DJ Swivel

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DJ Swivel
Background information
Birth nameJordan Young
Also known asDJ Swivel, Swivel
Born (1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 (age 39)
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresPop, EDM, hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, audio engineer, DJ
Years active2006–present

Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young (born 14 December 1984) is a Grammy-Award winning music producer, mixer, vocal engineer, songwriter, and plugin developer.[1] His work with The Chainsmokers yielded 3 RIAA Diamond Certifications ("Closer", "Something Just Like This", "Don't Let Me Down"), making them tied for 4th all-time in the artists with the most single certifications, diamond.[2] He came to prominence in 2011 working for Beyoncé as her vocal engineer on the album "4".[3][4] He was awarded "Secret Genius: Dance" by Spotify in 2018.[5]

Starting his career in New York City circa 2005 under Ken "Duro" Ifill, he has since worked with the likes of Rema, BTS, Beyoncé, Lil Nas X, The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Cordae, Gryffin, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Jay Sean, Britney Spears, Sean Combs, Wyclef Jean, Rita Ora, Mary J. Blige, Tiësto, and Whitney Houston. [6] [7]

Starting in 2020, Jordan created a line of award-winning [8] music software products under the name DJ Swivel.[9] He owns a music publishing company, Waves With Words, in partnership with Concord. [10]

Born in Toronto, Canada, DJ Swivel resides in Los Angeles.

Selected Discography (Mixing, Production, Engineer, Writer)[edit]


Year Artist Title(s) Album Role Certification(s)
2022 Rema "Calm Down" (with Selena Gomez) Single Mixing, Mastering US: Platinum [12]
2022 Rema All songs Rave & Roses Mixing, Mastering
2021 Kane Brown (w/ H.E.R) Blessed and Free Single Mixing
2021 Lil Nas X "Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - But Lil Nas X Makes All The Sounds With His Mouth" EP Version Mixing
2020 BTS "Moon", "We Are Bulletproof: The Eternal" Map of the Soul: 7 Mixer, Production, Engineer, Writer. US: Platinum [13]
2020 Dua Lipa "Good In Bed" Future Nostalgia Mixing US: Platinum [14]
2019 Lil Nas X "Panini" 7 EP Mixing US: 6× Platinum [15]
2019 Lil Nas X "Rodeo" (with Cardi B) 7 EP Mixing US: 2× Platinum [16]
2019 Lil Nas X "Holiday" Single Mixing US: 2× Platinum [17]
2019 BTS "Mikrokosmos" Map of the Soul: Persona Mixing, Engineer, Writer. US: Gold [18]
2018 BTS "Love Maze", "So What" Love Yourself: Tear Mixing, Engineer, Writer
2018 BTS "Euphoria", "I'm Fine", "Answer: Love Myself", "Magic Shop", "Best of Me" Love Yourself: Answer Mixing, Production, Engineer, Writer US: Platinum [19]
2017 The Chainsmokers Tracks 1-11 Memories ... Do Not Open Mixing, Production, Engineer. US: Platinum [20]
2017 The Chainsmokers "Something Just Like This" (with Coldplay) Single Mixing, Production, Engineer. US: 10× Platinum [21]
2017 The Chainsmokers "Paris" Single Mixing, Production, Engineer. US: 4× Platinum [22]
2017 Coldplay "Miracles" (with Big Sean) Kaleidoscope EP Mixing, Mastering
2017 Dua Lipa "Homesick" (with Chris Martin) Dua Lipa Mixing, Mastering US: Platinum [23]
2016 The Chainsmokers All songs Collage EP Mixing, Production, Engineer. US: 2× Platinum [24]
2016 The Chainsmokers "Closer" Single Mixing, Production, Engineer. US: 15× Platinum [25]
2016 The Chainsmokers "Don't Let Me Down" (with Daya) Single Mixing US: 10× Platinum [26]
2015 The Chainsmokers "Roses" Single Mixing US: 6× Platinum [27]
2015 The Chainsmokers All songs Bouquet EP Mixing US: Gold [28]

Personal life[edit]

His mother is Christine Bentley, former news anchor for the Toronto TV station CFTO.


