General Elektriks is the brainchild of RV Salters. A French national and keen vintage keyboard player, he initiated GE just before moving to San Francisco. Using a computer, his oldschool keys and a SM-57 mike, he started sewing together loops, Funky keyboard licks, ethereal melodies and digital tweaking. GE became a musical journal that followed RV through his move to Seattle, then back down to the Bay Area, Berkeley, where he currently resides. There, he started laying keys down for the Quannum crew. Quannums own Lateef The Truth Speaker and Chief Xcel returned the favor by guesting on GE. Consisting of 12 songs from the journal, Cliquety Kliqk was first released in France by Bleu Electric, then picked up by Compost for Europe and by Quannum for the US.
Aesthetically, GE is a project that refuses to land in a particular bin at the record store. A mix of vintage sounds, hip hop beats, noir riffs, dreamy vocals, cinematic arrangements and digital twinkle, Cliquety Kliqk embraces all of RVs musical addictions. Radically new yet strangely familiar, General Elektriks is like a friend that you meet for the first time but feel like youve known all your life
Archeo is just an 18 year old wonder kid with an heart full of soul, and a pocket full of bubblegum.
Put simply its pop, slicked back with a handful of hair gel and infectious hooks.
Born in Bombay to an Indian father and a mother from Panama, Archeo has spent his youth in Hong Kong and Nigeria, but finally calls London home. He’s into loads of different things, and that’s exactly the point!
Expect an incendiary live show with an army of synthesizers and a brigade of brass, coupled with a rhythm section that’ll knock you the funk out. Let him make you take those hesitant steps towards the dance floor…
It’s the Titans meets T-Rex with this gender-bending chap, and he’s only just begun chewing the gum in his pocket.
This track has one of the sickest basslines I’ve ever heard on an electronica track. It’s right up there for me with PJ Harvey’s bassline from “Down By The Water”
Super Collider is Jamie Lidell and Cristian Vogel that formed in 1998. They released two critically-acclaimed albums – Head On in 1999, and Raw Digits in 2002 – before their growing solo careers pushed the project on hold for the foreseeable future. This track is from their first release, “Head On”.
Lovin’ the bass hook on this track. ESG (Emerald Sapphire & Gold) was an all girl group from South Bronx, New York circa 1978 to 1990’s. They mix Soul, Funk, Disco, and New Wave all into their own dance vibe, which would probably be labeled “Deep House” now-a-days. This track was originally released in 1982 on ESG’s EP titled, “ESG Says Dance To The Beat of Moody”.