A Speakeasy Electro Swing Party
October 11, 2013 @
The Waverley Hotel
Get snazzed up and come dance to the best Electro Swing and Electro Vintage tunes mixed by DJ Eliazar and Dubtecha!
Welcome to the home of the swing. The Speakeasy Electro Swing have been working to spread the sound of swing near and far from their home base of Montreal. Members of their team have been doing these monthly events for almost 3 years and have managed to also play in Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Paris, Portland, Seattle and now in Cumberland.
They have taken to task of teaching folks on this side of the Atlantic about the happy fun style of music that is Electro Swing. Taking cues from the last big finical collapse of 1929, they see people in similar circumstances wanting to let loose a bit to stop worrying from their everyday perils, and go out and get down to some fun and funky grooves. The sound has been growing and evolving for the last 5 years out of its main centres of the UK and France, and now is part of every major festival happening in the EU. With the best tag line coming from Nick Hollywood – “it is the music of the first Great Depression mixed with the technology of the second.”
Welcome to the retro-future. As our economy revisits the depression era, it is time for our culture to revel in the glory of those days. It is time to get snazzed up, and get down to the sounds of Electro Swing that have been taking over the globe. They are bringing you the first events to focus on these sounds of now on this continent where the music began. As they scour the crates of dusty old record stores and remake these songs into club tunes of today, updating the swing sounds with electro, hip hop, house, bass, and dub.
Now Eliazar is living on the West coast and still returning often for events in Montreal while growing the swing scene on the West coast. For a sneak preview of the night’s music click here.