Thursday, 30 June 2011

the end is nigh bob 9.2

no it really is swayzak as of sometime recently is no longer a prolific production powerhouse james has decided to call it a day !
in order for sanity , family and an easier life ( all just reasons ) , mr james darkfarmer taylor aka lugano fell has decided enough is enough and at the end of the day its a game of two halfs or 4 quarters . its a bit dangerous allowing me to write on here with no lunch and a double latte but we had the discussion and decided the best way forward was to do it alone , both of us . no ill feelings no malice just end of the line .....

swayzak recordings will continue and 240 volts label is actually back up and running but we are really not going to be a duo ever again . no more mental gigs , no more 3 star hotels with 11am check outs after playing at 5am . no more copious amounts of cash (well that went long ago) no more airport hell weekenders, or wasted punters dribbling in your ear after playing for 3 hours .
its been a interesting journey since 1993 we began making tunes in the bedrooms of london w10 . from meagre beginnings to the massive stages of benicassim, glastonbury and more . the nights in tokyo, istanbul , rome , barcelona , paris , new york ,and of course berlin (where we first played in 1999 WMF club) many many great nights .......

our style was 100% improvised live and we found this often worked better than rehearsing , although sometimes rehearsal might have been better but on the whole - the gigs were fun cos they were random try getting that now with the stale electronic hipsters on hype . all you need is a headband and a cool name !

james will continue with the drone texture noise lugano fell project , and a family business which seems to have taken off rather well .
david aka brun - the moody one shall endevour to release , one final claw on the curtain of hope .the music shall not die without a fight . swayzak shall fight on albeit as a one man band / dj /multi media event /anything for $$$ just not a beatport chart !
also playing occasionally with mr R davis when the moment arises ...

available for weddings , barmitzvahs , funerals (quite a few bookings so far) under 50's disco nights and bingo on acid . call now for a quote 1 - 800 swayzak

thanks james for all the good old days / nights across the globe ! and thanks to our 28 followers


  1. say it ain't so!

    long live swayzak!!!!

  2. Wow - I'm glad I popped on over to see your message. I haven't checked your blog in a while. Thank you so much for the music!

    I saw you play in Seattle years ago and it blew my mind. I don't even think you played anything that I had heard before - it all seemed improvised and way more moody. I absolutely loved it. I remember some guy coming up to me and whining because he was expecting some type of bright and bubbly house music. I hated him instantly and I loved you guys even more for bringing something unexpected. That night I also traded James something for a copy of 240 volts vol II. That CD still ranks as one of my all time favorites... xoxo

  3. Arrgh!! You will be missed... Your music has been in my life for a decade now and gave me inspiration to make some tracks as well. I've been to Paris a few years ago to listen to you and Richard D. @Rex. It was so great to finally see you! Anyway... Good luck for the future and thanks again for your music!! Be blessed for what you gave to your listeners. Mawrkus***