Grammy Award-winning producer,
mixer, and songwriter.

I have over a decade of experience working with some of the biggest names in music.
From Beyoncé to The Chainsmokers, and Jay-Z to Coldplay, I’ve worked across all
genres, and I can bring that experience and sound to your next project.

Grammy Award-winning producer,
mixer, and songwriter.

I have over a decade of experience working with some of the biggest names in music. From Beyoncé to The Chainsmokers, and Jay-Z to Coldplay, I’ve worked across all genres, and I can bring that experience and sound to your next project.

And Wu Tang. Love the Wu. https://t.co/SWNGPRKtIA
19 January 2018
Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver is the tits
19 January 2018
@Moonalice Hey Roger, fellow music nerd! Looking to connect and discuss current intersection of music/tech. Best way to connect?
17 January 2018
DJSwivel
DJSwivel
And Wu Tang. Love the Wu. https://t.co/SWNGPRKtIA
19 January 2018
Take Me Home, Country Roads by John Denver is the tits
19 January 2018
@Moonalice Hey Roger, fellow music nerd! Looking to connect and discuss current intersection of music/tech. Best way to connect?
17 January 2018

Biography

Jordan Young, known to many as DJ Swivel, is a Toronto-born, Grammy-winning producer, mixer and songwriter. He began his musical career in 2005 in New York City, under the mentorship of Duro, a well established mixer, producer and CEO of Desert Storm Records (Fabolous, DJ Clue). With Duro’s tutelage, Swivel began working with a wide variety of artists including Jay-Z, Diddy, Pharrell, Britney Spears, and Fabolous, eventually recording and mixing the latters albums ‘From Nothin To Something’, and ‘Loso’s Way’.

In 2010, Swivel went on to work with Beyoncé, recording and mixing her album ‘4’, which won a Grammy in 2012 for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the song ‘Love On Top’, and worked on part of her follow up self titled album, Beyoncé. In 2014 he founded Headliner Magazine, a music-driven publication, and shortly thereafter SKIO Music, a marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of music content enabling legal remixing at scale by simplifying the licensing process and making deals more transparent.

In 2015 he began working with The Chainsmokers, first as a mixer on the Roses EP, followed by mixing and production work on their follow up EP titled Collage. Collage spawned the hits ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ for which he won a Grammy for 2017’s Best Dance Recording, and Closer, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks and broke countless records along the way.

Credits: 2 Grammy Nominations / 1 Grammy win. Worked on multiple Grammy nominated and winning projects. Worked with artists such as The Chainsmokers, Beyoncé, JAY Z, Rihanna, Coldplay and more. As mixer/producer sold over 50 million albums and singles.

FEATURED MUSIC

Kaleidoscope EP
Memories…Do Not Open
Memories…Do Not Open
The Chainsmokers
Collage EP
Collage EP
The Chainsmokers
Beyoncé
Beyoncé
Beyoncé
Blackout
Blackout
Britney Spears

SERVICES

I offer a number of services to both independent and major label clients. Production, mixing, vocal production, arranging, and songwriting. Through my many years of experience, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest artists in the world, across many genres, and have crafted a unique set of skills allowing me to approach your record differently. While mixing, I’m drawing from my producer side, often adding or changing elements to enhance your record. As a producer, I’m often pulling from my mixing skills to make sure the sound design is perfect and unique. My only goal is to bring your vision to life.

Services

I offer a number of services to both independent and major label clients. Primarily that’s production and mixing, but also vocal production, arranging, and songwriting. Through my many years of experience, I’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest artists in the world, across many genres, and have crafted a unique set of skills allowing me to approach your record differently. While mixing, I’m drawing from my producer skills, often adding or changing elements to enhance your record. As a producer, I’m often drawing from my mixing skills to make sure the sound design is perfect and enhances the energy and vibe you’re trying to get across with your song. If I need to add a vocal harmony to your record, I will. If I need to change a drum sound, I will. My only goal is to take your vision, and bring it to the finish line in a way that pleases everyone involved.

