Currently residing in Manchester, Felix Nyajo aka salute was born and raised in Vienna, and thus joins an illustrious group of electronic musicians (MOTSA, Sohn etc.) who have found inspiration and solace within the great European city. And while salute is shaped by his upbringing in Vienna, his musical taste as a teenager are heavily influenced by UK bass culture and US dance music– citing the likes of LuckyMe and Warp as influences. His inspirations are however not solely limited to the electronic spectrum and Nyajo takes much inspiration from a variety of sounds, spanning decades of musical history – for example he takes great influence from 1970s funk and 1980s synth music. Crucially though, Nyajo’s ear matches his scope and ambition with the salute project and although he only started making music when he was 14, Nyajo’s compositions have ranged from hip-hop beats to synth-led electronics, which showcase melodic, energetic and harsh elements to his production work.
Having now made headway into his breakthrough after launching his debut EP, salute has garnered much deserved attention from a plethora of tastemakers, award committees and other associations. The blogosphere was set alight upon the release of the ‘My Heart’ EP, which showcased Nyajo’s ability to produce soulful melodies, while directly aiming for the hips and the dancefloor. ‘My Hearts’s impact is hard to ignore and has found huge support from a swath of influential editorial sites including The FADER, Pitchfork, and Dummy.
After playing numerous festival slots and shows with the likes of Caribou, What So Not, Flume and Rustie, 2016 has been instrumental for salute and continues to be the breakthrough year for this enviable talent. The launch of his band live show saw him moving away from the DJ bracket and reaching new heights in terms of live performances
Having worked with GRAMMY nominated artist D.R.A.M. as well as hotly tipped US artist Abra, salute continues to cement his position as a songwriting force to be reckoned with.
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sehr toller track!!
wäre sicher eine freunde ihn zu remixen...