes to covers of back-in-the day classics such as “It Ain’t Right“, “Don’t Fall Asleep” and “Diga Diga Doo“, Swing Zazou creates a modern Swing party to wear out the soles of your spats!

Swing Zazou emerged onto the UK festival scene in 2009 with their first public gigs at Lovebox Festival (London), the Glade Festival, and the London Electro Swing Club New Year’s Eve special. Since then they’ve played at the London Freakeasy, White Mink at the Brighton Festival, Arcadia, Carnage, Snakepit and Club DaDa at Glastonbury Festival, Arnold Circus Picnic 100, and Centre Camp and Small World at the Secret Garden Party.

They’re currently working on their debut album with a single due for release in December 2010. I found this amazing band on recent (19.11.2010) Rob Da BankElectro Swing Special” show at Radio 1 where they presented two new tracks “It Ain’t Right” and “Wideboy“. Check also other presented Electro Swing artists – The Movits, Correspondents and especially DJ Switch.

Swing Zazou – It Ain’t Right (Live on Radio 1)

Swing Zazou – Wide Boy (Live on Radio 1)

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