PROCESS

01
Creative Discussion
The first step in getting your song sounding like a hit is to understand who you are as an artist, and what you’re looking for. Our initial creative discussion will set the tone of how I finish your record.
02
File Delivery
You’ll need to upload your audio assets using a file transfer delivery service such as Dropbox, WeTransfer, or HighTail. I accept Pro Tools sessions, or more typically audio stems. For a more detailed explanation of how I prefer to receive audio assets, please click below.
03
Production/Mix
Now that I’ve got all of your data, I’ll begin my creative process. The delivery time will vary depending on the work being done, with mixes being delivered in as little as 24 hours. We’ll have that discussion early so there won’t be any surprises for you.
04
Revisions
I encourage clients to listen to the song in as many environments as possible. The more detailed your notes the better (timing, track names, etc). Typically we’ll go through 1-3 rounds of changes, though I don’t charge extra for additional revisions. My job is to make sure you’re 100% pleased with the final result.
05
Approval
Once approved I’ll print the necessary mix passes you’ll need for mastering. This usually means a Main, Instrumental, Acapella, and TV (mix minus lead vocal). I’ll also deliver any other data to satisfy label or artist requirements such as mix stems, pro tools session, or customized mix passes.

PHILOSOPHY

It’s a bit of an unpopular opinion in the producer/engineer world, but I’ve never been much of a gear-head. Instead, I like to call myself an ear-head. We use gear, simply as a tool to achieve what our ears and brains tell us. It’s all about taste. I’ve always preferred working in the box because it streamlines my entire workflow, and allows me to focus solely on the creative. A byproduct of this is I’ve become very mobile, often working in hotel rooms and even on airplanes when I’m traveling. If you request a change, don’t be surprised if you get it back in 10 minutes. For over 10 years I’ve been utilizing this mobile workflow, and every record you’ve ever heard from me whether it’s a Grammy Award-winning hit, or a brand new artists first release, they’re all finished in the same manner. When you hire DJ Swivel, you’re hiring me for my taste, my vision, and my expertise, and I look forward to working on your project next!

Philosophy

It’s a bit of an unpopular opinion in the producer/engineer world, but I’ve never been much of a gear-head. Instead, I like to call myself an ear-head. We use gear, simply as a tool to achieve what our ears and brains tell us. It’s all about taste. I’ve always preferred working in the box because it streamlines my entire workflow, and allows me to focus solely on the creative. A byproduct of this is I’ve become very mobile, often working in hotel rooms and even on airplanes when I’m traveling. If you request a change, don’t be surprised if you get it back in 10 minutes. For over 10 years I’ve been utilizing this mobile workflow, and every record you’ve ever heard from me whether it’s a Grammy Award-winning hit, or a brand new artists first release, they’re all finished in the same manner. When you hire DJ Swivel, you’re hiring me for my taste, my vision, and my expertise, and I look forward to working on your project next!

LATEST NEWS

Swivel On This: Headliner Magazine x DJ Swivel

Swivel will offer his insights into the music business via his monthly column ‘Swivel On This’, for this newly launched magazine. DJ Swivel has joined the newly launched Headliner Magazine

15 Questions: From DJ Swivel’s Facebook Chat

On August 8th, 2013, DJ Swivel participated in an online Q&A brought to you by Full Sail University.  Swivel spent nearly three hours answering many of the 350 questions posed.

Clive Davis Institute Collaborates with DJ Swivel

Three students from the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at the Tisch School of the Arts recently had the opportunity to work with Jordan Young, popularly known as DJ

Clive Davis Students Win Prize to Mix Songs with DJ Swivel

DJ Swivel joined the students of NYU’s Clive Davis institute for 2 in studio workshops and the chance to win a mix by the engineer himself. Two students at the

2013 Grammy Winner: Best Traditional R&B Performance

DJ Swivel is now a 2013 Grammy award winner for his work on Beyonce’s song “Love On Top” which won the award for best traditional R&B performance.  A big congratulations

DJ Swivel: 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2x Nominee

Jordan “DJ Swivel” Young has been nominated for two Grammy awards for his work with Beyonce and Rihanna this past year.  The 55th annual Grammy awards ceremony will be held

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