DJ Swivel

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DJ Swivel
Background information
Birth nameJordan Young
Also known asDJ Swivel
Born (1984-12-14) 14 December 1984 (age 34)
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresPop, EDM, hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s)Record Producer
Audio Engineer
DJ mixer
Years active2006–present

Jordan Young (born 14 December 1984), known professionally as DJ Swivel, is a Grammy Award-winning Canadian music producer, mixer, audio engineer, and DJ. He is a prominent audio engineer best known for working with Beyoncé as her personal recording engineer.[1][2] He has also worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West, Fabolous, and Jay Sean among others.[3] He is endorsed by Harman Pro Audio [4] and actively endorses their Lexicon branded products.[5]

Personal life[edit]

His mother is Christine Bentley, former noon and 6:00 p.m. news anchor for the Toronto television station CFTO. This fact was mentioned by CFTO anchor desk reporter Andria Case during an installment of the CFTO news at noon.[citation needed] In 2013, he won a Grammy award for his work on Beyonce's song "Love On Top", which won for best traditional R&B performance.[6]


In 2015, he co-founded music tech startup SKIO Music.

In 2016, he was inducted to the Full Sail University Hall of Fame class of 2015.[7]

Swivel won a Grammy Award in 2017 for Best Dance Recording for mixing "Don't Let Me Down" by The Chainsmokers.[8]

Selected Discography[edit]






  1. ^ "Beyonce Experimented 'With Everything' On '4,' Says Engineer". Billboard Magazine. 2011-06-17. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  2. ^ "Beyonce 4 2011 Album | Recording Beyonce 4 2011 Album". 1 August 2011. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  3. ^ "Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  4. ^ "Artist Profile: DJ Swivel". Lexicon Pro. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  5. ^ "News: DJ Swivel On The Lexicon® PCM Native Reverb Plug-In Bundle". Lexicon Pro. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2012-02-10.
  6. ^ "Grammys 2013: Winners List". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-02-10.
  7. ^ "Full Sail Hall Of Fame 2015". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2016-02-19.
  8. ^ "Complete list of 2017 Grammy winners". The Recording Academy. Retrieved 2017-02-12.
  9. ^ "All Music: Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young". Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  10. ^ "Credits - The Official Beyoncé Site". Archived from the original on 5 December 2010. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  11. ^ "Inside Track: The Chainsmokers "Closer"". Sound On sound. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  12. ^ "Love Yourself: Her - DJ Swivel - Grammy-award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter". DJ Swivel - Grammy-award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  13. ^ "BTS - Face Yourself - Mixed by: Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young". DJ Swivel - Grammy-award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  14. ^ "BTS - Love Yourself: Tear - Songwriting & Mixing by: DJ Swivel". DJ Swivel - Grammy-award winning producer, mixer, and songwriter. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  15. ^ "Fabolous - The S.O.U.L. Tape Tracklisting". The Source Magazine. 2011-04-19. Archived from the original on 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  16. ^ "BTS Rise To New Art Pop Height With "Euphoria"". 2018-04-05. Retrieved 2018-05-22.