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Matt Conner
01-08-2014, 07:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq-F9JWBzDw

It's this neato genre that's kind of a fusion of electronic music and 1920's swing, and it's magical. I'm looking for more bands like that besides just Caravan Palace and Parov Stelar, does anybody know of any good electro-swing groups? And while we're at it, go ahead and hit me up with any electronic artists that work with real instruments and peculiar genres.

MEEHOO
01-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Yeah I like this too . I think it was blissful oblivion that showed me the the genre
Not my usual type but I like it anyway.

Unfortunately I can't suggest anything I dont know of many either

Thunder
01-08-2014, 08:18 PM
This is actually one of my favorite my favorite genres.

I suggest using This (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_h0bi9BOhg&list=PLC85E85229B2FC016) playlist, its got a whole bunch of great songs in there.

As for artists check out This (http://www.last.fm/tag/electro-swing/artists). It lists quite a few good ones.

Matt Conner
01-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Thank you!

SirCoffeecup
01-09-2014, 07:14 AM
I quite like Lyre Le Temps.
They've some good tracks, such as Trauma Drum.
Waldeck is good too, but they're not as swing as the rest.
Mr. Scruff has neat songs as well.

BlissfulOblivion
01-09-2014, 11:57 PM
Yes!!! I'm so glad this genre is getting more popular! I've been making my friends/people I meet listen to Caravan Palace ilovethemsomuch ; v ;
It's really cool <: Although Caravan Palace is a mix of electroswing and gypsy jazz, not only the former.


Mr. Scruff has neat songs as well.

Mr. Scruff is the origin of electroswing. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HamLxGxeDqI)

Percy
01-10-2014, 12:03 AM
I find electroswing to be pretty catchy. I'm not sure exactly how I came to discover it, but I really like the fusion between genres.

And it's so upbeat. c:

Socks the Fox
01-14-2014, 02:24 PM
I absolutely love mixes of old and new! I'm trying to grow my electro-swing collection. I was first introduced to it by a mix done by MeggersNuff on FA, which lead me to Caravan Palace. Sadly I'm kind of lazy when it comes to going out and finding music :(

Tycho
01-15-2014, 05:07 PM
Catgroove. Everyone loves Catgroove. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKSV7LNRzmc

It's pretty much impossible to hate it.

Matt Conner
01-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Catgroove. Everyone loves Catgroove. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKSV7LNRzmc

It's pretty much impossible to hate it.

Parov Stelar is awesome! I think their (his/her?) music gets a bit repetitive though. Lately I've been looking into black cat zoot and deladap, the latter is a little less electro and a little more swing, and I think black cat zoot is pretty much just a swing band, but both of 'em are awesome~

SirCoffeecup
01-20-2014, 05:49 PM
Ain't nothing wrong with normal swing!
Ever listened to gipsy swing? It's all guitar, some bands have great guitarists that make me very jealous of their skills.

Dezenerate
01-20-2014, 06:02 PM
I feel you all might appreciate this. Two, very well packed albums of electro swing music, for free. For free. Can't get much better than that.

Go download/stream em here. (http://speakeasyelectroswing.bandcamp.com/)

Rory
01-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Ain't nothing wrong with normal swing!
Ever listened to gipsy swing? It's all guitar, some bands have great guitarists that make me very jealous of their skills.

Django Reinhardt is possibly the greatest guitarist that's ever lived, or is at the very least up in the debate for that. Minor Swing is just sublime, especially when Stephane Grapelli played along on the violin. Have a bunch of Reinhardt's stuff on my playlists and sometime in the future I want to try playing some of his music; could only ever wish to play 1/10th as good as him, sadly.

This genre fusion is pretty cool, though. I'll keep looking into it.

Matt Conner
01-20-2014, 06:47 PM
Django Reinhardt is possibly the greatest guitarist that's ever lived, or is at the very least up in the debate for that. Minor Swing is just sublime, especially when Stephane Grapelli played along on the violin. Have a bunch of Reinhardt's stuff on my playlists and sometime in the future I want to try playing some of his music; could only ever wish to play 1/10th as good as him, sadly.

This genre fusion is pretty cool, though. I'll keep looking into it.
I actually learned the first two minutes of minor swing on my guitar, it's so much fun to play!

Rory
01-20-2014, 06:51 PM
I actually learned the first two minutes of minor swing on my guitar, it's so much fun to play!

Oooh. Is this something I could listen to somewhere that you've posted? :D Did you figure it out by ear or use sheet music? Maybe I'll be able to give it a try too sooner than I thought, although I'm nervous!

Matt Conner
01-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Oooh. Is this something I could listen to somewhere that you've posted? :D Did you figure it out by ear or use sheet music? Maybe I'll be able to give it a try too sooner than I thought, although I'm nervous!

Sorta by ear, I had some help from somebody way more advanced than me though. I haven't really recorded it yet, but I totally should. I think one of these days I'm gonna record myself playing the rhythm and then play to that and dub it over so that both guitar parts are me.

BlissfulOblivion
01-20-2014, 06:58 PM
I've been thinking about trying to play Jolie Coquine by Caravan Palace but I don't have sheet music and I suck at playing by ear :c

Not a DJ
01-23-2014, 07:08 PM
I feel you all might appreciate this. Two, very well packed albums of electro swing music, for free. For free. Can't get much better than that.

Go download/stream em here. (http://speakeasyelectroswing.bandcamp.com/)

Thank you for making my day better. <3 This has been gradually becoming my favorite genre of music, always looking for more.

Kirpet
01-23-2014, 09:20 PM
I had never heard of electro-swing until this thread, y'all have seriously made my day!

Matt Conner
01-24-2014, 06:47 AM
I had never heard of electro-swing until this thread, y'all have seriously made my day!

Spread the word man, it's a wonderful genre!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb8ToOlkRjI

SirCoffeecup
01-24-2014, 07:50 AM
Has Kormac been mentioned yet?
It's more hiphoppy than swingy, but it uses old instruments and styles mixed with old timey singing, if there ever is any.
Oh and that singing ain't rapping, just some old vocal samples.
Look up I Wash My Hands or Scratch Marchin' from them and you'll see what I mean. I'll post a link once I get home