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Shwayze – Let It Beat

November 19, 2009
Shwayze - Let It Beat

Written By: Victoria Hill
(Urban/Pop Editor)

Label: Suretone/Geffen – Rating:

“Let It Beat” is the second album from Shwayze, but if you are expecting laid back songs about summer days, you’re going to be disappointed. As Cisco Adler puts it, “We can’t sit on the beach with an acoustic guitar forever! This is not a one-trick pony.”

The way I describe “Let It Beat” is a night at the club. The songs fun, sexy and dirty – isn’t that what a night out should be? “Let It Beat” offers something for everyone as the music captures all genres. The album features contributions from The Knux, Snoop Dogg, Roy Bittan (the pianist of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band) and Ric Ocasek from the Cars (seriously!), and Darryl Jenifer, bassist for D.C. punk band Bad Brains. Leading the parade is the world-famous producer Cisco Adler.

“Livin’ It Up” (featuring Snoop Dogg) is Shwayze’s journey from “serving lattes all day in [his] Chucks” to becoming a successful rapper. Shwayze’s addresses his haters by saying “always gonna be somebody trying to hate on u but that don’t stop what we do/living it up/why u hating/ I’m living it up.”

“Get U Home,” is about being so excited about “making love” you just can’t wait to take the person home (or to a hotel.) “Take me in the bathroom/take my clothes off/make love to me up against the dirty wall/’cause I can’t wait to get you home.”

Shwayze said “our music is our lifestyle, we’re not faking it. It’s all a dream come true, we just want to keep on living the dream and keep on living it up. We’re just here for the long haul here, that’s what I want people to know.“ “Let It Beat” is a great sophomore album and it shows the comfort and growth between Cisco and Shwayze. If they can keep expanding their sound and lyrics, they will be around for the long haul.

Shwayze Unveil Let it Beat Track List And Dish On Halloween Horrors

October 30, 2009

Shwayze have just unveiled the track list for their upcoming album Let It beat. The album features the hit single “Get U Home” and guest appearances from hip-hop heavyweight’s Snoop Dogg, The Knux and Tabi Bonney. Let It Beat is the second studio album from the Malibu based hip-hop duo and will be available for purchase and download on November 3.

Shwayze and Cisco also had the chance to sit down with MTV recently and talk about their biggest fears, favorite scary movie, and some of their best Halloween memories. Check out the video here to get amped for Halloween and make sure to pre-order your copy of Let It Beat now. Visit for more information and a list of upcoming tour dates with LMFAO.

Let It Beat Track List:
1. Livin? It Up (feat. Snoop Dogg)
2. Get U Home
3. Crazy For You
4. Maneatrr
5. Sally Is A?
6. Dirty Little Girl (feat. The Knux)
7. Down At The Motel
8. Daze Like This
9. Wait All Night (feat. Tabi Bonney)
10. Perfect For Me
11. Make a Lil? Love
12. Heart and Soul

Party Rock Tour – Shwayze/LMFAO

October 14, 2009

Shwayze has announced they will join their friends LMFAO on the Party Rock Tour!
Shwayze is set to release their sophomore album, “Let It Beat” on November 3rd, 2009, just 2 days before the tour begins. Shwayze?s first album, the self-titled Shwayze, rocketed the duo into world wide success. A string of multiple hits (“Buzzin’,” “Corona and Lime”) fueled by millions of internet plays carried them to top ten album sales, landed them a coveted slot on the Vans Warped Tour, and turned them into reality television stars on MTV.

“Let It Beat” will take them to a whole new level. “We can’t sit on the beach with an acoustic guitar forever!” proclaims Cisco Adler. With contributions including New Orleans hip-hop duo The Knux, Shwayze’s lifelong hero Snoop Dogg, Ric Ocasek from the Cars, and Darryl Jenifer, bassist for legendary D.C. punk band Bad Brains, “Let It Beat” is a fearless venture held together by the guidance of Adler’s production and vocals and Shwayze’s natural flow.

“We’ve been friends with the guys in LMFAO for years and have watched them grow into a powerhouse.” says Adler, “We cannot wait to join them on the Party Rock tour and keep it in the family. It?s gonna be a crazy time. Let it Beat ya’ll!!”

In addition to Shwayze the show will feature Far East Movement, Paradiso Girls and Lady Gaga’s DJ Space Cowboy doing a live performance. For more information and to purchase tickets for the Party Rock Tour visit and check out Shwayze on MySpace for the latest news.

Party Rock Tour dates:
Thursday, November 5 Reno, NV Theatre at Grand Sierra
Friday, November 6 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
Saturday, November 7 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Monday, November 9 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Tuesday, November 10 Vancouver, BC Gossip
Thursday, November 12 Seattle, WA Showbox
Saturday, November 14 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
Tuesday, November 17 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Wednesday, November 18 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Thursday, November 19 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater
Friday, November 20 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Saturday, November 21 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Sunday, November 22 Chicago, IL Congress theatre
Tuesday, November 24 Des Moines, IA People?s Court
Friday, November 27 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargos
Saturday, November 28 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Sunday, November 29 Pittsburgh, PA Diesel
Monday, November 30 State College, PA The Cell Block
Tuesday, December 1 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
Thursday, December 3 New Haven, CT Toad?s Place
Friday, December 4 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Sunday, December 6 Farmingdale, NY Crazy Donkey
Tuesday, December 8 Richmond, VA The National
Wednesday, December 9 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Thursday, December 10 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
Friday, December 11 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Monday, December 14 Orlando, FL Firestone
Wednesday, Dece,ber 16 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
Thursday, December 17 Houston, TX House of Blues
Friday, December 18 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Saturday, December 19 San Antonio, TX The White Rabbit
Sunday, December 20 McAllen, TX Las Palmas Event Center

Shwayze – Up Close And Personal

September 17, 2009

This is not a sequel. This is what happens when the sun dips down, that swollen moon comes up, the sea water ripples and cools, and the Pacific Coast Highway still feels warm on your bare feet with a little of that leftover sunlight trapped in the blacktop. This is the last hiss of the last popped bottle cap, when the bubbling depths of a golden Corona swallow that last sliver of lime. This is where the story continues, with the top down, the wind spraying loose sand from your hair. This is what happens when you don’t go home with the sun… and you follow the moon.

“We can’t sit on the beach with an acoustic guitar forever!” proclaims Cisco Adler. “This is not a one-trick pony.”

His other half, Aaron Smith (a.k.a. Shwayze), closes his eyes and nods and offers, “We’ve already got that beach-time summer vibe, chilling during the day. Now we want some stuff for the clubs that bangs your ears out and you can dance to it. This is definitely an evolution from the first one.”

That first one, the self-titled Shwayze, ushered the unlikely duo to unlikely heights. A string of multiple hits (“Buzzin’,” “Corona and Lime”) fueled by millions of Internet plays carried them to top ten album sales, landed them a coveted slot on the Vans Warped Tour, and turned them into reality television stars on MTV. In a wound-up world, Shwayze was a life-lesson in laid back lassitude, a coast-to-coast call to make every day a lazy day. And if success always breeds a bit of contempt, Let It Beat comes out swinging.