Even after winning the DMC World DJ Championship in 1996, Ronald K. Keys continued to drive a street sweeper in Cleveland, Ohio. One thing did happen; Keys emerged as DJ Swamp determined to break into the music scene. Posing as a reporter, his demo found its way to Beck’s publicist, landing Swamp a spot in Beck’s band for four years. He has recorded tracks with Katy Perry, Vanilla Ice and Kid Rock and has even made appearances on Jay Leno, David Letterman and the Music Television Awards.
After scratching and making beats for more than 20 years, Swamp releases his eighth album, Vinyl Disciple, through his label, Decadent Records. The album mixes hip-hop, drums, bass and metal into Swamp’s most eccentric album. Although Swamp will be busy at the Palms Casino Resort in Sin City, he will also be making several stops across the country.
Listen to DJ Swamp’s “Rock Rollin” below and download here.
DJ Swamp tour dates:
June 15-16 Palms Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
June 20 The Joint Los Angeles, California
June 22-23 Palms Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
June 29-30 Palms Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
July 1 Back to Basics Pasadena, California
July 6-7 Palms Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
July 13-14 Palms Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
July 20-21 Palms Casino Las Vegas, Nevada
July 22 The Ruby Room San Diego, California
July 29 The Fox San Bernadino, California
July 30 TBD Detroit, Michigan
Aug. 7 TBD Northern Oregon
Aug. 19 TBD Meridian, Mississippi
Aug. 20 Lingerie Phoenix, Arizona
Aug. 26 TBD Rapid City, South Dakota
Aug 29-Sept. 7 Nexxis and Bass Camp Black Rock City, Alabama
Oct. 29 VOODOO FEST New Orleans, Louisiana