Imagine yourself in the pit at the Maroquinerie - so hot, so full of people and so ready to bounce to General Elektriks (aka Herve Salters') keyboards and dream-team of musicians (Sebastien Martel, Jessie from Fancy amongst others)... GE's live show was so powerful, funky and groovy... Herve is crazy onstage: jumping, dansing, slapping the keyboard with such ease and grace. Living in San Fran and hanging out with the Quannum crew (Blackalicious, Shadow, ...) and doing the keys for The Mighty Underdogs (for example) has made this guy the hottest artist in 2009! Best be on the lookout...
General Elektriks is the brainchild of Hervé RV Salters. A French national and a keen vintage keyboard player, Salters was playing keys for his bands and for various artists in Paris (Femi Kuti, M, DJ Mehdi etc ) before he moved to San Francisco in 1999.more>>>
He sarted working on funk collages as he was moving to the US, using his favorite keyboards, a computer and a mic. GE became a musical journal that followed RV through his move to Seattle, then back to the Bay Area, in Berkeley, where he currently resides. There, he hooked up with the Quannum crew (Blackalicious, Lyrics Born, DJ Shadow ) and started sessioning for them. He invited Quannum s own Lateef The Truthspeaker and Chief Xcel on a few tracks, then completed the 1st GE album, Cliquety Kliqk. Hailed by URB as Ennio Morricone for the 21st century, the album is a far out mix of vintage funk, hip hop beats, noir riffs, cinematic arrangements, pop melodies and digital twinkle.
After touring behind the album, Salters joined Blackalicious in the studio to work on The Craft and toured with them for over a year. Concurrently, he formed San Francisco trio Honeycut with singer Bart Davenport and drummer/programmer Tony Sevener. Quannum Projects released their critically acclaimed 1st album, The Day I Turned To Glass, in 2006. As he was touring with Honeycut and laying keys down for more artists (Lifesavas, Curumin,, Jel, The Mighty Underdogs, etc ), Salters started working on a second GE effort. Good city for dreamers was completed in the fall of 2008. On 'Good City,' RV whips up his own take on psychedelia, one where future soul, oldschool pop, sampling, indie rock, hip hop and free jazz make sparkles as they collide. In doing so, the French expatriate joins the growing ranks of artists who are citizens of the world, nomads who create a sonic landscape that feeds as much on their origins as it does on their travels.
French label that started in February 1998 for "the development of French electronic music". Through its distribution division, French artists that otherwise would only be known in France, are now known throughout the world. They have moved from their French house origins to now include jazz, world music, pop and rock.more>>>
Created in 1997, La Maroquinerie can welcome 500 music lovers. Its eclectic selection offers you the edgiest and the hottest of today s sounds. But you can also chill out at the bar / restaurant or at the covered terrace, combining a musical evening with gastronomy ! This truly is the finest of the Parisian concert scene, and the staff has always welcomed us with open arms... Great sound, lighting, atmosphere and musical selection. Word.more>>>
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