legendary los hermanos member santiago salazar’s album ‘aspirations for young xol’ is given a vinyl release courtesy of rekids. a heartfelt dedication to his son isaias. ‘aspirations for young xol’ takes us through the life of a pillar in the electronic music community - santiago salazar. from his formative years spent in california to his connection with detroit and the passing of a childhood friend. the long-player’s tracks signpost the musician’s significant experiences. both positive and negative. this meaningful body of work was released digitally on pastel voids and now rekids release the album on wax. ‘saturated fear’ sets a deep tone for the lp. flanging melodies and echoing claps float through the composition before the album’s title track ‘aspirations for young xol’ offers haunting arpeggios with occasional acidic overtones which are cleverly offset by beautifully designed lead synth transitions. ‘bloodlines’ follows a similar musical vein with delayed bass riffs that are suspended above shimmering hihats and a weighted kick. santiago provides three beatless pieces throughout. which digress into more emotional territory whilst offering brief respite from his heavier drum work. ‘xol’s pain’ combines orchestral strings and swelling synthesisers which build tension with a subtly complex. evolving motif. both ‘dark matter’ and ‘ode to stinson’ use arresting atmospheres. warped arpeggios and ethereal pads which lull the listener into a retrospective mood. an intensity builds in the later tracks. a gritty but powerful low end provides a solid foundation in ‘orange blossom thump”. eventually making way for a hectic and elastic lead synth before ‘pachuco dub’ displays drones that build a dissonant pressure in which the complex tom rhythms and rolling hi hats can grow. ‘sarah rivera’ hypnotises with its delectable chord progressions and complimentary melodies which seem to float above a rigid drum composition to close the album with style
as it’s first full length release. love what you feel is proud to present chicanismo. the debut album by santiago salazar. known for his work with underground resistance. ican productions. as well as solo releases on many notable labels. santiago brings his working man’s house and techno into the world in its most pure form on this album. his use of a variety of rhythms and beautiful melodies puts him in the upper echelon of dance music producers today. and the results here are just as satisfying at home as they are in on the dancefloor.
here it is. our new release comes from the far west coast of the usa. from a total american.a blend of the north and south continents. the scfi xicano: santiago salazar. he is a long running veteran. ambassador of the deepest techno. founder and president of thehistoria & violencia imprint. sandwell district cooperator. if you are into techno. this guy needs no introduction. for his debut in our label. santiago provides four pieces of soulful electronic music suitable for mind or body dancing. slow tempos. vintage drums. resonant pads and heavy synth workout.
major people is a new label from santiago salazar. the debut track *new beginnings* is more of a theme song for salazar as he introduces the major people label. modulating synthes can be heard throughout the track and the catchy bassline will warm any dance floor.
*technik* is a slice of sleek. contemplative techno that is far out on a late-night tip. leaving only a bouncing bassline and skipping tech-house beat to hold down the groove amongst the tune’s more ethereal sounds. on the remix. chicagos defend:r (ricardo mirandas alter-ego) takes apart the original to form a hybrid electro style remix laced with sub bass grooves and just the right amount of synths to take it to the next level.
this is the beginning of much more to come from major people.
vinyl only! incl. huge santiago salazar remix (los hermanos. underground resistance). oy crew reached the fifth release. fighting against the poor digital sound. old and young is going on producing analogue sounds exclusively pressed on vinyls by young artists. with new sounds and old attitude to produce music for full listeners and dancers pleasure.
2 slamming tracks by label heads silent servant and santiago salazar with that classic historia y violencia formula! side a >mi alma< is a throbbing beast of a track with silent servants signature feedback sound underlying it all. while the drums pulsate along the track. the main synth modulates throughout working the dance floor to a techno frenzy. side b >corazon< is the perfect contrast! taking notes from the 313. salazar builds this track with vibes and strings to a uplifting detroit vibe that is his signature sound.
new 12 inch from esteban adame on his own ican productions label. esteban is known from his previous work on ican. underground quality. and as a member of the underground resistance band galaxy 2 galaxy. solid productions here!
