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Doberman & Bacchus vs The Electric Swing Circus - The Swing Hop EP (
The Swing Hop EP sees the characteristically rugged bars and breakneck flows of northern rappers Doberman & Bacchus colliding with live instrumentation supplied by Birmingham-based fusion pioneers The Electric Swing Circus.

With additional guest vocals by London-based jazz vocalist Iris Athanasiadi and scratches by JabbaThaKut, the sounds on the EP range from the band’s usual cocktail of swing, electro and hot club jazz elements to hip-hop and dub territory.

The rappers first met the band at a chance meeting in Birmingham’s Pirate Studios, having booked overlapping rehearsal slots in the same room. After discussing their mutual love of old school boom bap, band frontman Tom Hyland suggested sending across some instrumentals, and the project was born.


released July 31, 2020

All instrumentals are original compositions written and performed by The Electric Swing Circus
Mixed by ExP at DubWhy Studios
Mastered at Phantom Power Studios
Artwork by Callum Carr
Guest vocals on Empires by Iris Athanasiadi
Scratches on Minnie by DJ Jabbathakut