As the follow up to her nu-disco release “Somebody,” Salt Ashes is gearing up to release her second debut single “If You Let Me Go,” which is currently being played exclusively on Gaydio.com and we are very happy to announce that the song was brought up to B rotation , along side Above & Beyond, Mapei, Nero, Klangkarussell, and more! Look out for a release day for “If You Let Me Go” and check out the music video for “Somebody” below!
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If you haven’t yet, head over to Attitude Magazine to read up on Salt Ashes’ interview on the inspiration behind “Somebody,” her upcoming projects, being compared to Kylie Minogue, and the origins of her name (it comes from a boat!) Check out an excerpt below of the interview, and head here to read it in its entirety! Oh and if you haven’t already purchased Salt Ashes’ latest single “Somebody” make sure you get it on iTunes today!
Somebody was, in fact, inspired by a break-up.
“The song is basically about that shit period you have to go through just after a break-up. It’s all of those emotions that you feel when you’re bumping into your ex at a club and seeing them with another person. You can hear in the song that he walks into the club with another girl and it fucking kills you, doesn’t it?”
The song’s video, is, erm, a bit NSFW…
“The steamy element wasn’t really in my vocabulary when I was thinking about the video. What I wanted was passion, fire and aggressiveness because fundamentally that’s what the song is about. It’s about that raw passion between people, then breaking up and still feeling that passion but feeling aggressive towards them. I wanted all that pushing and pulling.”
Despite being referred to as the “S&M Kylie”, Salt Ashes doesn’t really hear much of La Minogue in her music. However, she really doesn’t mind the comparison.
“I think with any any artist, the natural thing to want to do is relate it to something that you’ve heard – so you know where to place it. I think that Somebody is definitely very Kylie. I’m not going to deny it. It’s kind of a dark Kylie. I don’t mind, really. I think I’m going to be continuously compared to people. The aim is to be as individual as possible, which can be difficult as the industry is so saturated with new musicians. But as long as I’m trying then I’m happy.”
Salt Ashes has been interviewed by Bright Side Live! The songstress speaks with BSL about her influences, future projects and more. Here’s a snippet of the interview:
“Let’s talk about your style. If you could compare your music to anyone in the history of time, who would it be and why?
I don’t like comparing my music to other artists, purely because I think my judgement is clouded when it’s my own creation. I aspire it to be a Giorgio Moroder and Kate Bush baby with a kiss of Depeche Mode. That would be cool… Dance, magic and darkness fused.
I noticed the track has also gained popularity amongst remix artists… If you could have one person remix “Somebody” who would it be and why?
Todd Terje because I love his latest record. It’s mad good. And Daniel Avery.. Sorry that’s two!
Things are just getting started. Where would you like to be in a year or so?
I would love to be playing great gigs, making more music and dancing harder.
Your EP has gotten a wonderful response. Can we expect a full length project sometime soon?
That is the aim, yes. I’ve been focusing on writing the past year or so and there is definitely a records worth of material there and more so I’m very eager to begin thinking about a release. Things always take longer than I think!”
Salt Ashes “Somebody” (Satin Jackets Remix) has been featured on DancingAstronaut.com! Here’s what they had to say:
“German duo Tim Bernhardt and Den Ishu join the Dancing Astronaut airwaves as Satin Jackets, the indie dance stand outs responsible for a wide array of original hits and sterling remix outputs since their inception. On their contribution to The Radar, the pair piece together 12 tracks of early morning music, kicking things off on a mellow note with Bogdan Irkuk remix of “Lullaby for Robert” by Al Usher before unveiling a remix of the silky smooth “Never Without You,” from the hands of Domestic Technology. Things pick up a bit as the mix moves through an interesting array of cuts courtesy of Darius, Heion, Les Loups, Oxford and more, including the Jackets own remix of Salt Ashes “Somebody.” Combining tasty French touch, filter cut white noise, and sugar-coated synthwork, the duo delivers effortlessly in the lower BPM range, leaving behind a lush and relaxing hour of disco and indie dance offerings — fused with a touch of tropical sunrises.”
Feed your inner vinyl junkie with Salt Ashes single, “Somebody” on 12”, now on BandCamp! The record includes “Somebody,” along with her single “Little Dove” and the “Somebody” (Cruelty Remix), and is only avalible for the US and Canada. You can click here to get yours, and be sure to get your digital download here!
