Profile - Switch

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  • 18 June 2007


Name Switch

Occupation DJ/Producer/Remixer

What’s his sound like? Well he’s a hip hop lover with a taste for all things house and electro. His DJ sets take in every genre under the sun with a nod to soul, funk and hip hop with some good old fashioned jackin’ house and dub step thrown in. Plus he keeps the electronic heads happy to boot.

How many pies has this man got fingers in? If we are talking pies, this man is the baker. Mr Dave Taylor aka Switch aka Solid Groove is über busy at present. He’s just putting the finishing touches as producer to MIA’s new album Kahla, he’s DJing the length and breath of the country and beyond every week and is also churning out his own records and remixes by the bucketload.

What Switch records do I want to listen to then? Well according to Solemusic’s Geoff M, who has invited Switch to play in Scotland, his favourite Switch track is under his Solid Groove moniker entitled This is Sick. He says, ‘I remember hearing this at T in the Park (Bacardi B-Bar, DJ Heather) and the place went bananas.’ Other gems include Making Me Money and Get Ya Dub On.

Who has he remixed? Who hasn’t he remixed might be a better question. Basement Jaxx, The Chemical Brothers, P Diddy, Plan B, Busta Rhymes, The Futureheads, Fat Boy Slim, Armand Van Helman, Medhi, Blaze, and Roots Manuva have all undergone the Switch treatment.

Anything else I should note? Well he also has his own label Dubsided which is hell bent on releasing records from the brightest young things in house music. Label signings include Jesse Rose, DJ Fame, Herve and Speaker Junk, whose fabulous Foxxy turns the Hendrix classic on its head.

Stereotype, Berlin, Edinburgh, Sat 30 Jun.

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