SALITRE Vigo takes the first firm step.
It is a pride for all our team to have this line-up as a presentation of our project, a sociocultural movement founded by Southear and Anxiety for Living, which seeks to resuscitate the primitive instinct of latent clubbing in Vigo.
Substance aka DJ Pete (Chain Reaction, Ostgut Ton – DE)
If you want to trace the beginnings of DJ Pete’s status in Techno culture, you have to go back a very long way. He emerged as a DJ in the pioneering days of the Berlin scene during the late 80s and joined Hard Wax in 1991, which now makes him the longest serving staff member of the legendary record store.
As a producer he made his name with the first release on Chain Reaction in 1995. Substance, the acclaimed alias DJ Pete uses for his own productions has a back catalogue of highly influential solo efforts and an impressive string of acclaimed remixes for pivotal Techno artists like Juan Atkins, Regis, Kessell, Orphx, Robert Hood, Rhythm & Sound, Monolake or Shed, among many others.
DJ Pete earned similar respect behind the decks, combining highly individual yet refined mixing skills with both his vast encyclopedic knowledge of Techno history and an unquenchable thirst for new sounds that carry the potential to push all boundaries. Beyond that his energetic sets also incorporate elements of pure Techno, the Hard Wax tradition and powerful House tracks. His seemingly unlimited scope is informed by frequent Dynamic Tension nights at Tresor in the late 90s with Surgeon and his residency at Berghain since its opening, as well as countless successful gigs at the most crucial nights of the scene’s international circuit.
A typical DJ Pete performance is always delivering an array of programming, sequencing, layering and live effects that goes well beyond a mere presentation of tracks. True to Techno’s original claim, innovations in sound and technology are intuitively employed to achieve a floor sensation that manages to involve the crowd on as many levels as possible.
Leiras (Ownlife, Olympian – DE)
Always behind new musical formulas, always digging in the classical sound of techno. Leiras is a persistent dj and producer born in the north of Spain. After releasing music under several aliases and different labels around the world during the past decade, was the moment to start a new project under his real surname. It is also the time that he created the Ownlife™ platform. A new record label, focused on the mental and hypnotic side of techno, where he launches regularly his vision of the electronic music, and eventually, records from artists who are exploring music fields in common.
Leiras is also behind the SELD subseries from their associated label Ownlife, a catalogue of reissues under one single concept: “perpetuating the legacy of some of techno and electronic music pioneers, bringing the attention back to music that keeps the pure character and commitment it was created with”.