On the heels of the label’s Surreal Estate compilation, California’s Frite Nite imprint drops its 14th release and first in a series of DJ-friendly digital singles showcasing the crew’s eclectic taste in dance music.
FTNT014 is a 2-track collab between LA-based label boss Salva and San Francisco mainstay Grenier (aka DJG) taking cues from a wide array of influences past and present. Recorded in early 2012 in sessions split between both of the artist’s Cali studios — these two tracks are brand new, hot off the press and we’re excited to get them into your DJ crates.
On the A-side “Wake The Dead”, you can clearly hear the mesh of Grenier’s Junglist roots against Salva’s affinity for Chicago warehouse jack, bobbing back and forth between half-time and double-time rhythms, 808’s, chopped breakbeats and a hot dubbed out gospel vocal. Sounds like a delicious hot fudge sundae doesn’t it? The B-side “Forest Floor” is a touch deeper and more musical, carrying a quasi-tribal element and heavy bass built for the discerning club DJ and ethereal mixtape artist alike. Salva and Grenier prove to be an exciting and natural pairing for their first of hopefully many collaborations, we hope you enjoy these as much as we do.
About the artists…
Grenier’s dark, sexy and intelligent club tracks (as DJG) have dominated various label compilations as of late such as Brownswood Electric, Frite Nite’s Surreal Estate, Pinch’s FABRICLIVE mix and Photek’s DJ-Kicks mix. With forthcoming releases on Tectonic, Photek Productions and GetDarker and his debut solo album later this year, Grenier proves to be one to watch coming from the American left coast.
Frite Nite label head and Friends of Friends recording artist Salva has proven not only to be a dominating remixing artist — retouching the likes of Shlohmo, Para One, The Glitch Mob, Tomas Barford, Om Unit, Beans (Anti-Pop Consortium), Rainbow Arabia and more — he finds time to run his own imprint Frite Nite and still ride off heat from his two acclaimed 2011 FoF original releases. Catch Salva this summer as he makes his debut at staple music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, Movement, Mutek, Sonar and more.