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Artists 2019-02-18T13:25:18+00:00

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Jazzotron

Uroš Petković is the producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist known as Jazzotron, who has burst onto the Electro-Swing scene in particularly flamboyant fashion. With an eclectic musical experience Petković has become a big name on the BalkanBeats and Electro-Swing scene. A master violinist and guitarist, his first forays into the aforementioned styles have left us all hot under the collar! With a unique blend of traditional swing vibes, creamy vocals, and an injection of his native Serbian flavours – these beats are getting the Electro-Swing community excited. Having packed out venues across Europe with both his live performances and as a DJ, his towering reputation is preceding him across the rest of the world, laying the foundations for a full-scale invasion.

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PISK

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PISK (Roberto Costa), also known as founding member of the SWINGROWERS, is an Italian Dj/Producer and Sound Engineer. PiSK began self-taught electronic production in 1999 and later became the founder and producer behind several projects including Swingrowers. Among the many notable remixes he has done (either as Pisk or Swingrowers) are number 1 album charting multiplatinum CARO EMERALD, megastar ANNIE LENNOX, Island Record’s MILLIE SMALL (My Boy Lollipop), DJ PONY of Feel Good Production, SKEEWIFF, JAMIE BERRY, BART & BAKER and many more. 
To date, Pisk has produced 3 full Albums (2012 / 2014 / 2018) and many other EPs, singles and remixes (since 2010), while his main band continues to go from strength to strength. From opening Parov Stelar, Caravan Palace, Chinese Man, to two US and Canada tours, to increasingly prestigious headline shows across best European Clubs, major UK’s Festivals, long tours from Russia to India, and even a top slot at the Blue Note Jazz Club in Japan (2017).

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Cut Capers

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Cut Capers is a nine-piece band that formed in Bristol in late 2011, with a style based in live hip-hop and swing. They burst onto the UK circuit, playing gigs and festivals up and down the country with their high energy shows. Over the years they have established themselves as a formidable live outfit, playing headline shows and main stage performances at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Glastonbury and Boomtown Fair. In 2015 they began spreading their unique blend of tight grooves with a four-piece horn section and soulful female vocals to Europe and further afield. They have now performed in over 50 cities across 8 countries including Italy, Turkey and Bahrain. The band released several singles which lead to their debut album Say What in 2016. Their latest release Get Movin’ is the first single off of their forthcoming second album Metropolis, to be released on Freshly Squeezed Records in May 2019.

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Lizzy@freshlysqueezedmusic.com

SWINGROWERS

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SWINGROWERS (pronounced Swing Grow’ers) are an accomplished four-piece band from Palermo in Sicily off the southern coast of Italy.

Known for their string of superb singles, albums and EPs as well as their incredible live shows, the band have done official remixes for platinum selling artists like Caro Emerald (Grandmono) or Millie Smalls (Island Records) and tours with bands like Caravan Palace or Parov Stelar. They’ve also toured North America, Europe, Japan and India in their own right and have performed at literally hundreds of festivals around the world including the main stage of the Blue Note Festival in Japan.

Their sound is a mix of styles from jazz to hip-hop, electronica to gypsy swing but has been steadily evolving since their debut into a unique vintage-inspired pop.

The first album, PRONOUNCED SWING’GROWERS (2012), was largely a sample-based affair very much part of the emerging electro-swing genre and featuring the two founding members Loredana Grimaudo on vocals and Roberto Costa (A.K.A. PiSk) on production duties.

This was followed with the addition of jazz guitarist Alessio Costagliola for the single QUEEN OF SWING (2013) with guests London-based brass section and producers Gypsy Hill. 2013 also saw the start of the series of cover versions that became the DO NOT COVER EP (2014) featuring guests The Lost Fingers on PUMP UP THE JAM and the bands version of Paulo Conte’s Italian classic VIA CON ME .

Follow-up album REMOTE (2014), saw the band expand to a five-piece with the addition of  Davide Rizzuto on Violin and Ciro Pusateri on Alto Saxophone and singles THAT’S RIGHT! and MIDNIGHT.

With multi-million views on YouTube and a hectic touring schedule, the band have settled into their current incarnation of sax, guitar, vocals and beats and following the success of the single BUTTERFLY (2017) release their 3rd full length album OUTSIDEIN in 2018.

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SWING REPUBLIC

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Swing Republic was born as the side project of a platinum selling Danish songwriter and producer, Per Ebdrup. In love with the sound of swing, Per remixed old and obscure vintage gems in his spare time.

These tracks would eventually be brought together in ELECTRO SWING REPUBLIC (2011) that was one of the first complete electro swing albums ever released. The second album MIDNIGHT CALLING (2013) saw the introduction of vocalist Karina Kappel. Today Karina is the face of Swing Republic and her voice intrinsic to Swing Republics’ sound and charisma.

