Electro swing is an aesthetic based off of the electro swing music (also known as swing house music) that combines the influence of vintage or modern swing and jazz mixed with house, hip hop, and EDM. This aesthetic heavily centers the music genre.

Overall, electro swing is to do with partying and having a good time. It often gives off an atmosphere of positivity and joy.

Electro swing music is often remixed of the 1920s-50s, which can cause the aesthetic to fall into the trope of romanticizing that era - so it is important to remember that he 1900s were not perfect and were often an era of oppression towards marginalized people, such as Black people. It is especially important to remember that and appreciate that swing music is a form of Jazz, meaning many, if not most or all elements of swing are inspired by Black culture.

Music

Music is central to electro swing, the aesthetic cannot be complete without the music element.

Key Artists:

  • Caravan Palace
  • Parov Stellar
  • Electro Swing Circus
  • Swing Rowers
  • Swing Republic

Key Songs:

Playlists:


Visuals

Electro swing visuals consist of old buildings, stages/ dance floors and parties. The visuals aid in creating the uplifting and party-like sensation which electro swing music contains.


Fashion

Electro swing fashion consists of fashions of the 1900s with a modern twist. This could be anything from flapper dresses to fancy suits. Anything that you would wear to a Great Gatsby party in present day could work. Comfort is important as dancing is key!

  • Sparkly fringed dresses
  • Swing skirts
  • Chunky, low heels
  • Palazzo pants
  • Fitted trousers
  • Long pearl necklaces
  • Shawls
  • Button-down shirts
  • Suspenders
  • Hats
  • Vests
  • Polished shoes


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