Funk: it’s a distinctly American style of music, and it’s great to party to. With this week’s Key Studio Session falling on Independence Day, what better way to celebrate than showcasing some talented local funketeers? Swift Technique are a young six-piece instrumental group with driving rhythms, an energetic flair and precisely one eye-catching plastic red trombone. The guys cut their teeth in the local jam scene before broadening their palette with excursions up and down the east coast and collaborations with prominent Philly MCs – they’ve recorded with Kuf Knotz, and just last night played Dice Raw’s jamhouse at The Legendary Dobbs. This winter, Swift Technique performed live on the air during XPN2 DJ Adam G’s show, showcasing its staple songs (“Newsies” is a popular one among fans) and giving a taste of the album they’re readying for a late summer release. Check out a slideshow of the session above care of The Swollen Fox‘s Kevin Kennedy, download the entire set below and use the tunes to soundtrack your 4th festivities. If you want more, head to Ortlieb’s Lounge tonight at 6, where Swift bassist Jake Leschinsky and guitarist Andy Bree will host an open jam session. Your next chance to catch the full band is Tuesday July 24 when Swift brings the funk to The Blockley.
Swift Technique, The Key Studio Sessions