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First of all we want to thank everyone who attended the fourth edition of Swingers Club. We had a really good time and the music was ace from the beginning ’till the early hours. Big respect to the Mind Warp DJs: Exalt & Lt. Ludwig and WPH headhoncho: Red D.

We don’t have any more events planned for the near future, but we still can be your musical companion for the upcoming spring and summer months. We’ve listed up some nice mixtapes from Swingers Club residents and affiliates.

The first mixtape is from Liss., who is an allround nice guy from Sint-Truiden. He played at our very first party by the way. I had asked him to do a mixtape already a long time ago, in a time when this blog was more flourishing than now, and he finally recorded something. It was a bit unexpected, but I immediatly knew that it would be a mixtape with a good ‘feel’ and a great track selection. The mix is probably a bit housier and deeper than the mixes I’ve posted here before, but you should all know by now that we don’t like to think in boxes. You can expect tracks from Chez Damier, Manuel Tur and others.

After receiving the mix from Liss., I thought it would be a good opportunity to post some other stuff as well. Leroy, one of our residents, had recently released a new mixtape too. You can find it here. A selection of Disco, House and funk just as we like it! And why don’t you check out his former mix too. Same recipe, other ingredients.

Tibson, the newest Swingers resident, made a tape too. Already a couple of months ago actually, but it still sounds fresh to our ears! You can check it out at his soundcloud-page. Lovely mix that ends up pretty housy too!

Mind Warp, the radioshow from Exalt and Lt. Ludwig is now re-listenable online. It’s in Dutch, but most of the time they’ll let the music speak for itself. You will certainly enjoy their selection of new and old tunes, you might even spot some damn hard to find disco nuggets and old school electro classics!

And last and maybe also least, I started something new a couple of months ago: Beyond The Clouds. The first un-mix, un-mix because it isn’t really mixed, is a selection of very slow balearic tracks, jazz, mood music and other more obscure pieces of music. You can listen to the tape here.

By the way, we got some DJ-gig news too: Leroy & Tibson will open up Decadance (Ghent) on the We Play House Recordings labelnight on May the 6th. We, King & Cousin, will play at Café AperO on Sunday the 15th of May for the season ending of Elaba, Raoul Lambert‘s own boogie nights. It will not only be the season-ending of the Elaba-concept, it will also be an ending of an era for us, as it will probably be the last gig in Leuven as students. Leuven has been our homebase for about 6 years, but it’s time to move on now.

Enjoy listening and maybe we’ll catch each other on one of those two special occasions!

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The next edition of our party concept ‘Swingers Club’ is due on Thursday March the 31st at our favorite venue in Leuven ‘Rumba & Co’. We’ll announce our headliner soon, so keep an eye on our facebook-page!

We’re back in business after a, pretty long, summer break but we’ve got good news for y’all. We’re throwing another party: Tuesday the 19th of October is a date you should all mark in your agendas!

Like we promised on our first flyer we at Swingers Club would provide our parties with local heroes and national superstars. After 2 rather succesful editions that goal is almost (completely) achieved. We invited Belgian stars like Compuphonic, King DJ aka 4T4, Cook-E & Matik and young talents like Liss., Cauchy and Leroy (The latter even became co-host of our parties.)

For our 3th edition we go even further: our headliner is both a local hero and an (inter)national superstar. We’re talking about RAOUL LAMBERT of course! He knows the Rumba-dancefloor better than anyone else, he has an incredible eclectic record collection and he leaves everyone behind in terms of dj-skills. So that is briefly why he is our man for our 3th edition!

Also on the bill are MEN & MACHINES (Two dj’s, radioshow-hosts and party-organizers from Glasgow.) And you can already hear it, these guys breath music! Their parties are held in the heart of Glasgow at Stereo Club. They already played along dj’s as: Optimo, Serge Santiago, Pantha Du Prince and DFA acts like Shit Robot & Gavin Russom. So, we’re really proud to have them on their first visit to Belgium!

The line-up will be completed by our resident crew: KING & COUSIN, LEROY and TIBSON.

KING & COUSIN are the founders of Swingers Club and for this 3th edition they will open the night. They already played at events such as 10 Days Off & Laundry Day and in clubs like Libertine Supersport & Café Capital and their mixes were already broadcasted on Pure FM & Radio Scorpio. They will carefully select some smooth records to get y’all in the mood!

