100 Dances is the first long player produced entirely by Samrai & Platt and is the culmination of over a decade of running parties and producing tracks under the Swing Ting moniker. The debut features a wide range of regular collaborators as well as some new faces across the eleven tracks.
Manchester remains a beating heart throughout; with soulful bubblers alongside HMD, EVABEE, Fox & [ K S R ], club steppers with Lovescene and grimey ragga pressure with Trigga. Midlands favourite RTKal makes a smoothed out cameo, up-and-coming London native Thai-Chi Rose steps up on a bashment-tinged RnB bubbler whilst talented Dubliner Gemma Dunleavy makes a sultry appearance. Swing Ting’s Carribean connections are felt throughout the record but most evidently on the dancehall-ready link up with NYC’s Kiyano & the upful closer with Kingston’s Shanique Marie, of Equiknoxx fame.
Influenced by their time as DJs, promoters and producers, 100 Dances draws on the duo’s experiences throughout the Swing Ting lifespan. From early doors warmers to peak time dancefloor tackle, Samrai & Platt lay the foundation for their collaborators to shine, channeling 11 years of soundsystem navigation.
Dedicated to the staff, security and everybody who came to dance.
released March 13, 2020
All tracks written, produced and mixed by Balraj Samrai and Ruben Platt. Mastered by Nick Sinna. Art Direction by Mike Fallows
Photography by Balraj Samrai
99 Dances* - contains a sample Fox recorded live at Swing Ting, Soup Kitchen Sep 2013, Horns performed by Rod Mason, Additional writing by Jeremy Platt / Just a Feeling* - vocals written, recorded and performed by HMD, Manchester, UK / Drama* - vocals written & performed by Thai-Chi Rosè, London, UK / Bubblegum* - vocals written & performed by Kiyano, New York City, USA additional engineering and vocal mixing by Adam “moedoisnice” Amoedo / Feel it* vocals written & performed by P. Roberts & RTKal, Manchester & Birmingham, UK / Swagger & Flex* vocals written & performed by Trigga, Manchester, UK / Coming Through* vocals written & performed by EVABEE, Fox & [ K S R ] Manchester, UK, Additional keys by Jeremy Platt / Like You Know* vocals written & performed by Gemma Dunleavy, Dublin, Ireland / Signs* vocals written & performed by P. Roberts, Manchester, UK / Give Thanks* vocals written by G. Blair & S.Sinclair. vocals Performed by S.Sinclair, Kingston, JA