Swindle, the up-and-coming urban dance music artist, is coming to Band on the Wall in early November. He has been described as the ‘Herbie Hancock of grime’ because of his genre-busting music, which takes elements from jazz and mixes them in with drum ‘n’ bass. Swindle came of age in the era of UK garage and jungle, making mix tapes and selling them independently in London. After hearing Lethal Bizzle’s hit single Pow!, he was inspired to embrace the grime scene, but he actively tries to push the genre into new and more musical directions. He has also produced major artists such as Ashley Walters, Chipmunk and Professor Green. Swindle was courted by the major labels, but turned them down because they only wanted him to produce straightforward, commercial tunes. Following his performance, Manchester’s own BPM (Big People Music) will be keeping the party going until late with some old skool garage, two step, and UK funky.

Fri 6 Nov, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, M4 5JZ, 8pm, £12 (adv), £10 (early bird), bandonthewall.org

Fri 6 Nov
A. James Simpkin
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Sun 1 Nov 2015