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