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The Qemists - 'S.W.A.G./ S.W.A.G. (Remixes)' [(Black) 12" Vinyl Single]

The Qemists

S.W.A.G./ S.W.A.G. (Remixes)

Black Vinyl Import

12" Vinyl Single Record

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Product Details
  • Aug 25, 2009
  • Electronic
  • ZEN23912
  • 8.7 oz
  • new (we only sell new items)
  • Ninja Tune Records
After their Radio 1 playlisted single, "On The Run," The Qemists return with "S.W.A.G." a big, biiiiig tune about getting away with it.

Featuring the vocals of sometime Alabama 3 frontwoman Zoe Devlin-Love, "S.W.A.G." is one of the most rocking moments from The Qems' widely acclaimed debut album, "Join The Q," currently at number 1 on the Japanese electronic charts. Devlin-Love had been hanging out with Great Trainrobber Bruce Reynolds prior to recording and some of his attitude runs through her lyrics. The Qemists, meanwhile, more clearly a band here than studio producers, lay down ultra-heavy riffs with evident relish.

Remixes come from a variety of sources. One of Britains biggest metal bands, Enter Shikari have become great friends of the band after they all toured Europe together and here they lay down a punishing dubstep-rock mix which jumps from acid squelch to headbang and back again. Interface offers up the most straight-up d&b mix of the package, first stringing out the original into something beautiful and ambient and then rolling it out as if there's no tomorrow. Kilon Tek, by contrast, turns a corner into swinging electro-funk.

With a festival programme taking in events as diverse as Reading/Leeds, Glade, Bestival, Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Summer Sundae, Summersonic (Japan) and Dour, The Qemists are set to be everywhere this summer. They were always a band first and foremost and nothing suits them better than getting up on stage with Jenna G and MC Bruno and making some noise.

But what's this "S.W.A.G" all about? What does it stand for? "We usually say SWAG stands for 'Sealed With A Gun'," explain the group. "Although sometimes it stands for 'Smashed With A Granny', depending on who's asking." The Qemists, it seems, aren't going to get caught.
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