Their swing cover of ‘Crazy In Love’ featured on this album and proved influential and an anthem for the genre. MO’ ELECTRO SWING REPUBLIC (2015) combined the sounds and style of their first 2 releases.

They are currently releasing a series of EPs in the build up to a “Best Of…’ compilation.

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The Swing Bot

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With a style that demonstrates his club-based musical heritage The Swing Bot combines the dark, relentless sounds of underground electronic music with a vintage jazz tradition, creating his own pulsating melange of French house and electro-swing.

The Swing Bot, forever hidden behind his illuminated moustache mask, will present his first release with Freshly Squeezed later on this year.

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The Sweet Life Society

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After their debut album “Swing Circus” was released by Warner (2014), the Turin based DJ duo formed a band and (quite literally) toured the world playing festival stages around the globe. With a subsequent movie soundtrack featured at the Venice Film Festival in the interim, The Sweet Life Society have now returned. Signing with Freshly Squeezed, they have released their follow-up album Antique Beats”. Featuring a mash up of vintage styles, electronica, dub, reggae and more recently even middle eastern sounds; the band has been described as ‘a sound bridge between Turin, Kingston and Brixton’.

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DJ DUNYA

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Dj / producer Dunya is more than a dj, on stage musicians, dancers and a vj join him to make it a concert not to forget. With his complete burlesque, vaudeville show Dj Dunya proves to be more then the usual disc jockey.

He started playing over 10 years ago on an international level. He took off as a World Music DJ and broke true with mixing up vintage elements and electronic beats. He has played in many countries, like Turkey, Bali, Morocco and all around Europe. Playing on festivals like Polé Polé and Tomorrowland.

Dunya means World in all its forms and rhythms. Lately his goal is to bring a powerful and balanced mix of the best tunes and grooves one can find, in order to achieve a transcended experience through music.

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Back in 2007, 12 Stone Toddler were indisputably one of the most exciting and original bands to have come out of an already vibrant and buzzing music scene in Brighton; music capital of the UK’s South Coast. They were quickly identified as a group highly likely to break through by all those who heard them.

Not only were they a superb live outfit of virtuoso musicians with a strong stage presence, but they brandished an eclectic (even fearlessly) broad and original musical style. Their impeccable songwriting and wonderful delivery set them further apart still. No two songs sounded the same. There was no formula. Yet everything they touched had the same hallmark: quirky, original, dark, accomplished, beautiful, unique, funny, philosophical. They were genuinely loved by local press and fans alike.

Two superb albums – DOES IT SCARE YOU? (2007) and SCHEMING (2009) came out in quick succession. They consolidated the band’s cult following, achieved rapturous critical acclaim and amassed considerable support, but then, like something from one of their own songs, the band simply disappeared.

Until now that is…. 10 years on, 12 Stone Toddler are back! Now signed to Freshly Squeezed, 12 Stone Toddler release their third studio album ‘Idiolalia’ in Autumn 2018. It is preceded by the double A-side single ‘My Machine / Heaven Was Closed’ which is out now here: https://bit.ly/2oN8Kwd

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Emma Morton & The Graces

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“Emma Morton & the Graces pull you into their evocative and mysterious world full of juxtaposing experiences of love and hate, fear and freedom…” (Moodboard Magazine, 2017)
Emma Morton & the Graces is a three-piece band layered with elements of jazz, roots-rock and folk, brought together by Emma’s Scottish vocals and the band’s Italian roots in a unique and authentic collaboration. Composed of singer-songwriter Emma Morton, drummer Piero Perelli and guitarist Luca Giovacchini, their debut album Bitten by the Devil is a raw piece of music, exploring the taboo worlds of sex, violence and depression with freedom and honesty.
There are several celebrated collaborators on the album, including platinum selling artist Raphael Gualazzi, Gabriele Evangelista, Antonio Gramentieri (Sacri Cuori, Don Antonio) and Grammy Winner Gene Paul.

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JAWN

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JAWN has been involved in various bands and musical projects for over a decade, absorbing a range of genres from electro swing to trip-hop and dubstep. He is known for his fresh new sound which combines a glitchy hip-hop-insfused production style with the musicality of vintage remixes. 

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Atom Smith

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As one half of The Gentlemen Callers of Los Angeles, Atom developed and produced almost a dozen releases, including multiple projects for film, television, and performance. Atom has also made ubiquitous international DJ appearances from Glastonbury to his home-turf Burning Man Festival to Coachella among many others. 

