Switch Disco

With a shared 20 years of club experience under their belt, legendary mash-up duo Switch Disco are no strangers to creating unmissable dancefloor moments. Having built an eye-watering following on video platforms YouTube and TikTok for their irreverent mixes and pristine blends, Dan Creasy and Nikos Kalogerias quickly grew from well-respected club favourites to household names — a status only further intensified by their Robert Miles ‘Children’-sampling track ‘React’ featuring Ella Henderson, which reached #4 in the UK singles chart, 10 weeks in the top 10 and earned a slew of plays on BBC Radio 1, ITV’s Love Island and 75 million global streams to date. Though many of this duo’s followers recognise them standing side-by-side in front of a neon-illuminated, white wall delivering their signature, daring mash-ups — this year sees Switch Disco hit the road, with an all-summer-long residency at Ibiza Rocks, appearances at Isle of MTV in Malta and Cornwall’s Boardmasters festival; meaning fans have even more opportunity to catch mash-up magic from Switch Disco in 2023. Having first begun work as a duo in 2012, Switch Disco spent the best part of the next decade gradually building their profile in club circuits across the UK and Greece. But it was during lockdown, in their kitchen in Basingstoke, that the pair decided to switch things up – as it were. Like many artists unable to play in-person shows, Dan and Nikos turned to social media — with a vision to demonstrate how they create the discernable mash-ups that had
earned them a modest following of partygoers; bridging the gap between the work they had been doing behind the booth for years and a new, online audience. The pair now have over 1 million followers on TikTok, giving them new ground on which to sow the seeds of their vision — in their own words “it took 15 years to make it overnight.” Both motivated by a mutual, insatiable desire to keep moving forward and honing their craft — the pair met while acting as residents in a nightclub in Greece. Nikos, who grew up in Greece under the tutelage of his musician
father, landed his first residency when he was just 13 years old — after being handed a pair of decks by a bar owner who had taken note of his patron’s appreciation of the young house aficionado’s selections. Dan on the other hand, who had fallen in love with dance music via UKG tape packs from the likes of DJ EZ (whom would later use Dan’s garage mash-ups in his legendary mixes) in his teens, first cut his teeth playing at house parties while at music college. In 2011, after sharing a Summer together in Greece, Nikos moved to London and began playing alongside Dan more regularly — the pair quickly discovered that they shared a musical telepathy, able to predict what each other would be lining up as the next track in what can only be described as the ultimate b2b synchronicity. And so, with a shared drive to push themselves as far as possible, Switch Disco the duo was born. Since lockdown, the pair have not only reconvened a bumper tour schedule, making stops everywhere from
Miami to Croatia, but turned their attention to the studio; releasing two knockout singles via Relentless Records: 2021’s ‘Everything’, and their most recent hit ‘React’ with Ella Henderson. Though don’t worry, the pair are still finding time to deliver some truly unmatched mash-ups — though now it’s less kitchen table in Basingstoke and more Ibiza vista at sunset. With further releases on the Horizon, expect to hear a lot more from Switch Disco in the coming months.

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