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Thursday, October 28, 2010

That's My Jam: Salva's Beat-Heavy Synth Funk

Posted By on Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Salva (the person, not the cat)
  • Salva (the person, not the cat)
For a good while now, the main man behind San Francisco's Frite Nite label, Paul Salva, has stood firmly behind his label, making sure its delivery of futuristic, eclectic electronic music ran smoothly as it remained tasteful and interesting. But the label head makes music too, under the name Salva, and next year will see the release of his own full-length album, Complex Housing. Before that record drops via the Friends of Friends label -- complete with remixes from Machinedrum, My Dry Wet Mess, fellow Bay Area producer B. Bravo, and Lazer Sword's Lando Kal -- we can catch its first single over on The FADER, entitled "Blue."

Salva's new tune is a pristine slice of squelching, synth-driven funk, albeit 'funk' that sounds like it comes from a whole other time and place. Its impressively infectious melodies are rivaled only by the smashing beats that surround them. The soundscape is fully realized with the addition of warm, warbling ambiance in the background. Sure, you can dance a bit to Salva's "Blue," but you can also just sit and listen to the rich production through headphones. After getting into this track, keep your eyes out for the beatsmith's next performance in the city at his weekly Change the Beat party on November 9. His Complex Housing record is due February 8.

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