Sound Event

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Sound Event
Sound Event.jpg
Studio album by Rob Swift
Released October 2, 2002 (2002-10-02)
Genre Hip hop, turntablism
Length 40:30
Label Tableturns
Producer Rob Swift
Rob Swift chronology
Airwave Invasion
Sound Event
Under the Influence
Singles from Sound Event
  1. "Interview with Colored Man"
    Released: 2002 (2002)
  2. "Sub Level"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club favorable[2]
Pitchfork 8.3/10[3]
Vibe 4/5 stars[4]

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


Tom Semioli of AllMusic gave the album 3.5 stars out of 5, 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]

No. Title Length
1. "A Supernatural Intro" (featuring Supernatural) 1:42
2. "2 3 Break" (featuring DJ Klever and DJ Melo-D) 3:46
3. "The Great Caper" (featuring Dujeous?) 3:39
4. "Hip Hop on Wax" (featuring Large Professor and DJ Radar) 3:02
5. "Salsa Scratch" (featuring Bob James and D-Styles) 4:09
6. "Ghetto Interlude" 0:23
7. "The Ghetto" 3:11
8. "Sub Level" (featuring J-Live) 3:37
9. "The Program" (featuring Gudtyme, Eddeganz, and DJ Quest) 3:16
10. "Tronic" (featuring Kenny Muhammed) 3:24
11. "Interview with Colored Man" (featuring Supernatural and DJ Radar) 3:42
12. "Trunk of Funk" 3:18
13. "Sound Event" 2:47


  1. ^ a b Semioli, Tom. "Rob Swift - Sound Event". AllMusic. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ Rabin, Nathan (November 1, 2002). "Rob Swift: Sound Event". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Chennault, Sam (November 11, 2002). "Rob Swift: Sound Event". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Checkoway, Laura (December 2002). "Rob Swift - Sound Event". Vibe: 209. 

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