About me

Disco-ball 02 copia
I was born in 1983 in Potenza, Southern Italy, and I started to play “acoustic spoondrums” when I was 6-7 yo. I usually played “In the air tonight” on my straw chairs but I had to stop when all of my chairs were broken, so I asked my parents to take some piano lessons and wooden chairs.
I started to learn guitar when I was 14 years old and then I played in some rock and metal bands, even some live concerts here and there in Italy.
In 2004 I fell in love with the electronic music and I started my first one-man-band project: Schatten, already with that 80s touch.
In summer 2011 I changed the moniker Schatten into my real name Vincenzo Salvia, and I started to work also for some TV commercials (Mediaset) and soundtracks.
The turning point was the summer 2012 when I released my first true inspired “Outrun” album: “Voyage” and I officially entered into the “Synthwave” scene.

Since that moment everything has been written here in my blog/website, checkpoint after checkpoint, stage after stage.
I also founded Sunlover Records (an indipendent label) with some of my friends, so maybe you can show us some love!
But now… The road is going to be long, so… turn on your radio and good travel!

VS Signature Small



Photos: Massimo Lovisco, “DiscoBall” Live and DJ Set, December 2012 – Tito (PZ)


3 thoughts on “About me

  1. Awesome story! I’m 25 now and I just started getting into producing music all thanks to NewRetroWave. I bought a Juno-106 and now Juno-60. I have no background in music so it’s a little difficult composing something. I love this sub-genre of 80s music because it reminds of my SNES and SEGA days. Your work is inspirational to me to keep on going.


  2. I listened to your track “Nightdrive with pizza”. It has very good audio levels with no clippings (checked it in Adobe Audition)! I reposted and liked it! Please one question: How do u promote ur tracks for bandcamp? It would also be nice if you would repost one of my tracks on ur soundcloud stream (cross promotion). Tnx brother!


Enter your comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s