For those that missed John Swing's chugging DJ set at the Campfire Headphase stage at Farr Festival 2017 fear not! Stage hosts "Inverted Audio" have unearthed this live recording of him slinging vinyl on the the 1's and 2's. We also caught up with the LiveJam Records co-founder for a quick-fire Q&A.
First of all, big thanks for coming down to the debut edition of Campfire Headphase at Farr Festival 2017 - Please can you tell us about your first impressions of the stage and the environment that Farr Festival was situated in?
It was a real pleasure performing at the Inverted Audio stage at Farr Festival! I have to say that as soon as I saw Campfire Headphase stage I was very happy with it being situated separately from the rest of the main stages. I had the feeling that it was something different inside the festival. It definitely had a cozy and intimate vibe.
Before arriving at the festival did you plan your set at all - selecting particular records to play?
Of course, I was opening an ambient and experimental stage, which is something that doesn't happen so frequently for me, so I had to do a different record selection than usual.
Obviously I planned on keeping some grooves in between the ambient and jazz records, but by the time I started the crowd was pretty hyped as the guys playing before were really pushing it. I choose to please the crowd that still had loads of energy to give.
Your set had plenty of Moodymann thrown in for good measure, the dance floor was packed out! - Now that you've had a few months to reflect, how did you think your set was received by the crowd?
I think it worked out quite well. I tried to go on a different journey compared to what I usually do in a club environment. I definitely felt free to play whatever I wanted, which is the best feeling you can get as a DJ.
What do you think we could improve on for next years edition of Campfire Headphase?
I'm a sound boy so you can expect me to say that the sound system is never enough... more bass is always welcomed!