Switchshift

Switchshift

Real Name:
Alastair Lindsay
Profile:
Switchshift is London based music producer Alastair Lindsay, a relative newcomer to the breaks scene but who has been producing music professionally for the video game industry since 1993. After being ‘fed’ cd’s of breaks tunes for a couple of years by a friend, he realised this was the music for him. The sequencer and sampler were cranked up and work began in the summer of 2000.

The initial promotion of Switchshift started via the World Wide Web, which gained great feedback from the outset. The first track ‘freQ uent’ was snapped up by Maui Motion Arts and used on their film ‘First Light’, a film about surfing and surf culture around the world. In early 2001 Switchshift was announced winner of the Hybrid remix competition run by Future Music magazine/Roland UK.

This great response to the music led to demo cd's being sent out to record labels, and within a short space of time two of the four tracks were licensed by Freakaboom Records. The first track ‘Electric Drop’ was released in August 2001 and, with the help of the 2 Sinners remix on the flip side, was soon getting plenty of playlisting worldwide. With initial support from B.L.I.M, Rennie Pilgrem and Stanton Warriors, to name a few, there then followed, excellent magazine reviews and numerous dj chart listings. This was a great start to Switchshift's vinyl outings.
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Switchshift Discography

Albums

NZYRBTLP001 Switchshift Fifteen(13xFile, AAC, MP3, Album, 256) Noizy Robot NZYRBTLP001 UK 2016

Singles & EPs

Switchshift Dream Catcher Badaboom UK 2001 Sell This Version
FRK 10 Switchshift Electric Drop(12") Freakaboom FRK 10 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Switchshift Head Pressure Navigation Records UK 2002 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

NZYRBT001 Switchshift Is Anybody Out There(File, Dig) Noizy Robot NZYRBT001 UK 2014

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