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Electro Swing

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Typical electro swing imagery: The Roaring '20s WITH ROBOTS! AND DANCING!note 
Art by petirep (Twitter, Instagram) for Funky Panda, used with permission.

Electro swing is a genre of music that combines samples from old-timey genres such as swing, jazz, and big band with more modern genres like Electronic Dance Music, house, and Hip-Hop. The result? Incredibly catchy.

Notable artists:

  • 11 Acorn Lane
  • Ado (a J-Pop artist who often incorporates electro swing into her sound)
  • Annella
  • AronChupa
  • Bart & Baker
  • Betty Booom
  • Boogie Belgique
  • Caravan Palace ("Lone Digger" in particular is often considered a definitive song of the genre)
  • Caro Emerald
  • C 2 C (mixed with Trip Hop and Alternative Hip Hop)
  • The Correspondents
  • Dimie Cat
  • Electric Swing Circus
  • Glenn Gatsby
  • Goldfish
  • Jamie Berry
  • Klischée
  • Lamuzgueule
  • Little Violet
  • Lyre Le Temps
  • Masha Ray
  • Mr. Scruff (an Ur-Example alongside Scatman John, as his experimentation with nu jazz with Trip Hop beats arguably laid the foundation for modern electro swing)
  • Odd Chap
  • Most of Odjbox's works
  • The battle theme for OFF, "Pepper Steak," is done in this style.
  • OR3O's concept album Clover: Love, Hope, Faith & Luck
  • Parov Stelar (Trope Maker)
  • Pep’s Show Boys
  • Pi Sk
  • Prolete R
  • The Real Tuesday Weld (frontman Stephen Coats refers to their style as "antique beat")
  • Riff Kitten
  • Sam and the Womp
  • Scatman John (arguably an Ur-Example, as his fusion of scat-based jazz with Europop/Eurodance attained novel popularity in the 90s, at least a full decade before the genre's true emergence)
  • The Swing Bot
  • Swingrowers
  • Swing Republic
  • Tape Five
  • Varrick Frost
  • Yolanda Be Cool (Trope Codifier with their hit We No Speak Americano)
  • Wolfgang Lohr (known mostly for his collabs)

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The Correspondents

The Correspondents is a British Electro Swing duo based in London, formed by frontman Mr. Bruce and DJ Chucks in 2007.<br><br>The song example is "Finally".

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