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The Late, Great DJ K-Swift Receives Three New Musical Tributes

July 19, 2011
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The Late, Great DJ K-Swift Receives Three New Musical Tributes

This Thursday marks the third anniversary of the death of Baltimore club DJ and local radio icon Khia “Club Queen K-Swift” Edgerton, a tragic loss to the city’s music scene that hasn’t gotten any less heartbreaking or difficult to accept in the time since then. Countless tribute songs popped up in the months immediately...
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Know Your Product: K-Swift, Greatest Hits (Koch/Unruly)

February 2, 2009
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Know Your Product: K-Swift, Greatest Hits (Koch/Unruly)

It’s interesting to chart the relative reactions to the announcement of this record and the record’s actual release. It’s been a month and a half since K-Swift’s final mix officially dropped, and it hasn’t garnered much discussion, at least nationally. It’s near enough to make you wonder how large the subsection of people interested...
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The Club Beat with Sean Caesar

December 5, 2008
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It’s been a bittersweet year for Sean Caesar and Unruly Records, the definitive Baltimore club label that he founded with DJ Scottie B in the early ’90s. This summer, they signed a long-awaited distribution deal with the country’s largest independent label, Koch Records. But, almost simultaneously, the Unruly family also lost a vital member...
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Nice: Details Of K-Swift’s Greatest Hits Announced

November 19, 2008
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Nice: Details Of K-Swift’s Greatest Hits Announced

Well, the biggie is that M.I.A. is hosting the compilation, due in early December on Koch Entertainment in cohort with local club gold standard, Unruly Records. And, we’re saying that’s pretty cool. In an e-mail statement released earlier this week, Unruly heads Sean Caesar and Scottie B had this to say: “We are happy...
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The Club Beat Remembers DJ K-Swift With Club Queen Entertainment

August 7, 2008
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The Club Beat Remembers DJ K-Swift With Club Queen Entertainment

(from left) Lady Pitbull, Buck Jones, Crystal, Darvin, Say Wut, DJ Big Nasty, Pork Chop The death of Khia “DJ K-Swift” Edgerton sent shock waves through the Baltimore club music community and beyond, which will continue to be felt for years. In the immediate aftermath, countless friends, family members, fans, and 92Q co-workers held...
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K-Swift Public Viewing This Afternoon

July 24, 2008
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Late notice, yes, but the public viewing for Khia Edgerton, aka Baltimore’s Club Queen K-Swift, who passed away this past Monday, is being held from 3 p.m. this afternoon until 8 p.m. this evening at Joseph Brown Funeral Home (2140 N. Fulton Ave). Further funeral arrangements are as follows: Friday, July 25th Viewing: 10...
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“Raise Your Hands if You Got $20 In Your Pocket”: Artscape, My Crew Be Unruly party, DJ Culture Stage, and Paradox, July 18

July 22, 2008
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“Raise Your Hands if You Got $20 In Your Pocket”: Artscape, My Crew Be Unruly party, DJ Culture Stage, and Paradox, July 18

www.joshsisk.com Scottie B and K-Swift A funny thing about Baltimore club music is that you can listen to it almost endlessly and not get sick of it. By all rights you should–it’s technically repetitive as all hell, and there seems to be a mathematical law that demands that over the course of three DJs,...
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DJ K-Swift’s Final Set, the New Dru Hill, and Other Artscape Highlights: Artscape, July 18 and 19

July 21, 2008
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DJ K-Swift’s Final Set, the New Dru Hill, and Other Artscape Highlights: Artscape, July 18 and 19

| Image by Puja Patel We’d already started writing up our memories of this year’s Artscape when we received some shocking news this morning about a performer who was responsible for one of our favorite moments from the festival. Khia Edgerton, aka DJ K-Swift, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital from injuries sustained in...
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K-Swift, R.I.P.

July 21, 2008
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K-Swift, R.I.P.

DJ K-Swift, one of the most beloved figures in Baltimore club, passed away this morning in a swimming pool accident, allhiphop.com is reporting. K-Swift, born Khia Edgerton, was 28. In addition to being one of the most ubiquitous faces behind this city’s turntables, Edgerton was an immensely popular DJ on 92Q–starting there at 18...
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The Club Beat With DJ Pierre

March 24, 2008
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The Club Beat With DJ Pierre

Baltimore club music is, in many ways, an old man’s game. Veterans of the genre’s ’80s and ’90s heyday still run the scene, and often when a new name shows up on our radar as an up-and-comer to watch, he turns out to be pushing 30 with a decade-long réesumé. So it was a...
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