LEROY already played at every Swingers Club party and has become co-host of the party. At the time of our first party Leroy was barely 18 years old, but we saw a lot of potential in this guy! Today it seems that we’re not the only believers, even the people from Studay, a big open-air party in Antwerp acknowledge Leroy‘s good taste and great skills!

TIBSON is the newest Swingers-crew member. This 19 year old is maybe not the most experienced dj on the bill but he compensates that with a big dose of enthusiasm! Tibson is probably the most deep/tech-house oriënted dj of the crew, but his musical universe goes far beyond Detroit and Berlin, as he also likes to dig up some disco grooves from time to time. You’ll catch him behind the turntables in the early hours..

 

Mind Warp is of course the name of a famous Patrick Cowley song, but it’s also a radioshow on Radio Scorpio, a local radio station situated in Leuven. The show is hosted by 3 young and enthusiastic guys: Arne, Ben & Bert better known as Viktor Bodrovski and Exalt.

Besides their weekly airtime on monday, they also throw parties in the Machine, a local club here in Leuven. They invited us twice already, and both times were very nice, that’s why we asked them to do a mixtape for our blog. Expect some freshly squeezed Italo and Chi-House classics spiced up with some more recent productions. Ace!

Mind Warp Crew – Swingers Mix #04 (Soundcloud)

Tracklist:

1. Mirage – Woman
2. Plastic Mode – Baja Imperial
3. Camaro’s Gang – Fuerza Major (Tensnake Remix)
4. Hannulelauri – Metropol
5. Talking Heads – Heads (Cosmic Boogie Edit)
6. Scotch – Penguin Invasion
7. Kraftwerk – Numbers
8. Mr Pauli – Satisfaction
9. Electra/Candi Staton – Feels Good/ You Got The Love (Edit)
10. Sneak-thief – Der Herzenbrechter
11. Patrick Cowley – Primitive World
12. D.C. La Rue – Let Them Dance (PH Edit)
13. Faze Action – Good Lovin’
14. Rodney Bakerr Presents Mystic – House Girl (Mike’s  Mix)
15. Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me (Kenny Jason Mix)
16. Joe Smooth – Promised Land
17. Break Machine – Street Dance
18. Joyce Sims – (You Are My) All And All

 

 Swingers Club #02 will take place on tuesday the 9th of March at Rumba&Co, Leuven!

Visit us on Facebook and fill in the RSVP here!

This is the line-up:

COMPUPHONIC
Maxime, which is Compuphonic’s real name, already released on the biggest labels of the planet: Turbo Recordings (The label of electro-god Tiga), Systematic (Marc Romboy’s Deutsche grundlichkeits record label) and Freerange Records (one of the finest British deep-house imprints).
Nowadays Compuphonic runs his own label: Union Match Music, which saw the daylight in late 2009 and immediately generated big responses by some of the best jocks around; Laurent Garnier, Ken Ishii & Charles Webster.
Max already played at I Love Techno, Dour Festival, Laundry Day and is currently one of the residents of Brussels’ new hotspot Libertine Supersport. He’s style is often described as intelligent and melodious tech-house, but come down to Rumba&Co to discover it yourself!

KING DJ
King DJ is of course the famous Belgian dj 4T4. His numerous projects already took him literally everywhere in the country, from the main stage of Rock Werchter to the dj-booth of Ghent’s Culture Club., but his next stop is at your favorite party in Rumba&Co, Leuven!
King DJ has an excellent comprehension of the dance floor, so he will make you dance, if you want it or not! Good taste, eclecticism and high quality music are his keywords..

KING & COUSIN
King & Cousin are Adriaan and Peter, the organizers and resident dj’s of Swingers Club. Despite their young age they already played at the biggest DJ-festivals (10 Days Off, Laundry Day) and the coolest clubs (Libertine Supersport, Café Capital) of the country. They will take you to a trip of Jackin’ House, Deep Detroitish sounds, fresh electro tunes and nu-disco.

LEROY P. HARDY
Leroy P. Hardy will open the second edition of Swingers Club, we even asked him to join the resident team because we were so impressed by his fresh and unique style. Corneel easily blends fresh new cuts with old school hip-hop, funky classics and dubby 80’s pop. Keep an eye on him, cause this young gentleman is the man of the future!