Santiago Salazar – Aspirations For Young Xol [REKIDS111]

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 now gets a full release on wax.

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Santiago Salazar – Aspirations For Young Xol [REKIDS111]

Santiago Salazar – Chicanismo [LWYFLP001]

It’s been a decade since Underground Resistance affiliate Santiago Salazar made his debut on Los Hermanos. Surprisingly, this double pack represents his first attempt releasing an album, though whether Chicanismo was intended to be a ‘proper’ full length is a moot point. There’s certainly plenty to enjoy, with Salazar melding his usual influences – deep house, Detroit techno, tech-house, Latin rhythms and dreamy, rave-era, breakbeat driven grooves – into a range of attractive, floor-friendly cuts. There’s naturally much to enjoy throughout, from the title track’s Motor City beats, heavy bass and swirling pads, to the bumpin’ tribal rhythms and mangled tropical bird noises of ”UKB to LAX”.

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Santiago Salazar – Chicanismo [LWYFLP001]

Santiago Salazar – Galatic Stomp EP [FB013]

Following a five-year hiatus the #Stockholm based label, Finest Blend makes its return. With previous releases from the likes of Orlando Voorn, Shawn Rudiman, Terence Dixon and label head, Kenny Black it became synonymous with hi-tech grooves, breaking barriers, crossing genres and developing new ones. For its re-launch Finest Blend turns to Santiago Salazar with three tracks of his characteristic house / techno sound. His new EP for Finest Blend opens with the upbeat ‘Galactic Stomp’ full of shimmering flourishes and a tough bassline, before the funked-up shuffle of ‘The Twang’ makes its hit, ending with the spacey electronics of ‘3000 Northend’.

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Santiago Salazar – Galatic Stomp EP [FB013]

VA – Espacio Profundo [LWYF005]

Cover art - Various Artists: EP

Love What You Feel is back, and the family is expanding! LWYF-005 is a various artists EP featuring jams by four master craftsmen of house and techno whose music has been a mainstay in the record boxes of the label heads for years. Santiago Salazar, Lerosa, Moonstarr and J Fine.

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VA – Espacio Profundo [LWYF005]

Seldom Seen – Catwalk EP [FRV011]

SELDOM SEEM - Catwalk EP

Frigio proudly presents one of the best producers from the Detroit techno academy, now based in L.A, Seldom Seen aka Santiago Salazar delivers the amazing Catwalk EP. Fierce, extrava, glamorous, attitude, fabulous, drama…. All these words could describe what you will find on this record of one track and two versions.

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Seldom Seen – Catwalk EP [FRV011]

Old and Young – Gamma Ray EP [OY005]

GAMMA RAY EP (SANTIAGO SALAZAR RMX) (VINYL ONLY)

Old and Young Records chooses to release two tracks that explain its style and mind, produced by the entire crew (Alessandro Gambo, D-Vince, Sergio Pace, The Acid Music Band), between dark moods and powerful grooves, the tracks explain what is Old and Young Records, while Santiago Salzar comes with as remixer of their fifth release.

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Old and Young – Gamma Ray EP [OY005]

Claude Young – Impolite To Refuse [ICAN009]

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Originally released in 1996, ”Impolite to Refuse” immediately inspired the future members of ICAN. It had that Detroit Techno soul with latinized bass and percussion; even before Knights of The Jaguar, Claude Young’s masterpiece had won us over. Also included on this release are two new versions of ”Impolite to Refuse”. Esteban Adame and Santiago Salazar did their homework to recreate the strings, bass and then added their own inspired twists for the ICAN Remake. Esteban Adame slows it down to 118 bpm for a latin funk jam on his Deep Mix.

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Claude Young – Impolite To Refuse [ICAN009]

Hakim Murphy – First Kiss [KISS1101]

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Debut release of the new US. label Stolen Kisses. Hakim Murphy delivers the original version, 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.

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Hakim Murphy – First Kiss [KISS1101]

Seldom Seen – Radio Slide(2007-2010) [FR020]

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Santiago Salazar’s project Seldom Seen. The UR project’s ingredients are a pure analogue electro-techno-funk hybrid with slip and sliding samples and topped off with tweaked 303s for good measure. Frustrated Funk now releases 4 of S2’s best Slide tracks from the period 2007-2010.

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Seldom Seen – Radio Slide(2007-2010) [FR020]