Dancegruv Radio is pleased to announce our interview with Robb Swinga on Que Pasa with DJ 1.3!
Tune in Friday May 20th @ 2PM, on Dancegruv Radio
Robb Swinga (aka Roberto Benitez) is a style of music that dwells from inside a strong rhythm of nailed-down drums and euphonic bass with the emphasis on other instruments such as trumpet, trombone, saxophone, or guitar to name a few. For Robb, music has always surrounded him. His Saturday mornings comprised of him listening to his mother’s record collection while she was house cleaning or sneaking into his older brother 45’s collection while he was away. Even making push-button tapes while listening to Red Alert play Hip Hop on New York City radio.
He was fascinated by the various sounds projected from so many records his ears encountered but nevertheless, it wasn’t until the age of 15 that he was exposed to the Underground sound of DJ Roman Ricardo at the Tunnel that his appetite for music outgrew. This exposure created a passionate love towards music that he began feeding his hunger for sound with mix tapes from several DJs and spending every last dime on records from the likes of Todd Terry, MAW, and Frankie Knuckles to name a few. With this audio enrichment, he began to learn the process of beat making, dissecting bass lines, drum patterns and anything his ears captured.
Even after college of being provoked and infatuated by creating sounds, Robb decides to dig deeper into the industry of the Underground sound and lands a job at INDI Distribution alongside its vast catalog of labels for example; Strictly Rhythm, Nervous Records and let’s not forget to mention Henry Street, which are some of the labels whom can claim to mark today’s scene. Being exposed to both ropes of production and sound collection from DJs/Producers heating things up on the dance floors triggered has inspired Robb to create some of the dopest dance floor heaters you will hear today! Tune in on Dancegruv Radio on May 2oth check out his interview with DJ 1.3!