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UK Producer Salute Swans in with "Storm"

Fresh from dropping his collab with D.R.A.M. last month, Brighton producer salute follows up with this banger.

by Kwele Serrell
Jul 7 2016, 1:49pm

Twenty-year-old Vienna-born, Brighton-based artist salute (yup, lower case) returns with his new track “Storm” just in time for all your sticky summer warehouse parties. The young producer, otherwise known as Felix Nyajó, made a mark recently when he released his jaunty, horn-blasted single “One More Chance” featuring D.R.A.M this past May (although his six month old EP Gold Rush featuring ABRA is also an excellent intro collection). Perhaps you're wondering how a relatively new artist like salute hailed attention from someone like the cha-cha master D.R.A.M.? Just press play and it all makes sense. The UK artist infuses oscillating synths, vocals chopped and cut to create syncopated beats, and singer Cleo Tighe's soulful tones to bridge genres and create a magical matrimony of sounds. When listening to his tunes it’s physically impossible not to dance or feel warm and giddy on the inside. You know, all the cliché ways good music is supposed to make you feel.

“I'm mega proud of 'Storm,'" explains salute. "I kind of see it as the follow up to my last single 'Diamond' that was a huge step up in my production and capacity to build a structured pop song. I worked with the same vocalist (Cleo Tighe) on that one, and together we reimagined an instrumental, which I'd always loved, into something catchy that gets you going.”

"Storm" is lifted from his forthcoming mini-album My Heart; listen below.