Sunday, January 18, 2009
mnml ssgs mx19: santiago salazar
things are moving fast here in ssgs-ville. i know it hasn't been long since we hit you up with kassem's excellent contribution to the mnml ssgs mx series (we'll be posting the tracklisting to it soon), but now we are back for the 19th installment care of santiago salazar. santiago has been dj'ing since the early '90s and all those years of developing his craft can be heard in the quality mix he has kindly put together for us. most recently he has been producing under his own name, as ican with esteban adame, and has set up a new label with fellow ssg mixer, silent servant. i want to say something briefly about this new label, as i think it is really worthwhile what they are trying to do with it, and it was one of the major reasons we approached santiago to contribute to the series. the label is called 'historia y violencia'. in a recent interview, silent servant explained the logic behind this title:
'to sum it up latin cultures historicly have had a very violent past so is basically a project exploring the hispanic roots of santiago salazar and my latin upbringing and using it as a cinematic theme to create snapshots of the day-to-day blood and sweat that has shaped us as individuals. the sound takes cue from detroit, berlin and chicago to create classic tracks.'
the first release on historia y violencia does an excellent job of realising this vision, which LWE described as 'absolutely essential'. i am very interested to see how this project develops.
on to the mix. this is how santiago explained it to me: 'this is my 1st mix of 2009. this mix is something i've been craving for a long time now: a deep housey-techno feel.' indeed it is. as you'll hear he does a great job of controlling the tempo and building the vibe. i've had this one on repeat since getting it. again, we'll delay releasing the tracklisting so you can listen to it with open, fresh ears. enjoy.
mnml ssgs mx19: santiago salazar (direct dl)
we'll organise a mirror soon. much respect to santiago for taking the time to put this mix together for us all. for anyone near berlin, he'll be playing at panorama bar on march 28th, and for the rest of us there is also a new ep coming out on macro recordings may 3rd, 2009. for more info on santiago salazar, check his myspace.