- Audio CD (February 23, 1999)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: Asphodel Records
- ASIN: B00000I429
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,733 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
As a member of the X-Ecutioners, Rob Swift has made a name for himself as a particularly progressive turntablist. Embracing his technique as a vehicle for expression like any other artist, Swift solidifies this bold vision on his solo debut, The Ablist. Exhibiting a jazzy, freestyle DJ aesthetic with roots in rap, hip-hop, and urban soul, Swift produces a unified sound emphasizing his turntable skills without ever abandoning the premise of actual song form. Swift scratches and spins his way though 13 stimulating compositions, enlisting the aid of rappers, singers, and other instrumentalists. While this recording maintains many of the old turntable traditions, The Ablist also points the way toward viewing this DJ as a thoroughly modern musician. --Mitch MyersSee all Editorial Reviews
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Bottom line, the highlights of this album have kept this in my stereo and I can't give it less than a 5.
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