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Music at DJam

We consider music to be one of the major features of a great swing dance event.

Swing Music

The music of the Swing Era - which gave birth to dances like Lindy Hop - was exciting, and vibrant. It was the underground club music of its day - and it has kept all of its appeal over the decades since, which is one of the reasons why these dances are still so popular today.

Music at DJam

We pride ourselves not only on using the music that most suits the dance, but on using the best of the old swing music - the music that kept people dancing for hours on end, for night after night. Legendary artists like Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Jimmie Lunceford, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman Cab Calloway are among the nearly endless list of artists who helped make the Swing Era one of the biggest musical revolutions in history.

Our DJs

Head DJ Andy

Andy has been DJing since 2007, and in that time, has DJ'd for some of the largest camps in Europe including Herrang, the Snowball, ESDC and most recently Chase, not to mention countless events in the UK, including Hullzapoppin', LSF, Swing Revolution, ELX.

Andy's DJing creativity, and philosophies on working a dance floor recently prompted Ali Taghavi from Swing Step to announce that Andy is one of the few DJs who makes him feel like he is dancing to a live band.

His enviable collection of great swing tunes is one every dancer should admire, and his ability to read the floor and work with the energy of a room will have you dancing late into the night.

Don't miss his fascinating perspectives on the history and nature of swing music at his taster seminars, and his DJing seminar is a must for budding DJs, or existing DJs who want to improve on their craft. 


More DJs Will Be Announced Soon

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