Ear To The Ground: Dam Swindle – Keep On Swindling 3

Over the last few months Lars and Maartin of Dam Swindle have released a series of EPs and this the third is the final instalment. The idea was to drop some new productions on us, which has been a pleasure of course, but also delve into the discography and dust off some old loveliness with a bit of spit and polish, whether than be a new remix or the fellas themselves giving a track a new lease of life.

‘Keep on Swindling Pt 3’ is a revved up five tracker that gives us two new productions from the guys on the A, and three reworks of classic Swindle, all aimed full and square at the dancefloor.

‘You’ and ‘More Love’ are two new works that fit perfectly with the selection of reworks and collaborations, showing a more electronic edge than we have seen from the duo for quite some time. The flip sees an absolute DS classic in ‘The Wrap Around’ back in our consciousness. Hearing this on big sound systems again is going to be something else. Previously released on Huxley’s ‘Saints & Sonnets’ label back in 2013 and a vinyl only sell out, ‘The Wrap Around’ has been given a little touch up and some mastering knowledge that the guys have most certainly learned over a decade and to quote their release notes ‘but the boys worked hard to maintain the rough edges that made the original loved by so many fans’. DJ Bone gets a run at the remix and does a decent job, but to be fair, it’s all about the original.

Nightmares on Wax take another classy DS track in 64 Ways, originally released on Dirt Crew Recordings. The original is a brilliant track packed with soulful groove, smooth jazzy layers and of course the spoken word and stunning vocal from Mayer Hawthorne. NoW chop it to pieces and put it back together with added drive, edge and dirt.

A solid way to finish the series and their 10 year celebrations and it does the job I think it was supposed to. Looking forward to another ten years. Happy anniversary fella’s!

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