‘DJ Swami is a visionary pioneer inventing an entirely new type of sound’ (BBC Music)
DJ Swami is an electronic DJ and record producer of cross-cultural music fusing electronica, house, techno, hip-hop and reggae with South Asian and global influences.
Swami’s recent UK, USA and India live touring collaboration project PunjabTronix has received global acclaim for it’s fusion of technology and tradition using live improvised modular synthesizers, looping effects, Indian Punjabi folk instruments and hypnotic live capture visuals. With international tours and milestone headline live performances at Glastonbury, WOMAD and Transmusicales festivals to eclectic electronic club DJ sets at Fabric, Non Stop Bhangra (SF) and SOBs (NYC), Swami energises the crowd with electronic rhythms and bass lines fused with evolving Indian percussion rhythms and exotic instrumental melodies in new ways for the global dancefloor.
Swami is twice winner of the UKAMA Best Producer Award for his albums DesiRock and EQUALIZE and winner of a SAMA South Africa Music Award. As co-founder of Simon and Diamond, his production and songwriting collaborations with artists as diverse as Apache Indian to Shania Twain have earned Ivor Novello, Mercury Music Prize and Grammy nominations with music also featured in several Hollywood and Bollywood movies and video games.
Swami is head of record label DesiRock Entertainment and hosts a weekly electronic global music radio show ‘The Phaseshift’ on DASH Radio. He is an avid vinyl record collector from his world travels and also loves to cook up experimental Asian fusion cuisine just like his music.