23 – 24 Jun 2012, Hackney Marshes
Sway
Sway
Sun 24 Jun 2012 1Xtra Stage
Hold Steady

Mention Sway's name and people start getting excited. Derek Safo was destined for greatness from the moment he used his school's kit to produce tracks for local artists. Realising he could do just as good himself, he soon put his immense musical talent to work at open mic nights across London.

Combining college, work and producing music in his bedroom studio payed off when his track On My Own found its way to the A list of newly launched 1Xtra. Sway DaSafo was high on the radar of esteemed taste-makers like Tim Westwood and DJ Semtex and has stayed there ever since, treating audiences to magnificent appearances at events such as last year's 1Xtra Soundclash.

In 2004 he established his own label, Dcypha Productions, which produced the hugely influential debut This Is My Demo featuring the single Flo Fashion. He went on to record several mix tapes on Akon's Konvict Muzik record label, winning MOBO and BET awards plus collaborating with a variety of artists from Chamillionaire, Mr Hudson, The Streets, Kaiser Chiefs and Stanton Warriors.

New single Level Up is taken from the eagerly awaited album The Deliverance. With sharp, witty lyrics, complete control over his recordings and a strong belief in the power of good music, come watch the past, present and future of hip hop as Sway triumphantly performs in June.

Mention Sway's name and people start getting excited. Derek Safo was destined for greatness from the moment he used his school's kit to produce tracks for local artists. Realising he could do just as good himself, he soon put his immense musical talent to work at open mic nights across London.

Combining college, work and producing music in his bedroom studio payed off when his track On My Own found its way to the A list of newly launched 1Xtra. Sway DaSafo was high on the radar of esteemed taste-makers like Tim Westwood and DJ Semtex and has stayed there ever since, treating audiences to magnificent appearances at events such as last year's 1Xtra Soundclash.

In 2004 he established his own label, Dcypha Productions, which produced the hugely influential debut This Is My Demo featuring the single Flo Fashion. He went on to record several mix tapes on Akon's Konvict Muzik record label, winning MOBO and BET awards plus collaborating with a variety of artists from Chamillionaire, Mr Hudson, The Streets, Kaiser Chiefs and Stanton Warriors.

New single Level Up is taken from the eagerly awaited album The Deliverance. With sharp, witty lyrics, complete control over his recordings and a strong belief in the power of good music, come watch the past, present and future of hip hop as Sway triumphantly performs in June.

Set List on 1Xtra Stage on 24 Jun 2012 at Hackney Marshes

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