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FAB SAMPERI

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Fab Samperi is a musician, producer and DJ from Italy, active in the Funky Breaks & Nu-Jazz music scene since 2007. He’s often referred to as the inventor of the “Power Bossa” style. Fab is not only an expert musician himself, he’s also been busy producing a bunch of successful remixes for acts like Skeewiff, Mo’Horizons and Ursula 1000 just to name a few.

The past years have seen him getting wide exposure through national and international radio airplay (BBC, WDR, RAI, Triple J) and TV appearances.“

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CHARLIE BEALE

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With a string of releases on Freshly Squeezed, Charlie Beale’s fiery blend of funk, swing jazz and delta blues jumped up with 21st Century production is gaining him a worthy reputation.

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JEM STONE

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Jem Stone’s unique take on any genre is compelling and highly individual. He made an impressive and memorable contribution to the early days of electro swing with the break-beat, dance-floor-filling flavors of his debut release on Freshly Squeezed, the Electric Circus EP (2010).

Jem continues to amaze with his perfectly timed and unexpectedly fresh twist on a sound that has sometimes, in less skilled hands, become formulaic in it’s swift rise.

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Lodekka

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JFB

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A scratch DJ and party rocker extraordinaire whose unrivalled skills have won him the UK DMC Championship in 2007, 2011 and 2015, and in 2016 took him to the world finals of the Red Bull Thre3style championships. His entry video has had over 1.3 million views and his qualifying routine won him the respect of the world’s biggest DJs as well as an army of new fans all across the globe.

Unlike many turntablists, JFB also knows how to balance beat juggling with dropping dance floor bombs.“A scratch DJ and party rocker extraordinaire whose unrivalled skills have won him the UK DMC Championship in 2007, 2011 and 2015, and in 2016 took him to the world finals of the Red Bull Thre3style championships.

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DODO

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London based electronic musician and artist.

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Klischée

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Klischée has been shaking up the Swiss music scene for years. Their live performances are famous for making people want to get up and dance. The band is taking live electro to the next level.

Their stunning visuals and nonstop legwork will inspire even the most stubborn of people to move

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DON AIR

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Don Air are an unlikely trio of German chippies who met in the late 90’s on a building site in South London. They were destined to create the last release on the Stereo MC’s ill-fated label, the late Response Records.

Their album Carpenter’s Delight was a brilliantly off-beat gem. Due to label and distribution issues, the album disappeared almost as mysteriously as it appeared, only to be rediscovered and republished for fans by Freshly Squeezed.

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JENOVA COLLECTIVE

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The Jenova Collective is a 7-piece British dance band with electric stage presence and raucous energy.

These guys started playing together in 2014 after meeting at Leeds College of Music and have torn up high profile stages internationally ever since.

Jenova Collective’s electric combination of vintage samples, gypsy-jazz guitar, funky bass, screeching sax, dirty synths & live drums all fronted by front woman LOUQ, creates something which could be described as Caravan Palace meets Hot Chip meets the Chemical Brothers with a heavy electro house/DnB twist.“

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THE VOODOO TROMBONE QUARTET

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Created in 2004 by producer and multi-instrumentalist Paul Thorpe, the Voodoo Trombone Quartet began as a joke.

Thorpe had posted some tracks by the fictitious quartet on an internet message board, claiming they were recently rediscovered recordings by a long lost combo.

His fun mix of classic ska and modern breakbeat immediately took off, with the board receiving thousands of requests for downloads.

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LEMON

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Nick Hollywood, aka Lemon, is a UK based artist and the DJ behind London’s Montepulciano Nightclub.

Perhaps best known for his innovative re-imagination of one of 60’s pop-culture’s finest moments (i.e. the classic Batman Theme) Lemon cemented his position as an influential figure in the burgeoning Electro-Swing music scene.

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THE CORRESPONDENTS

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The Correspondents started their career on Freshly Squeezed with the release of debut EP ‘WHAT’S HAPPENED TO SOHO?

Since, the DJ and MC duo have gained massive press support with national feature articles from The Independent, The Telegraph and more under their belts and a string of albums and single releases.

They are particularly known for the energy of their live performance!

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GRINNY GRANDAD

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Grinny Grandad are a York based music collective whose songs have featured in the likes of Grand Theft Auto (San Andreas and Liberty City Stories), Desperados Beer Advert and various TV shows – Come Dine With Me, Super Scrimpers (Channel 4), The One Show (BBC 1), Celebrity Wedding Planner (Channel 5).

Their music can also be heard on the soundtrack of French film La Croisiere. Grinny Grandad has received radio support from BBC Radio (BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6), XFM and Kiss FM as well as a live session at the infamous Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 1. They regularly play festivals including Glastonbury and hold a residency at Beatherder.

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