The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1


The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1: a blog around bands featured on the album.

When we started with “The Best of Electro Swing” in 2011, we had no idea what was about to happen. We were a bunch of young guys who just loved this fresh new sound that was about to take off in Germany. Soon after the release of our first compilation, the scene exploded and electro swing is now a fixed term for many people in Europe and around the world.

With this success, comes responsibility: The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 2 is going to be bigger and better than ever. We want to make sure that you will get only the best music on this album and therefore we decided to start a blog where we are going to present all bands who are going to be part of The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 2 before its release!

Stay tuned, there are some amazing artists coming your way!

The Electro Swing Era is just beginning and the first volume of The Best Of Electro Swing is out now!

The compilation has been put together by the Berlin based label Freshly Squeezed. It is their first release and a presentation at the same time.

Freshly Squeezed was founded in 2010 by Nick Hollywood, Nick Tyson and Mark Walker. Their main focus lies on contemporary dance music which incorporates vintage sounds from the 20s to the 50s into modern club sounds like House, Breaks and Dub.

All of their releases are available for free download from their website www.freshlysqueezedmusic.com where they also run a blog around bands featured on the album as well as other Electro Swing related news like events and parties. In 2011 they will be also distributing other labels releases of this kind of music via their Bandcamp site, starting with a new compilation called ‘For A Jiver’, which will be released on January 10th 2011.

Electro Swing is a genre made for dancing. All the songs on The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1 are danceable, and many of them are great for Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa…

But at least some of the bands featured on the album deserve a closer look, with detailed articles about their music and videos. Some of them have very interesting stories to tell about how they came about and where they are going.

The following article is not a review of the album, but it will hopefully give you a good introduction to each track. If you have not already done so, please check out the tracks on this page, and if you enjoy them as much as I do then download The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1 right now!

“The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1” was released yesterday on iTunes and Amazon. The album is a collection of tracks from various electro-swing artists, featured on my blog since its beginning in January 2010.

I decided to make this compilation as by now, I have quite a good overview of the scene and know how hard it can be to find your way into this great music as a beginner. For that reason, I picked some of my favorite songs for this album which should provide you with a good start and an overview of what’s out there.

Another reason why I wanted to release an album is to give something back to the artists: A lot of them are friends of mine or know me personally or at least know about my blog which is one of the most popular ones in this genre. Through the blog, they have gained new fans and listeners and I’m glad I could help them with that!

Unfortunately, it turned out that the album had to be released without the track “Tommy Rocket – Wanna Go Back” due to licensing problems. There are two versions on the market: The one by Tommy Rocket and the one by Parov Stelar who remixed it. While both versions are great and match very well with the rest of

Electro Swing is a cross-genre music project, created by the French producer DJ Parov Stelar. The result? A mix between 20ies swing, 30ies jazz and electro beats of today.

From the beginning he has been supported by Brass Against (former Brass Action), a brass-band from Munich, specializing in brass-arrangements for film and entertainment. Their first album “Swing Kids” was published in July 2008.

In December 2011 both have released their second album: The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1. A collection of remixes and new tracks, featuring many well known bands from the scene like Bart&Baker or Caravan Palace.

The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1, the very first compilation of Electro Swing elite is out now!

The brainchild of DJ and producer Parov Stelar, The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1 is a musical journey through the crème de la crème of the genre, released on Stelar’s own Etage Noir Recordings. With an impressive track listing, including Parov Stelar himself, Caravan Palace, Club des Belugas and Bart & Baker, this compilation showcases the most exciting names in Electro Swing today.

Electro swing is a music genre that combines the influence of vintage or modern swing and jazz mixed with house, hip hop and EDM. The style emerged in the early 2000s in Britain and France with artists such as Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace and Chinese Man gaining popularity since then.

The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1 features 19 tracks by 18 bands from 11 countries around the world: Austria (4), France (2), Germany (2), Belgium (2), England (2), Bulgaria (1), Italy (1), USA (1), Canada (1), Spain (1) and Switzerland (1).

The album covers a wide variety of styles ranging from dance floor

The Best of Electro Swing Vol. 1 is a compilation album released in April 2012 by Freshly Squeezed Music and features 16 up-and-coming artists from the swing revival genre.

The track listing is as follows:

“Dancehall Days” by Wolfgang Lohr feat. Shanti D

“Blue Swing” by Tape Five

“Ragtime Blues” by Parov Stelar feat. Lilja Bloom

“Marry Me” by Parov Stelar Trio

“La Valse a Margaux” by The Electric Swing Circus

“Balkan Hot Step” by Caravan Palace vs. Fanfare Ciocărlia

“Lady Of Shanghai” by Tape Five

“Rhytm Is A Dancer” by Jamie Berry vs. Snap!

“It’s You, Oh Lord (Steve K Mix)” by Swing Republic feat. Noreen O’Neill & Kaylen

“Swing Thing” by Bart & Baker feat. Nikolas

“Kitty Cat” by Wolfgang Lohr feat. Fetsum

“Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (Electro Swing Remix)” by Wolfgang Lohr feat. Count


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