Hailing from South London, J Swif began as an MC in 1994 at the age of 15 hosting DJ Dreamchild’s Happy hardcore Sunday show on London’s Hart Fm 90.4 which was run by DJ Mad Ash who later went on to found Face FM and pioneering Internet radio InterFace.
At the time J Swif also regularly performed on the Junior Buzz Drum and Bass show on Hart Fm with MC Wicked and MC Kie as well as many venues around London such as the Chunnel Club, the gardening club and GC2.
J Swif later went on to become a resident at Paul Ibiza’s Jungle Splash with Junior Buzz , DJ Runtingz and MC Junior Dangerous, 5ive-0.
Mc convention which was also promoted by Paul Ibiza in conjunction with MC Shabba D also booked J Swif as resident at the Stratford Rex event.
J swif recorded Drum and Bass tracks for the highly blessed record label although no tracks were officially released into the mainstream.
J Swif also worked on an early Dubstep project, the EP “We do this all the time” with German producer Don Goliath on the tracks “Wasteman” and “Too many men”
In 2008 J swif and long time Drum and Bass Mc partner Mc Fever independently released the album entitled “The Pound and Dollar Issue” featuring drum and bass, grime, house and hip hop tracks by producers Dubalty, P Snipes and Macky Gee.
The album was recorded by legendary Jungle and hardcore producer, Bizzy B in B Productions studio, Leytonstone, East London. The Album featured a remix of the track “Bad news” which featured Lady Mc and A-Kat
J Swif cites Stevie Hyper D, MC GQ, MC MC and MC Wicked as his main influences
Drum and Bass HQ
J Swif is the founder of Drum and Bass HQ , an online magazine dedicated to Drum and Bass Culture which features a Podcast interviews with people that influence Drum and Bass around the world. Drum and bass HQ also has a Youtube channel as well as its own branded clothing line.
J currently holds down a regular show on PyroRadio on the 1st Monday of each month 1900-0700 GMT and regularly has special guest features, mixes and interviews.
J Swif performed on numerous fm and internet Drum and Bass radios stations, most notably the world-renowned Drum and Bass station Kool fm also known as Kool London. His main Dj on Kool fm was Dj Major. and J Swif regularly performed back to back with Mc Fever, K-Eye and Blacka.
Before Kool FM whilst on London’s Ruud Awakening radio station, J Swif and a group of DJ’s and MC’s formed the Aftershock Kru after Mc Ishu referred to the group as the “Aftershock Crew” whilst they were drinking shots of Red Aftershock in the studio.
J Swif was one of the first MC’s to secure a regular show on pioneering internet radio station InterFACE in 1997. His regular Saturday night show with DJ Junior Buzz also featured MC and Vocalist Brinley Jardine also known as MC O.D who J Swif describes as “one of the most talented MC’s to ever to touch a microphone”
J Swif was a resident MC, DJ and Studio Manager on internet radio station UK Rumble. While there, J Swif with team members Junior Buzz, Alex Briley and Dj Gumbo held club nights in Camden club WKD.
J Swif also performed on Flex FM, Abyss FM, Hyper Fm, Cyndicut FM, Planet DnB and Drum and Bass Worldwide
Ambition – Highly Blesssed
Bad News – J Swif & MC Fever
Holla Back – J Swif & MC Fever
Never be Forgotten – J Swif & MC Fever
Say Suttin – J Swif & MC Fun
Not a Child – J Swif & MC Fun
Show me Dem – J Swif, MC Blacka, MC Fro
Too Many Man- J Swif & Don Goliath
Wasteman J Swif & Don Goliath
What you really wanna know
Basement- Resident-Lille, France
Bashment- Lille France
Battle of the Mc’s
CASC- Lille, France
Cream of da Crop – Resident
Dour Festival- Belgium
Drum & Bass Arena – Lodz, Poland
Drum & Bass Sessions
e-Motion – Mannheim, Germany
Hart FM, Chunnel Club, GC2, Gardening Club
Highly Blessed -20 Years of Rave
Jungle Splash – Resident
MC Convention -Resident
Notting Hill Carnival
Obsession – Germany
One foot Skank
Sounds of da Southside
Summer Open Street Party- Lille, France
Twice as Nice
Unity- Lille, France
WEAPONS OF CHOICE
Shure SM58 Microphone
Rode NT1 Condenser Microphone
M Audio Keystation
Blue Snowball USB Microphone
iRig Mic Cast – Microphone
Reason – Creative Software
Sony Soundforge – Creative Software
Sony ACID pro 7 – Creative Software
Cubase – Sequencing Software
FL Studio -Producer Edition