1-2 Weeks
Peace, Love & Music


Peace, Love & Music is the result of Swindle's experiences touring globally over 2014 and '15. Constantly meeting other talented musicians and seeing new places helped naturally form an album that brings friends and family from across the world together for the first time. The album visits four continents along the way, toasting the grime roots in London with JME, saluting Swindle's love and respect for Glasgow and Mungo's Hi Fi alongside Flowdan, and stopping in Bristol for an uptempo work out with TC and a 16-bit intro from Joker. Los Angeles is close to Swindle's heart as he lived there for two months in 2014, meeting and making music with Ash Riser. The infamous Sub.mission party in Denver is featured on "Denver @ Cervantes (Denver, CO)," with music dedicated to the people who have made it a home away from home for Swindle. His connections in East Asia are strongly represented via Tokyo and the DBS crew, the Philippines with Hilarius Dauag, and the Electric East crew in Shanghai. There's still time to visit Cape Town and Nonku Phiri and link up with the Guerilla Speakerz crew in Amsterdam before heading home to London to finish off with his Swindle live family -- Terri Walker, Joel Culpepper, Jay Wilcox, and his dad, who plays guitar on "Sing Like You're Winning (Outro)." Peace, Love & Music also serves as a homecoming of sorts for Swindle to the Butterz label, which he has been a part of since its inception in 2010. In 2015, the label holds a prestigious Fabric club residency in London and is one of the premier brands in UK underground music. Peace, Love & Music is the first album to be released on Butterz, a landmark release for the label. Musically, Swindle continues on the jazzy path that his records on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings and Mala's Deep Medi Musik put him on the map for, but expands on the live instrumentation, the tempos, and the breadth of talent featured. Swindle has brought together as many people as possible who share his practice of spreading a positive message through music.