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always challenging the idea of what hip hop is and always testing that notion, on his new album 'the architect', rob swift takes hip hop and effortlessly blends it with the genre of classical music to create an album that acts as the soundtrack to his vision of where hip hop can head rather than where it is right now. 'the architect' also marks rob swift's debut release on mike patton's ipecac recordings label, a perfect fit as both men have been challenging the notion of music for years. they have previously toured together promoting patton's peeping tom project and their collaborative effort general patton vs the x-excutioners. with a history that grabs heavily from jazz, rob now pushes the boundaries of music even further, championing its limitless possibilities. hip hop purists will appreciate the chances rob swift has taken on 'the architect', while music lovers will see that the genre of turntablism and classical music have more in common than anyone ever thought.
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