As the Technics Spin is the second DVD release from critically acclaimed DJ Rob Swift (X-ecutioners, Ill Insanity). In this latest installment, Rob examines what it took to create his unique style of DJing.
With Rob Swift at the driver’s seat, we’re passengers on his creative, musical journey to develop himself as a DJ. What separates As the Technics Spin from other related DVDs in the market is it’s focus on Rob Swift’s thought process while creating his classic battle/showcase sets. From selecting his records to deciding what sections to manipulate, to developing the actual routines, DJ Rob Swift gives keen insight on what it takes to develop the type of battle/showcase sets that will stand the test of time! As the Technics Spin also includes exclusive performances of Rob Swift with Jazz legend Bob James, Dave McMurray plus DJ comrades Ill Insanity and The X-ecutioners during their reunion tour plus behind the scenes footage of DJ Rob Swift’s involvement with NYC’s Scratch DJ Academy, a school for aspiring DJs.
“When I decided to break out of my bedroom and expose myself to the DJ community I had one main goal: to give back to the art form. A lot of upcoming DJs strive to emulate those they look up to. I worked towards being different from my influences because, in order for me to have an impact on the DJ world, I had to figure out how to birth a new approach to DJing. I achieved this by thinking outside of the box and challenging myself to incorporate the various forms of music (predominantly Latin and Jazz) I was introduced to as a youngster by my father and older brother.”