MATHIEU 'DJ SWIFT' ESSELIN
DJ Swift began his career in Paris (France) in 1998 as a finalist for the French
DMC championships. In 2000, he became DJ for the multiplatinum and famous
French rock band SILMARILS. He therefore got the opportunity to go on tour all
around the world with the band enabling him afterward, to share the stage
and/or open for great artists like Korn, Muse, Shaggy, Redman, Mc Solaar,
Sergent Garcia, Birdy Nam Nam…
In addition of rocking the crowd in famous night clubs and parties, Swift
performed during all the major Extreme Sports events around the globe and for
famous brands: French Skateboarding Championships, the Brits, the Salomon
Safari tour, Quiksilver, Rip Curl Freeski, Split FMX shows…
In 2008, he became the DJ and art director of the Star Academy Tour (French
version of American Idol). The duties and challenges of the tour enabled Swift to
gain new experience and a new approach to his work.
As a DJ, Swift is cutting, scratching and mixing the best of Hip Hop, Trap, Electro
and classic Rock…He simply electrifies the crowd with his bouncing and eclectic
sets, but he is also a Mashup specialist. His mashups have been played by the
best world DJs and broadcasted on the best radio shows worldwide (Sirius
satellite, Soul Assassins Radio, Beatles Radio…
He has released two Mashup albums: SWIFT ROCK THE HIP HOP Vol.1 and Vol.2.
As a producer, he produces many different styles, such as Hip Hop, Rock, Pop for
commercials. He founded his Hip Hop label early 2015 and started releasing
singles with artists like Killarmy, The black Knights, The Wu Latino, Killah Priest
and so on.
Dj Swift is also a producer and host on Wu-Tang radio. His radio show, WU IZ IT,
aired two times a week and is the number one show on the station.
He has been a head teacher at the world famous Scratch Dj Academy in Los
Angeles since 2012.