Sound Event

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Sound Event
Sound Event.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 2, 2002 (2002-10-02)
StudioThe Ablist Recordings
Rob Swift chronology
Airwave Invasion
Sound Event
Under the Influence
Singles from Sound Event
  1. "Interview with Colored Man"
    Released: 2002
  2. "Sub Level"
    Released: 2003

Sound Event is a 2002 studio album by American turntablist Rob Swift. It was released on Tableturns.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The A.V. Clubfavorable[2]

Tom Semioli of AllMusic gave the album 3.5 out of 5 stars, calling it "an explosive and intelligent collection of wicked scratching, in-the-pocket beats, startling imagery, and whiz-kid wordplay."[1] Sam Chennault of Pitchfork gave the album an 8.3 out of 10, saying, "The genius of this album is not only Rob Swift's skill, but also the restraint he shows in displaying his considerable talent."[3]

Laura Checkoway of Vibe said, "Instead of overwhelming listeners with robotic DJ overload, Sound Event artfully combines technical dexterity with simple rap lyrics, live instrumentals, and politically charged sound bites."[4]

Track listing[edit]

1."A Supernatural Intro" (featuring Supernatural)Rob Swift1:42
2."2 3 Break" (featuring DJ Klever and DJ Melo-D)Dr. Butcher3:46
3."The Great Caper" (featuring Dujeous?)
  • Rob Swift
  • Dr. Butcher (co.)
4."Hip Hop on Wax" (featuring Large Professor and DJ Radar)
5."Salsa Scratch" (featuring Bob James and D-Styles)Rob Swift4:09
6."Ghetto Interlude"Rob Swift0:23
7."The Ghetto"Rob Swift3:11
8."Sub Level" (featuring J-Live)Rob Swift3:37
9."The Program" (featuring Gudtyme, Eddeganz, and DJ Quest)Rob Swift3:16
10."Tronic" (featuring Kenny Muhammad the Human Orchestra)
  • Kenny Muhammad the Human Orchestra
  • Rob Swift (co.)
11."Interview with Colored Man" (featuring Supernatural and DJ Radar)Rob Swift3:42
12."Trunk of Funk"Rob Swift3:18
13."Sound Event"Rob Swift2:47
Total length:40:30


  1. ^ a b Semioli, Tom. "Rob Swift - Sound Event". AllMusic. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (November 1, 2002). "Rob Swift: Sound Event". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on November 6, 2019. Retrieved December 21, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Chennault, Sam (November 11, 2002). "Rob Swift: Sound Event". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on June 22, 2014. Retrieved March 20, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Checkoway, Laura (December 2002). "Rob Swift - Sound Event". Vibe: 209.

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