salute a passé les 18 premières années de sa vie à Vienne, en Autriche, une ville connue pour ses rues propres et sa belle architecture. C’est à Vienne, alors qu’il était alors adolescent que l’artiste est tombé amoureux de la scène électronique (grime, drum & bass, dubstep, garage) britannique via Internet et des jeux comme FIFA. « J’étais vraiment fasciné par ça et à un moment donné j’ai réalisé que je voulais faire de la musique comme ça moi-même ».
salute spent the first 18 years of their life in Vienna, Austria, a city known for its clean streets and beautiful architecture. It was in Vienna as a young teen that they first started becoming enamoured with British dance music via the internet and games like FIFA Street – grime, drum & bass, dubstep, garage – before realising that they too, could make their own beats and sounds. “I was really fascinated by it and at some point realised I wanted to make music like this myself,” they recall. “I downloaded Fruity Loops at the age of 13 and essentially everything started from there.” salute moved to Brighton at 18 before eventually landing in Manchester, where they are now currently based. It was in the UK that they started attending club nights, getting wrapped up in what club culture really meant, on the ground, and swiftly evolving as an artist. They met a network of UK producers, started cultivating a sound. “My only exposure before then had been seeing stuff on YouTube and Boiler Room,” they say, laughing. “Before I moved to the UK, my music was a lot less clubby, a lot less dancey. So yeah, going to grime, garage and dubstep nights had a huge influence on the way I produce and my sound in general.”