DJ Swivel

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DJ Swivel
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Background information
Birth nameJordan Young
Also known asDJ Swivel, Swivel
Born (1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 (age 36)
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresPop, EDM, hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s)Record producer, songwriter, audio engineer, DJ
Years active2006–present
Websitedjswivel.com

Jordan Young (born 14 December 1984), known professionally as DJ Swivel, is a Canadian music producer, mixer, audio engineer, and DJ. He is a prominent audio engineer best known for working with Beyoncé as her personal recording engineer.[1][2] He has also worked with BTS, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Fabolous, and Jay Sean among others.[3] He is endorsed by Harman Pro Audio[4] and actively endorses their Lexicon branded products.[5]

Personal life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

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.[6]

Swivel won a Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Dance Recording for mixing "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers.[7]

Selected discography[edit]

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Mixer[edit]

Engineer[edit]

Producer[edit]

Songwriter[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beyonce Experimented 'With Everything' On '4,' Says Engineer". Billboard. 17 June 2011. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Beyonce 4 2011 Album | Recording Beyonce 4 2011 Album". Mixonline.com. 1 August 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young". AllMusic. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  4. ^ "Artist Profile: DJ Swivel". Lexicon Pro. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  5. ^ "News: DJ Swivel on the Lexicon® PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle". Lexicon Pro. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Full Sail Hall Of Fame 2015". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Complete list of 2017 Grammy winners". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 12 February 2017.
  8. ^ "All Music: Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Credits – The Official Beyoncé Site". Beyonceonline.com. Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Inside Track: The Chainsmokers "Closer"". Sound on sound. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Love Yourself: Her – DJ Swivel – Grammy-award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter". DJ Swivel – Grammy-award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  12. ^ "BTS – Face Yourself – Mixed by: Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young". DJ Swivel – Grammy-award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  13. ^ "BTS – Love Yourself: Tear – Songwriting & Mixing by: DJ Swivel". DJ Swivel – Grammy-award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Fabolous – The S.O.U.L. Tape Tracklisting". The Source Magazine. 19 April 2011. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  15. ^ "BTS Rise To New Art Pop Height With "Euphoria"". GRAMMY.com. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 22 May 2018.