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Big Swing Sound

Kaptin and Matt The Hat first started spinning vintage classics, rehashes + remixes back in 2004 under the name The Chaps, but then life sent them in different directions. Matt became the proprietor of an Inflatable Church, whilst Kaptin got all Electronic with his Chrome Kids crew and set about providing DJ sets and mixes for BBC Radio 1, BBC 1Xtra, Glastonbury, Swn, Bestival and Simple Things amongst others.

Some time later, the legendary Chris Tofu introduced them both to Electro Swing (or Vintage Remix as they prefer to call it), and they kick started the ground breaking Welsh night In Full Swing. Not really knowing any other Electro Swing DJs, they dusted off the old tunes and collected up all of the new ones, then under their new Big Swing Soundsystem moniker, they set off into the wider world together again to unleash their selections of Vintage Remix onto the unsuspecting public at large.

They have since been found (often alongside compadres Hypeman Sage, Castro and world champion street dancers from the Jukebox Juniors) at Electro Swing nights across Europe, and packing out shows at major festivals such as Glastonbury, BoomTown Fair (where they also programme the Mayfair District, the World’s biggest Vintage Remix line up), Fusion, Bestival, WOMAD, Secret Garden Party, Lovebox, Camp Bestival, Isle Of Wight (okay that one wasn’t packed out but let’s face it, who really cares), Green Man, Somersault, and Festival Number 6 to name a few. Keep an eye out for when they hit a town or field near you.