In 2013, he won a Grammy award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for "Love on Top" by Beyoncé.

In 2015, he co-founded music tech startup SKIO Music.

In 2016, he was inducted to the Full Sail University Hall of Fame class of 2015.[29]

Swivel won a Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Dance Recording for mixing "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers.[1]

In January 2020, Young released a music software plugin called The Sauce, which is an affects processor for vocals.[30] In 2020, he also released another plugin called Spread, which mainly converting mono tracks to stereo.[31]

Extended Discography (Mixing, Engineer, Assistant)[edit]

[11] [32]

Year Artist Title Album Role Certification
2015 Raury "Superfly", "Armor", "Cigarette Song", "Chariots of Fire" Indigo Child Mixing
2014 Fabolous "We Good" (with Rich Homie Quan), "You Made Me" (with Tish Hyman), "She Wildin" (with Chris Brown), "Ball Drop" (with French Montana", "Rap & Sex, "Cinnamon Apple" (with Kevin Hart) The Young OG Project Engineer
2014 Jay Sean Engineer, tracks 1-6. Mix, "Jameson" The Mistress II Engineer, Mixing
2013 Beyoncé "Flawless" Beyoncé Engineer US: 5× Platinum [33]
2013 Jay-Z "Oceans" (with Frank Ocean), "BBC", "Nickels and Dimes" Magna Carta...Holy Grail Engineer, Editing US: 2× Platinum [34]
2013 Jay Sean "Universe" Neon Engineer, Mixing
2012 Rita Ora "Roc The Life" Ora Engineer
2012 Monica "Daddy's Girl", "Take a Chance" (with Wale) New Life Engineer
2011 The Dream "Long Gone" 1977 Engineer
2011 Beyoncé All songs. Live at Roseland: Elements of 4 Engineer US: Platinum [35]
2011 Rihanna "Talk That Talk" (with Jay-Z) Talk That Talk Engineer US: 3× Platinum [36]
2011 Mary J. Blige "Love a Woman" (with Beyoncé) My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act 1) Engineer US: Gold [37]
2011 Wale "Sabotage" (with Lloyd), "Slight Work" (with Big Sean) Ambition Engineer US: Platinum[38]
2011 Beyoncé Engineer, all songs. Mix: "I Care", "Schoolin' Life" 4 Mixing, Engineer, Drum Programming, Keyboards US: 4× Platinum[39]
2011 Fabolous "Slow Down" (with Trey Songz) The S.O.U.L Tape Producer, Engineer, Mixing
2010 Beyoncé All songs. I Am... World Tour Engineer,


