The AFT Team are back on the 17th April with a very special headliner.
As always it will be FREE ENTRY B4 9:30 or £3 after
MAMPI SWIFT (Charge Recordings)
STANZA (Hospital Records, AFT)
DESPICABLE YOUTH (AFT, Lockdown, Liquifyah)
TECHTURE (AFT Records) Echo Release party
JACKY P (Foundation)
CARASEL MC, AKESPEARE, TEXAS, KAYDAN & SIEGE
The very definition of a legend, Mampi Swift has been involved in the drum & bass scene since the early 90’s. It was in 1990 that Swift started DJing and found himself behind the counter of Lucky Spin records. With access to the studio next door and an in-house engineer, Swift jumped at the valuable opportunity to start learning how to produce. Releases soon started filtering out with labels like Suburban Base, True Playaz, Trouble On Vinyl & Frontline all taking tracks.
1997 saw the launch of Charge Recordings, and a slur of releases that saw him rise meteorically to the top of the DnB tree. With the release of ‘The One’, Swift became a household name and he showed no signs of slowing up, following that up with the likes of ‘Hi Tek’, ‘Touch Of J’, ‘Jaws’ and ‘Trippin’. The label went from strength to strength and has since seen releases from Fresh, Friction, Blame, Sigma, Gridlok and more.
In the DJ booth, Mampi is a force to be reckoned with and it’s arguably where he feels most at home. A pioneer of the double drop style of DJing alongside Andy C, his unmistakeable presence behind the decks has formed the back bone of many a line up from the UK to the States and everywhere in between. A true originator he has influenced and shaped the scene like few others.
After a couple of years out, Mampi Swift & Charge Recordings are back in the biggest way. The long awaited ‘History LP’ has been heavily supported by the likes of Andy C, MistaJam, Friction, Hype, Crissy Criss & Bailey. Tracks such as ‘Gangster’, ‘Soldiers’ & ‘The Silence’ have been destroying dance floors worldwide! Fast forward to Autumn 2013 and surely a career highlight for Swift as his monstrous remix of Dizzee Rascal’s ‘I Dont Need A Reason’ took his profile to another level. The track was featured heavily on both mainstream & underground radio and was critically acclaimed to be “The most disgusting slice of D&B in the last 5 years!” – Zane Lowe.