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Years Active: 1991–present
Genre:hip-hop, jazz
330.7KScrobbles
37.0KListeners

Turntablist Rob Swift was born Robert Aguilar in Jackson Heights, a neighborhood of Queens NY. Growing up, he was heavily influenced by cutting-edge jazz artist Herbie Hancock as well as the more typical DJ heroes like Grandmaster Flash, Grand Wizard Theodore, and DJ Premier.

After graduating from Baruch College with a degree in psychology, Swift joined one of the top scratching groups of the '90s, the X-Men (later known as the X-Ecutioners). In 1992, he won the DMC East Coast Turn Table Championship and DJed with rapper Akinyele on his cross-country tour.

A mixtape favorite, after one album with the X-Ecutioners Swift released his own widely praised debut, Soulful Fruit, in 1997 on Asphodel, followed by The Ablist in 1999. Thereafter, he released a succession of mixes for Triple Threat (Airwave Invasion), Tableturns (Sound Event), and Six Degrees (Under the Influence).

In 2004, Swift left the X-Ecutioners with a very public slanging match between each other after the release of the album Revolutions and went on to record OuMuPo, Vol. 2, a remix of artists from the Ici d'Ailleurs label, and 2005's War Games, a soundtrack to the world after September 11.

A new album, The Architect, is due on Mike Patton's Ipecac label in January 2010. (Swift has previously collaborated with Patton on the General Patton Vs The X-Ecutioners album, also on Ipecac.)

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Rob Swift performs hip-hop, jazz music and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, or other music performances. The estimated booking fee range to book Rob Swift for your event, Please Contact. Rob Swift has more than 37.0K listeners worldwide and really knows how to entertain your audience. Similar artists are  Mix Master Mike, Peanut Butter Wolf, Cut Chemist, Kid Koala, DJ Format, DJ Kentaro, DJ Yoda, Fingathing, Lootpack . Contact AAE Music agency for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rob Swift for an upcoming event.

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