Swerve was huge last night.
The rest, below, I wrote yesterday.
There’s a rumour that it may be one of the last Wednesday sessions, which is a pretty huge update in the history of this music.
For those that don’t know or have fallen asleep, Swerve was the original Wednesday/midweek D&B session (at Velvet Rooms, The End, Ruby Lo and Cable in London) and not only became an essential night for the amazing vibe, but was essential as a certain style known as ‘Liquid Funk’ started to emerge from it and entrench into our minds. This sound helped D&B penetrate the charts (partly as as Fabio encouraged prominent, structured vocals and melody in the music) and has held soooo strong to influence so much across the board now for over a decade, be it ‘minimal’, ‘techy’, ‘downtempo’, the Brazilian vibe, whatever… or simply this: what just rolls out, deviously grips the floor and basically smashes it to bits.
Swerve won’t finish of course but either way, the vibe at Swerve is like no other so if you’re in London or nearby, get OUT and go!
Lastly: I dug this out of the vaults: an interview with Dub Phizix from about a year back. Check his influences, lots of names there, well it’s like a short who’s who of Liquid. And if you think Bad Company is out of place on that list then who once wrote the below?