in following up marcellus pittmans killer eastside story. seventh sign waste no time in bringing another red-hot act to the label. a member of the legendary underground resistance / los hermanos / galaxy 2 galaxy crew. santiago salazar has also enjoyed success as a member of the trinity (with mad mike banks and gerald mitchell) and more recently as ican. not to mention his many solo outings. his pedigree is unquestionable. a fact not lost on the many labels that have played host to his music. including submerge. planet e. motech and now seventh sign. santiagos sound is full of soul and warmth and is presented using state of the art production and a rich palette of modern sounds. as this e.p. demonstrates to devastating effect... hot!
stolen kisses recruited hakim murphy. a rising star of chicagos house scene. for its first kiss. >infinite sensations< is rather unlike his previous work. a dark and moody track driven by salvos of cutting percussion that give rise to glowering synth progressions and ominous blooms of sub-bass. its paired with two remixes from los angeles santiago salazar. the ur-affiliated artist. currently blowing the doors off for his own historia y violencia imprint. his s2 grind remix tunnels through the original. finding hypnotic techno bliss in vibrating synths lines. the jangling s2 sucio remix gets hips shaking by focusing on the tunes lighter side. whirling around chipper motifs with a distinctly latin sensibility.
los angeles legend david alvarado makes a special appearance on h&v ! salazar pays homage to carl craigs uber-classic >at les< ! hand stamped / custom embossed sleeve design. we are proud to present los angeles legend david alvarado making a special appearance on h&v. david has always been a big inspiration for us - a classic dj/producer and artist of the highest degree. this release sees both santiago salazar and david alvarado forge instant classics that transcend time and trend...
two tracks from local l.a. artists / djs santiago salazar and roque (subversive) hernandez that showcase the fundamental aesthetic of the modern classic. a side. izalco. is a deep composition that contrasts the classic sounds of chicago. new york and berlin but reinterpreted to represent the sound of the here and now. b side. retiro. is a brilliant. epic piece that brings to mind the l.a. coastline and its endless horizon -- beauty at its finest.
fresh 2010 repress !! historia y violencia is a new project exploring the hispanic roots of santiago salazar (dj s2) and j. mendez (silent servant). both producers dissect their latin upbringings as a cinematic theme to create snapshots of the day-to-day blood and sweat that has shaped them as individuals. the sound takes cue from detroit. berlin and chicago to create classic. deep dancefloor tracks. santiago salazar started djing in the early 90s inspired by mix tapes his brother was bringing back from the gay underground scene in los angeles. his style has always been a mixture of house and techno. after moving to detroit. santiago began his music training with mike banks. label founder of underground resistance. he is also half of the duo ican (ican productions / planet e) who have been responsible for some killer techno releases. the central american born j. mendez cut his teeth as jasper in the late 90s/early 2000s. running the california-based cytrax label. a veteran dj from the age of 16. he has performed worldwide in clubs from berlin to osaka. along with technical wizards kit clayton and sutekh. he helped shed light on the small but influential minimal techno scene on the west coast. a chance meeting with karl oconnor in 1999 established a friendship that would later open the door to the sandwell district label in 2006. silent servants sound is a reinterpretation of early 80s post-punk electronics. paired with the deep. metallic sounds of basic channel and downwards.
fresh 2010 repress !! two more deep but slamming techno cuts from this enigmatic duo. silent servant has definitely been picking up the pace of late. his recent release on techno-label-of-the-moment sandwell district showed a definite progression both in terms of style & >hardness<. and here >la noche < - a throbbing beast of a track - continues that progression. santiago salazar. fresh from a superb release on macromedia. pulls more atmospheric tricks out of the bag. but doesn t forget the dancefloor. cool shit. no doubt!
santiago salazar. ladies and gentlemen! member of underground resistance. producer of los hermanos. recording artist for planet e. a biography made in heaven. macro pulls the most incredible people these days and theres a method to the madness: >arcade< immediately shows why santiago is known to be one of detroits most forward thinking producers and djs. the chords! the hook! the synths! the drums! finally an anthem thats 0% retro and 100% euphoria. leaving the recent fashions behind. >arcade< spreads all the warmth and enthusiasm one could dream of this year. this is 2009! and if this wasnt enough: hot on the heels of >art of sorrow<. man of the moment stefan goldmann does his first remix for macro! his stunning version is a 15 minute monster. not just a jam. but a fully composed journey from deep reverberation to drum machine fueled peaks to a japanese flute and koto workout. depth on a new level. this is the difference this label makes - others do ambient. cosmic or krautrock. macro does the thrilling stuff.
