We’ve been looking to get some Swing Ting representation in our mix series for a very long time. Samrai, Joey B and Platt’s Manchester-based label has grown massively over the last 3 or so years. Their unique, borderless blend of fizzy dancehall, scintillating garage and reload-igniting grime has had all the right people playing close attention.
Their killer streak continues with a new release from experimental Kingston dancehall crew, Equiknoxx Music. For SWINGTING013, Equiknoxx’s Gavsborg connects with OG deejay Alozade for the high-ceilinged, infectious pulse of Fly Away. It’s a simmering anthem that never quite boils over.
Speaking about the mix over email, Gavsborg told us, “I wanted to give a taste of some of the stuff we’ve got forthcoming as well as a mix between some of my faves now and from the past.” Mission accomplished. Freewheeling from sweltering plates from hometown artists through to dancehall flips of familiar anthems and breakneck heat from the Swing Ting family, this mix is a pin-drop on the Equiknoxx Music sound.
Fly Away is out now via Swing Ting
Equiknoxx play at Dimensions Festival, 30 August – 3 September at Fort Punta Christo, Croatia.
Buccaneer – Badman Story
Equiknoxx Music – Fly Away Feat. Alozade & Gavsborg
Exile Di Brave x Gavsborg – Run
Missy Elliot x Shanique Marie x Sade x Puppy Disco – Freaky Taboo
Adina Howard x Puppy Disco – No Freaky Bassline
Equiknoxx Music – Time Bird Feat. Bounty Killer (Dubplate Medley)
Cadenza x Equiknoxx Muic – Hijack
Cadenza x Equiknoxx Music – Hijack Feat. Mad Cobra
Shanique Marie – Babylon System
Kemikal x Dizzee Rascal x Puppy Disco – Jus a Rascal (Freestyle (Flip))
Aidonia – Banga
Vybz Kartel – Weed Smokers
Illum Sphere – River
Poirier ft Fwonte – Pale Mal (Equiknoxx remix)
Florentino – Domina
Fox – I Swear
Rtkal x Shokryme – BBS
Rtkal x Alex Bass – ???