“Connecting multiple layers of rave, techno, acid, and tribal influences, I created this one to take you on a journey and exploration of outer dimensional and new worlds. Emphasizing the legendary TB-303 acid synth line, which keeps the energy pulsating and driving throughout, the tribal percussion merge with 90s throwback sounds, booming sub-frequencies, and warehouse vocals.” – SWAYLÓ
Genre-blending house music producer and promoter SWAYLÓ is an artist defined by his mutli-faceted nature. Growing up on the Zuni Pueblo and later the Navajo reservation – and with South African and Swiss heritage – SWAYLÓhas cultivated a sound that blends elements from across the dance music spectrum with organic instrumentation and global textures.
This unique style has led the artist to performances at festivals such as Electric Forest, EDC Mexico, Envision, and Lightning In A Bottle, and support slots for world-class acts such as ZHU, Diplo, BLOND:ISH, Noizu, Matroda, Cloonee, Nora En Pure, Jamie Jones, HoneyLuv, Destructo, and many more.
SWAYLÓ’s talents extend beyond his production skillset, as he’s begun to expand on his global, cosmic dance ethos through other ventures as a label head and venue promoter. With the newly launched imprint/event series Ancient Future Present, SWAYLÓ combines values absorbed from electronic music’s past with forward-thinking innovation to create, unforgettable dancefloor experiences.
Additionally, as the former talent buyer at C3 Presents and current Entertainment Director at Las Vegas’ renowned AREA15 event space, SWAYLÓ has become an expert at translating his artistic vision into dynamic curation and concert production.
Today, SWAYLÓ unveils his new single “GLOBAL ACID JACK,” a transportive acid house track that takes fans on a spellbinding listening experience from dark into light. True to his astrological interests, the track is being released in the Waxing Gibbous moon phase – blending tribal instrumentation with analog synths and an infectious, modern club beat, the “GLOBAL ACID JACK” is a sonic journey through time and space.
The first section of “GLOBAL ACID JACK” is defined by themes of hyper-focus and dedication, as if the song is foretelling a major journey ahead through new worlds. Kicking off with maraca rhythms overlaying a bouncy bassline, the track quickly incorporates thumping kickdrums and sci-fi percussive SFX. Next, the track builds with ascending drums, risers, and a repeated vocal sample before dropping into an acid synth line enveloped by blazing hi-hats and futuristic, techno-oriented sound design – a sonic combination that reflects the track’s ongoing journey to self-actualization.
The second section of “GLOBAL ACID JACK” represents a take-off into the cosmos, relieving the song’s tension through a no holds barred approach to the production. Evoking images of interdimensional space travel, the track builds on the elements it had already established by closing out with new instruments and sonic elements wrapped in a tectonic, propulsive, and heart-racing atmosphere.
Filtering past and global sounds through a decidedly futuristic, otherworldly lens, “GLOBAL ACID JACK” is an acute demonstration of SWAYLÓ versatile dance music mindset. As one of his harder tracks, “GLOBAL ACID JACK” fits well in SWAYLÓ’s genre-spanning discography, which can range from afro-house, to melodic house, to more tech and club-oriented soundscapes. As a result, the track portends an exciting future for the Ancient Future Present and its mission to make everyone groove.
SWAYLÓ also recently released the official music video for his track “Burning Fire” – an incendiary visual whose bursts of flames match the song’s fiery tech-house grooves. Gorgeously shot, the cinematic music video features SWAYLÓaccompanied by spellbinding fire twirlers, all backdropped by the majestic desert.
Fans can catch SWAYLÓ playing “GLOBAL ACID JACK” during his upcoming performances in Austin (as direct support for Westend), at ARKADIA Festivalin Las Vegas, at his Ancient Future Present co-headlining show w/ Joeski n Salt Lake City, and at CRSSD Proper in San Diego.
SWAYLÓ tour dates
9/29/23: Austin, TX – Kingdom (DS for Westend)
11/3/23: Las Vegas, NV – ARKADIA Fest
12/1/23: Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell (Ancient Future Present – Co-headline w/ Joeski)
1/1/24: San Diego, CA – CRSSD Proper