- Release Date 2012-01-30
- Label Loco Records
- Catalog LRD057
Salvatore Agrosi aka MindTech is one of the youngest DJ's and producers on the international music scene. He was born in Salento in the south of Italy in 1988. When he was 16, he started to love house music and at 17 he started to play for the best clubs in Salento. He's strongly influenced by: Osunlade, Masters At Work, Fudge, Yass, Jon Cutler, Boddhi Satva, Marlon D, DJ Deep, Rocco, Manoo, Karizma, C2, Larry Heard, Jimpster, Alix Alvarex, Mr.V, Patrick Green, Sammy Rock, Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson (when he was black), Kerri Chandler, Kim English, James Brown (RIP), MAW, L.L Vega, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Stephanie Cooke, Jill Scott, Blaze, Angie Stone, Patti La Belle, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sting, Luther Vandross, Bah Samba, Anita Baker, Faith Evans, Prince, Sade, Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire, Quentin Harris, Roy Ayers, Sarah Devine, Kings Of Tomorrow, Larry Levan, Leroy Burgess, Marshall Jefferson, Moodymann, Nervous NY, Soul Straight No Chaser, Reel People, D. Ferrer, Ame Frank, Dixon, L. Behrenroth, DJ Spen, Liquid People, Dimitri from Paris, and many others. His career as a producer started in August 2008 when he turned 20. His first remix was released on Sofitone Rec. - Patrick Green's "Qua Tanka". This tune achieved a huge success and remained on Traxsource top20 for a few weeks. Right after that Salvatore presented his own productions through CyberJamz Records. The "Elsewhere EP" featured two tracks. In the same year he created a new project called MindTech Crew with his friend and collegue Marco Fracasso. They released their "Deep South EP" on Deeper Sounds of Raisani. Two original tracks by Salvatore Agrosi "I Can" and the title track "Spirit" and remixes by MindTech and label head Lars Behrenroth completed his debut EP on Deeper Shades Recordings. Lars Behrenroth himself made two remixes for Salvatore's project which turned out to be very successful for Deeper Shades Rec. "Spirit EP" got support from Jimpster, Yass, Lovebirds, Guy Robin, Scope, Boddhi Satva, Halo, Claude Monnet and others. Salvatore's sound passes from the most profound soul to the deep pure with a touch of Afro and deep tech elements. His productions have been released on Deeper Shades Recording, Soundmen On Wax, Offering, Season Limited, Progcity Deep, Sofitone Rec and Seed Recordings and many others.
As previously stated, the single also introduces Lazarusman - a Slam Poet and vocalist from Germiston in South Africa. Even though the artist got raised in the East Rand and was teased in school, he was not stopped from developing one hell of a vocal switch. We can admire Lazarusman's skills owing to lyrics he has performed for a German producer Martin Stimming, after the two gentlemen had a chance encounter in London. Tracks featured by Lazarusman have appeared on top 10 charts by Seth Troxler, Stephan Bodzin and Hernan Cattaneo, just to name a few. For Lazarusman, who has already been an established Poet attending Slam Poetry and Art festivals around the world, such a warm welcome into the electronic music industry was quite a surprise and made him so excited that he decided to get himself involved in more projects of this kind with obviously a great result.