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DJ Swamp

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Swamp began mastering his DJ skills more than 15 years ago. In 1996, his rookie year, he took the title of USA DMC CHAMPION. Being true to his nature in an arena that was predominantly influenced by a very hip hop-esque culture, Swamp stepped up to the decks looking like some kind of junky punk. He was well received by the audience despite his counter-culture appearance because he exhibited skills that defied perception and already possessed a stage presence that many of his contemporaries still lacked. The finale came when he closed his set by freakin’ Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke on the Water’ and then smashing his records.

Notorious for mischief, while he’s on the turntables his shows are highly anticipated by those who know that they can expect to see something spectacular.

A fan comments:
“DJ Swamp is unquestionably one of my favorite musicians. His talent is simply undeniable.
What I love is how each and every time he has put on a performance, whoever I brought with me that night became an instant fan. Literally, I’d compare it to the spreading of a disease no cure. It is always sensational to watch him.” (Thank you, Jack)

Although he’s a hip-hop/d&b artist, his demeanor and appearance are closer to that of a metal head. He has been referred to as “the Sid Vicious of the DJ’s”, and has been known to have violent on-stage fits more characteristic of a rock star than of a hip-hop turntablist. While it’s easy to compare him to rock/punk legends, in the world of DJ’s he stands alone.

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