santiago salazar aka dj s2 is better know as one half of ican. he has also been part of ur production units los hermanos and galaxy ii galaxy. he has also recorded as aztech sol. with this materia oscura he has delivered a release that >techno detroit< can be proud of. two deep. building techno tracks. in which you can easily hear his heritage. for fans of carl craig. ur etc. this is part 8 of 12 in this series.
for nearly a decade. raíz and subversive have distributed their vision of dance music on various labels including historia y violencia. electric deluxe. construct reform. droid recordings and their own imprint. vrv. three years into the vrv project. the label heads have decided it is time to expand the roster and showcase artists on a similar plane. producers they know can speak to the sound. the chosen interpreters on this release include dj hyperactive. santiago salazar and voiski.
opilec music is back with another excellent project. this time from acclaimed label boss i-robots with help from the uk s mike anderson of kms and chiwax association plus demented machine from opilec music.
modularz is a label focused on re-inventing american techno and concentrating mostly on the grey area where bothtechno & house music have no separation. the fusion between new elements mixed with older influences have a strong identity with label and by incorporating these subjects as well as the obsession with all things modular its given the label a niche identity among the techno and international dance community. modularz 03 _ entrada ep a strong 4 track release that features 2 original floor driving tracks by developer & a mental banger from silent servant. included on the release is a track by truncate - contrast 2 which was completely reworked and manipulated by santiago salazar.
after the huge >afrik< 12 inch that came out in 2006. todhchai brings their 2nd release with 3 stunning tracks. the title track meshes the vibe of detroit with favelas. >herobeat (lil gs beat)< is a funky number while >you search for a means< is a late night cut. urs santiago salazar also adds a remix!
huge package with 8 mixes for bones classic >music< speech. >what happened to the music? i remember when we used to dance.< dj bone. trench. samuel l. session. dj 3000. rennie foster. santiago salazar. aaron-carl. stephen brown. colored vinyl.
caminos del nino means path of the child. this track is a yoruban prayer sung by husband and wife vocalist gonzalo chomat and iris sandra cepeda (orginally from cuba). caminos del nino has also been blessed by the percussion playing of alberto lopez (orginally from colombia). again. ican has turned to the hi tech skills of dan caballero for his mixing and editing techniques and sought out the remixing skills of hollands orlando voorn.last on the release is an addition to santiago salazars sucio beats series. sucio beat 2 is a straight dj tool designed for the dj. by a dj. caught up somewhere in between house and techno.
two djs. one tracklist - an innovative double dj mix concept by the makers of macro. two djs. one tracklist. probably for the first time in the history of dance music a release focuses on extracting the pure sound signature of the dj. when the tracks to choose from are limited to one playlist. the sequencing decisions and mix styles of the djs reveal their individualities. as well as the different possibilities the music allows when formed into one continuous stream.macrospective is the first conceptual double mix offering a 1 on 1 comparison of the art of djing with two masters of the craft. but you’ll also love it for being a comprehensive retrospective of one of the most intriguing contemporary label catalogues in electronic music. the two mixes by macro founders stefan goldmann and finn johannsen highlight key works of the label (including poll winners the maze. law of return. arcade & lunatic fringe). bringing out the versatility and individuality of each track.
following on from the pioneering and heralded bugnology mix in 2004. and the equally outstanding bugnology 2 in 2006. number 3 will be with us. proud and clear! features the best tracks from steve bugs recent dj sets including tracks and mixes from some of the genres top producers like tigerskin. two armadillos (giles smith & martin dawson). manuel tur. peace division. lee jones (mymy) as well as the rising stars of now. martin stimming (diynamic). matthias meyer (liebe detail) or adultnapper (audiomatique) as well as the best newcomers.