Sending over a big thank you to our friends over at FreshNewTracks.com for featuring Salt Ashes “Somebody (Cruelty Remix)!” Here’s what they had to say:
“Last week I featured Satin Jackets’ latest remix of Salt Ashes’ “Somebody,” a nu-disco rendition of the synth-pop record, well this week having that tune on repeat on my SoundCloud, I couldn’t help but love the Cruelty remix of “Somebody” as well, which adds a funky touch to the original. I know I’m a month late with this one, but this track is by far underrated, and with the current exposure “Somebody” is getting, there’s no doubt this record deserves a revisit and a feature! This is a must listen and a must download!”
Our friends at Dancing Astronaut featured and reviewed Satin Jackets’ nu-disco remix of Salt Ashes’ debut single “Somebody.” Read what they had to say below:
The brainchild of German production talent Tim Bernhardt and his friend Den Ishu, Satin Jackets have established themselves as tentpoles in the indie dance discussion. Furthering their influence in the lower BPM range, their latest groove-driven output comes in remix form, this time reworking Salt Ashes “Somebody.” The debut single from 22-year old Veiga Sanchez, “Somebody” is defined by the Brit songbird’s evocative wails, vocals that are effortlessly juxtaposed by The Jackets lush padwork and tinsel-coated piano rolls. A summer sunset in sonic form, Satin Jackets once again deliver on their now patented indietronic tendencies.
Stream the remix below, and purchase it today on iTunes!
HotBandGirls had a chance to catch up with Salt Ashes to discuss her sexy music video for her latest release “Somebody,” the inspiration behind her song, and the challenges that come with being a women in the music industry. You can read an excerpt of the interview below, and read the full article here. Make sure you purchase “Somebody” on iTunes today!
-You have just started out in the music scene as Salt Ashes, what is the message you want to convey to the world as an artist?
Right now, I am just sharing pieces of my mind and heart little by little for listeners to take what they want from it. If my music brings any kind of strong emotion out in somebody then I am always winning.
-Did you face any challenges when writing your latest single, “Somebody”?
This was actually one of those ones that came out in an evening…. I did some fine tuning later but the best part of it flew out of me pretty quickly. This definitely doesn’t happen all the time though, that would be a dream. Usually my best writing happens fast for some reason which is annoying when you’ve spent ages pouring blood and tears into a song and then it’s not good at all.
The good folks at Planet Notion fell in love with Salt Ashes’ debut single “Somebody,” and decided to reach out to find out more about Mrs Ashes and what inspires her. Here are 10 things Salt Ashes is obsessed with:
“I love anything with a cape , I love pulling my hood up and hiding , I like looking Sinister and mysterious in a nice black cape”
“It’s like eating treacle and latex , it smells amazing and cures everything, I eat it everyday and can’t live without it.”
3. Book: 1984 by George Orwell
“I just re-read this recently , such an amazing story, my songs are often about betrayal and the hiding of feelings or escape, I love visions of the future. Or in this case the future past.”
4. Ableton Controller
“We love using Ableton live to run all our tracks , it’s an amazing and instinctive programme and I love the new controller, it looks like a disco when it’s all lit up.”
5. Big chunky Silver Skeleton themed jewellry
“I love oversized jewellry and I’m really into bones and strange skulls and chunky designs.”
6. Music: Daniel Avery Drone Logic
“An amazing forward thinking dance record, it has such wonderful textures and bass sounds. He’s a master of swell and build and the whole record is so musical. Love it.”
7. Drive Soundtrack and Movie
“I love the mood and Visual tone of the movie , the nocturnal widescreen feel and futuristic city vibes and the soundtrack really locks it down it’s a masterpiece.”
“If there’s one place I wish I had visited it’s the famed disco inferno that was Studio 54, the music the glamour and seedy nature of the place, I try to imagine it and put that excitement into my own music.”
9. Bass Players – Bootsy Collins
“I love bass lines and I love Bass players , I love the funk.”
10. Really amazing High Heels
“Life without great shoes would not be worth living , I like the way they make me feel and I like to dance and fall over on stage in them.”
Shout out to our friends at Notable Dance whom picked Salt Ashes’ “Somebody” as their track of the day! Here’s what DJ Ron Slomowicz had to say about the single:
“Imagine Kate Bush doing a dark synth-pop cover of Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration,” and you have the initial buzz single of Veiga Sanchez (a/k/a Salt Ashes). For the “official” debut comes “Somebody,” a slick-yet-moody downtempo electronic record with the feel of a New Order side project – maybe Revenge or Electronic. The comparisons to Kate Bush are obvious, but there’s a hint of a Natalia Kills noir in there that gives it an even darker, angelic vibe. While not exactly club-ready, the Cruelty remix adds a new beat with a kind of RAC-meets-DFA vibe. With her unique and ethereal (yet powerful) voice, I imagine that there will be some strong DJ/Producer collabs coming soon.”