2010 Kanye West "All Of The Lights" Single Engineer US: 5× Platinum[40]
2010 Fabolous "You Be Killin' Em", "Lights Out" There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP Engineer
2010 Big Time Rush "Nothing Even Matters" BTR Engineer
2010 Rick Ross "Free Mason" (with Jay-Z & John Legend) Teflon Don Engineer US: Gold [41]
2009 Mary J. Blige "Each Tear" (with Jay Sean) Stronger With Each Tear Engineer US: Gold [42]
2009 Tiësto "Kaleidoscope" (with Jónsi), "I Will Be Here", "It's Not The Things You Say" (with Kele Okereke), "Who Wants To Be Alone" (with Nelly Furtado", "Knock You Out" (with Emily Haines) Kaleidoscope Engineer, Mixing
2009 Jay Sean "Do You Remember" Single Mixing US: 2× Platinum [43]
2009 Jay Sean "Down" Single Mixing US: 6× Platinum [44]
2009 Ghostface Killah "Not Your Average Girl" (with Shareefa), "Do Over" (with Raheem DeVaughan), "Baby" (with Raheem DeVaughn), "Paragraphs of Love" (with Vaughn Anthony & Estelle), "Guest House (with Fabolous), "Let's Stop Playin" (with John Legend), "I'll Be That" (with Adrienne Bailon) Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City Engineer
2009 Jay-Z "Empire State of Mind" (with Alicia Keys) The Blueprint 3 Mixing Assistant US: 3× Platinum [45]
2009 Fabolous "The Way", "Mixing My Time" (with Jeremih), "Imma Do It" (with Kob), "Feel Like I'm Back", "Everything, Everyday, Everywhere" (with Keri Hilson), "Throw It In The Bag" (with The Dream), "Money Goes Honey Stay" (with Jay-Z), "Salute" (with Lil Wayne), "There He Go", "The Fabolous Life" (with Ryan Leslie), "Makin Love" (with Ne-Yo), "Last Time" (with Trey Songz), "Pachanga", "Lullaby", Stay", "Miss My Love" Loso's Way Engineer, Mixing US: Gold [46]
2009 Whitney Houston "Worth It" I Look To You Engineer US: Platinum [47]
2009 Ryan Leslie All songs Ryan Leslie Assistant Engineer
2009 Ghostface Killah All songs GhostDeini The Great Assistant Engineer
2008 Jamie Foxx "You Should Talk" (with Ne-Yo & Fabolous) Intuition Mixing, Engineer US: Platinum [48]
2008 T.I 'Swing Ya Rag" (with Swizz Beatz) Paper Trail Mixing Assistant US: 2× Platinum [49]
2008 DJ Khaled All songs We Global Mixing Assistant
2008 Nelly All songs Brass Knuckles Mixing Assistant US: Gold [50]
2008 Ne-Yo "She Got Her Own" (with Fabolous & Jamie Foxx) Year of the Gentleman Engineer US: Platinum [51]
2008 Ashanti All songs The Declaration Mixing Assistant
2008 Jay Sean "Tonight", "Good Enough", "Murder", "I'm Gone" My Own Way Mixing
2008 Lil Mama All songs YVP (Voice of the Young People) Mixing Assistant
2008 Mariah Carey "O.O.C" E=MC² Mixing Assistant US: Platinum [52]
2008 Mary J. Blige All songs Growing Pains Mixing Assistant US: Platinum [53]
2007 Beanie Sigel All songs The Solution Mixing Assistant
2007 Jay-Z "I Know", "Blue Magic" American Gangster Engineer US: Platinum [54]
2007 Britney Spears "Why Should I Be Sad" Blackout Engineer, Mixing Assistant US: Platinum [55]
2007 Sugababes "Change" Change Engineer
2007 Yung Joc All songs Hustlenomics Mixing Assistant
2007 Fabolous "From Nothin' To Somethin' Intro", "Yep, I'm Back", "Change Up" (with Akon), "Make Me Better" (with Ne-Yo), "Baby Don't Go" (with T-Pain), "Return Of The Hustle" (with Swizz Beatz), "Gangsta Don't Play" (with Junior Reid), "Real Playa Like" (with Lloyd), "First Time" (with Rihanna), "Diamonds" (with Young Jeezy), "Brooklyn" (with Jay-Z & Uncle Murda), "I'm The Man" (with Red Cafe), "Jokes On You (with Pusha T), "What Should I Do" (with Lil' Mo), "This Is Family", "Supa" From Nothin' To Somethin' Engineer, Mixing US: Gold [56]
2007 Redman All songs Red Gone Wild Mixing Assistant
2006 Bow Wow "Shake It" (with Swizz Beatz) The Price of Fame Engineer, Mixing Assistant US: Gold [57]
2006 DJ Clue All songs The Professional Part. 3 Engineer, Mixing Assistant
2006 Diddy "The Future", "Hold Up", "Wanna Move" (with Big Boi, Ciara, Scar), "Special Feeling", "After Love" (with Keri Hilson), "Through The Pain" (with Mario Winans) Press Play Mixing Assistant US: Gold [58]
2006 Method Man All songs 4:21...The Day After Mixing Assistant
2006 Ice Cube All songs Laugh Now Cry Later Mixing Assistant US: Gold [59]


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