Rob Swift

Known for his beat-juggling skills with his '90s New York DJ crew the X-Men (who would later become the X-ecutioners, so as not to get sued), Rob Swift blew minds back then by incorporating rival West Coast crew the Invisibl Skratch Piklz's manic, extraterrestrial scratching with East Coast beat juggle stylistics. Nowadays, even mall rats with backward baseball caps and teenybopper MTV-heads know Swift and his cohorts from their collaboration with Linkin Park, "It's Goin' Down," which spawned a video featuring Swift and the team busting out their routine while the nü-metalers do whatever nü-metalers do. On the tail of his most recent solo effort, War Games, Swift is hitting up town to amaze and seduce you with his turntablism skills on Wednesday, December 14, at the Big Fish Pub (1954 East University Drive in Tempe) with DJ Gizmo. The cover is $10, and doors open at 10 p.m.
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