SWA CALL: Year in Review

In our second year in the business, The Southwest Alliance has only began to start to kick in doors for the region and the artist who partner with us. We thank every single DJ, Influencer, Writer, Artist, Singer or Label who worked with us and continue to build interests in our region. These are just a few highlights from the year.

Picks of the Year

These are the Founder’s picks but we will run another post with our other DJs picks of the year this week as well. Enjoy these picks for now.

DJ Ktone
The Turf DJ
Ktone Cares Foundation
Denver, Colorado
“DJ Ktone What’s Hannnin”

DJ John Blaze
Talk of the Town
Ikon Radio
“Arizona’s Best DJ, John Blaze”

The Colorado Plug
Color Coded Media Group
“I’m Rockin’ with my boy Ontoneyo, he the Colorado plug.”

Here are also our SWA Hot-List picks of the year…


In 2022 some of our DJs did some major stuff and we just sat back and watched, and also assisted where we could…

DJ Ktone on Triller’s Verzuz Battle

DJ John Blaze and Ktone on Shade 45 Core DJ Radio…

The Southwest Alliance starts partnership with Digiwaxx

Armani White goes Viral and Is on the SWA Call in the Same Day

The AZHHF 9 / SWA Mixer

This was a huge 3 day event including a lot of Colorado artists on the stage in Phoenix for the Arizona Hip-hop Festival 9, including Colorado Myrical, Tr3fonc The Don, Lkeys, Albeez 4 Sheez, Jmorr, OTIS, Hunidrack 6, Bob Doe and many more… alot went on… too much to recap, but follow DJ Ahh and Shameless P for more…

The Ciphers

Bootleg Kev Visits Denver

Barbershop Arizona / Colorado Cipher

Barbershop Uncut : The CO Heavyweight Cipher

The Highlight Artists

In 2022 we had some amazing artist, and sky-rocketing young artists chop it up with us here is a short list of the artists already established or new label artists who talked to us…

  • Conway the Machine
  • Adina Howard
  • 2Rare
  • Young Dro
  • Zaytoven
  • Armani White
  • Bino Rideaux
  • Nhale
  • Glasses Malone
  • Trae The Truth
  • Siptee
  • KT Foreign
  • Zoe Osama
  • G Perico
  • Snoopy Badazz
  • Young Deyvn
  • Ray Lavendar
  • Erica Banks
  • C-Bo
  • Ray Vaughn
  • Daz Dillinger
  • Capone
  • Scotty ATL
  • Mario Canon
  • David Banner
  • Nems
  • Trap Beckham
  • Rum Nitty
  • Teemanay
  • DJ Kid Capri
  • DSmoke
  • Dubba-AA

The Varsity Team

Here are a list of artists from our region, or who worked with us on building in out region, who stepped their game up and put out singles with a plan and team or the song just was lit. Be sure to follow them on IG or your favorite streaming site.

Sir Will (PHX)


Richie Evans

Tigo B

Danae Simone

Adiel Mitchell





This year we lost some people that not only rocked with us or interacted with us, but we had love for.

We unfortunately lost a DJ in our network, was a mainstay in Denver, and beyond. Very good friend of many of our DJs and part of the family forever. Rest in Power DJ Blaqueout, who hailed from Texas but made Denver his home since highschool. He held down one of the hottest Saturday’s at Oasis and many other places before, was a member of the Core DJs and will be surely missed.

Pat Stay

The legendary Canadian battle rapper was confirmed and announced days before his untimely death. It was shocking and abrupt to all of us, as it happened so suddenly. We wish we had got to chop it up with him about his career and The Game diss, but he was taken from his family and friends early. Rest in Power Pat Stay…

Also RIP to Gee Man from OTS, and Lil Keed who was connected to with Digital Dope Radio and Zaytown Global. May your friends and families have peace.

Here’s to a great 2023.

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