Keep On Swindling Pt. 2


After the chart-topping Keep On Swindling Pt. 1 (HEIST 061EP), that included summer anthem "All I Want" and the live jazz rework of "The Break Up" by Emma-Jean Thackray, Dam Swindle are now back with part two of their ten-year anniversary series. Keep On Swindling Pt. 2 includes a new Afro-tinged DS original, alongside a never-released remix of an obscure Guadeloupean record and remixes by rising star of the Detroit music scene Ash Lauryn and Rush Hour favorite Arp Frique. To top things off, the boys release their Afro-brass dancefloor burner "Call of the Wild" featuring Jungle by Night for the first time on a single. The EP kicks off with a new original production by DS: "Good Woman." This track has Dam Swindle on their best dancefloor behavior: Powerful live drums with an electronic edge and a big smudge of soul through smart sampling. The next track is somewhat of a special project. Tipped in 2019 by close friend Vincent "Venz" Reinders who now runs one of Amsterdam's finest venues Radioradio, Lars and Maarten started working on a rework of the song "A Ka Titine" by Guadeloupean band Gaoulé Mizik. The original release was only distributed from private press in small amounts, and therefore did not reach that many people. The Dam Swindle rework was first put out as a free download, but was taken offline quite soon after. Fast forward three years and we're here with an official remix of this amazing piece of music where the guys add an electronic twist to the original to bring that classic Gwo Ka music towards today's clubs. On the flip, we've got the amazing Ash Lauryn remixing the title track of Dam Swindle's 2018 album: High Life (HEIST 001CD/LP). This remix -- co-produced with Stefan Ringer -- takes a deep and grooving approach to the original, with new heady percussion to add that original Detroit flavor. The next track is a remix by of our favorite and colorful Dutch artists: Arp Frique. Arp Frique is known for his multicultural take on music, combining Caribbean and Cabo Verdean styles with classic disco and funk. He decided to write a whole new song around the vocals of the Swindle and Tom Misch hit "Yes, No, Maybe." He takes a loose-limbed, tropical disco direction where the live, analog recording lays a perfect foundation for this breezy track.