We’re back! And with none other than the legendary Mr Switch!
Mr Switch aka Anthony Culverwell is one of the most accomplished & talented DJs ever to come out of the UK – as a 4 times World DJ Champion, 7 times UK champion, and the first DJ in history to have performed at the BBC Proms, he's achieved a lot more than most!
Always looking to explore what is possible with turntables, Mr Switch entered the world of classical music when he was offered the chance to perform Gabriel Prokofiev's “Concerto For Turntables”. The piece of music features a DJ as the soloist with a traditional orchestra, scratching classical sounds taken exclusively from the orchestra (strings, brass, percussion, etc.), and melding the worlds of hip hop & classical.
But Mr Switch is not just renowned for his technical wizardry… He is an expert party-rocker, who spins multiple music genres & always entertains the audience. He has spun tunes in every conceivable kind of music venue, collaborated with a full variety of musicians, and played in a literal A-Z of countries around the world. A favourite at festivals, Switch has performed closing DJ sets at Bestival, Shambala and Glastonbury. Radio credits include DJ mixes & performances for Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss FM & BBC Asian Network. Numerous TV appearances include BBC Breakfast, Go For It (ITV), I’ve Never Seen Star Wars (BBC) & Blue Peter.
DJ Mr Switch marks himself out from other DJs as being truly one-of-a-kind. Known worldwide for his astonishing scratch skills, multi-genre mastery, party-rocking vibes & unique versatility, he is able to take any challenge thrown at him.
“Relishing his role as concerto soloist, Mr Switch's takes on the classical show-off cadenza were breathtaking in their dexterity”
“...scratching and mixing between his turntables in a series of itchy hip-hop, beatbox, manipulations... the funky interplay between the two was like flicking a time-switch between the 20th and 21st centuries”