Artist Salt Ashes has released a mix for our friends at Noisey and Vice’s new series: Sleeve Notes, which features themed mixes by original artists. Here’s an excerpt of what they had to say, click here for the full article and stream the full mix below:
“Salt Ashes sprung to attention last year with a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Black Celebration”. She’s got a lot of great backing already: Clash said she managed to imprint her identity on the “Black Celebration” without “losing sight of the integral ingredients that made the original so special” and the follow-up single, “Someday”, recieved props from Popjustice who said it was the perfect antidote for everyone currently waiting for Kylie Minogue to pull her finger out and they’re not lying – “Someday” is an elegant slice of delectable electro-pop..”
If you missed it last night, Phil Taggart over at BBC1 Radio featured Salt Ashes‘ follow-up single “If You Let Me Go” on his evening radio show after discovering the song via a fan on Twitter. You can stream the live broadcast on their website here. Here’s what Phil had to say when presenting the record: “Apparently that track was made by sleeping on floors in New York, Ibiza and Berlin. If that’s the quality of a track sleeping on people’s floors, imagine if she had a week in the studio…bit of Kate Bush in there…loving it!’”
Hear what all of the excitement about by streaming the single below, and purchasing it on iTunes today!
Today marks the worldwide release date for Salt Ashes’ follow up single “If You Let Me Go” and our friends at Indie Shuffle loved the record so much that they happily premiered it for us! Here’s what they had to say about it:
Salt Ashes’ newest single has a very uplifting quality. That is exactly what we all need today, being that it’s a Monday. Does anyone really like Mondays? (Rhetorical question.)
We hear some cool stories how songs were written, but while sleeping on floors between Ibiza, New York, and Berlin is a rarity. The quality of this track makes me question that statement. If it is true, and Salt Ashes keeps putting out hits like this, she won’t be sleeping on floors too long.
“If You Let Me Go” combines a bright disco style with some darker melodies, and is the perfect end of summer anthem. I almost feel wrong for saying this, but the ending riff that coincides with the drums is my favorite part. You’re probably thinking that is an odd thing to point out, but it really adds a lot of replay value to me. This song will be on repeat all day for me!
You can read the entirety of the article here and make sure to purchase the single today!
Emerging singer Salt Ashes, aka 22 year old Veiga Sanchez, will release her second single ‘If You Let Me Go’ September 2nd. Written and produced while sleeping on floors between Ibiza, New York and Berlin, it takes in her love for epic electronic grooves and melancholy drenched melodies with a nod to early eighties Madonna and the New York club scene. Obsessed with Giorgio Moroder’s blend of disco and epic dark atmospheres, the Brighton based songstress first sprang to attention with her inspired cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Black Celebration’. In March this year she released her debut single ‘Somebody’, an elegant synth pop excursion that received rave reviews and created a real buzz about this super talented newcomer.
This summer Salt Ashes played some key festivals including The Great Escape and Glastonbury and she’s gearing up for shows in London and Brighton in September, to be announced!
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!
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!”
You can read the full interview here, and be sure to download your copy of Salt Ashes’ “Somebody” here!
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.”
You can check out the rest of the post here, and grab your download of Salt Ashes “Somebody” (Satin Jackets Remix) here!
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!”
You can check out the full post here, and download your copy of Salt Ashes “Somebody (Cruelty Remix)” here!