DJ Rob Swift

DJ Rob Swift

 New York City, New York, USA
BandHip HopEDM

DJ Rob Swift joined the turntablist crew the X-Men aka X-ecutioners (Roc Raida, Total Eclipse, and Mista Sinista) in 1991 becoming world renowned as a master beat juggler. In addition, his combo of party rocking and turntablism are delivering club/event goers to an unforgettable high worldwide.


DJ Rob Swift joined the groundbreaking turntablist crew the X-Men aka X-ecutioners (Roc Raida, Total Eclipse, and Mista Sinista) in 1991. Within a year, he won the coveted DMC East Coast title, becoming world renowned as a master beat juggler (a style of turntable manipulation, which involves manually rearranging actual drumbeats from vinyl in real time).

In 2001, Rob Swift was featured in the DJ documentary SCRATCH (Palm Pictures). He has appeared on ESPN, The Late Show with David Letterman, and even Sesame Street. In 2008, Rob was the first Hip Hop DJ invited to perform at theSavannah, Georgia Jazz Festival. He has collaborated with artists from many genres includingBlue Man Group, Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, Dan The Automator, Fat Joe, Cypress Hill and many others.

Whether working solo, in a group setting as part of Ill Insanity (featuring former X-Men Total Eclipse and Precision) or collaborating with other like-minded artists, Rob Swift is always pushing the boundaries and connecting with audiences by all means necessary. Rob Swift's set span Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Latin, House and more. DJ Rob Swift's mixture of party rocking and turntablism performances are raising audience's energy to an unforgettable high worldwide.

In addition, the X-ECUTIONERS WORLD TOUR | REUNITED | FIVE MEMBERS | ONE STAGE starts January 2011!


X-ecutioners 2005 General Patton VS The X-ecutioners** Ipecac
X-ecutioners 2004 Revolutions** Columbia
Rob Swift 2003 Who Sampled This** Independent
Rob Swift 2003 Under the Influence*** Six Degrees
Rob Swift 2002 Sound Event** Tableturns
Scratch 2002 Scratch, the movie * Palm Pictures
X-ecutioners 2002 Built from Scratch ** Loud Records
The Gap

2001 Gap TV commercial** The Gap
Various 2001 Urban Revolutions** Future Primitive
Various 2001 Turbtablessence** Silva Screen
X-ecutioners 2001 European Tour-video** Strength
Rob Swift 2000 Airwave Invasion *** Independent
Rob Swift 1998 The Ablist ** Asphodel
Rob Swift 1998 Soulchild *** Independent
Rob Swift 1997 Pure Moods*** Independent
Rob Swift 1997 Soulful Fruit *** Stones Throw
X-ecutioners 1997 X-pressions ** Asphodel
Various 1997 Subterranean Hits Vol. 2 ** Word Sound
X-ecutioners 1997 X-ercise feat. the X-men-video** Fat Beats
Various 1996 Deep Concentration** OM Records
Various 1996 Subterranean Hits Vol. 1 ** Word Sound
Various 1996 Altered Beats Compilation ** Axiom Records
Various 1995 Return of the DJ ** Bomb Hip-Hop

On Production and Scratch

EA Sports 2004 NFL Street Game Music
EA Sports 2004 SSX 3 Game Music
Blue Man Group 2003 2003 The Loop Song */Your Attention** Virgin
Lo Fidelity Allstars 2002 Somebody Needs You** Sony
Peter Case 2002 Something’s Coming-remix** Vanguard
Dj Logic 2002 The Projects- remix ** Rope-A-Dope
Ursula Rucker 2002 About Being Black ** Waxploitation
MTV VMA 2002 Scratch tutorial * MTV Music
Konami 2002 NBA 2Night 2002 ** Game music
Cornershop 2002 Wogs will Walk** Wiija
Cornershop 2002 Slip the Drummer One** Wiija
Bob James 2001 Blues for Bob and Rob Verve
Blue Torch 2001 FOX Sports Network show**
Herbie Hancock 2001 My Name is Rob Swift* Uni/Verve
Luke Sutherland 2001 Pink Puppet**
Scritti Politti 1999 Tinsel Town to the Boogie Down
Feat. Mos Def and Me’Shell Ndegeocello
Virgin Records
Brassy 1999 I Can’t Wait- remix ** Wiija Records
Cornershop 1999 Candy Man- remix ** Wiija Records
Lords of Acid 1999 Lets get High- remix ** Caroline
The Controls 1998 Terrified of Nothing- remix ** Smile Records
Ben Neill 1998 Tunnel Vision- remix ** Astralwerks
Rob & Crackerjax 1997 Nickel and Dime- remix ** Fat Beats
Akinyele 1996 Vagina Diner * Interscope
Fat Joe 1993 Flow Joe* Relativity
Fat Joe 1993 The Shit is Real * Relativity
Tablist Titles:
1991 East Coast DMC Finalist, 3 rd place.
1992 East Coast DMC Champion, 1 st place
2002 ITF Grandwizard Theodore Award