OFF (Snap-Vorläufer) und Sven Väth-Klassiker "Electrica Salsa) in Remixes von Henrik Schwarz, Roman Flügel. (2x12", Gatefold Cover, Heißfolienprägung). Man muss kein Hellseher sein um zu sagen, dass dieses Biest hier die kommende Opoen-Air- und Festival-Saison rocken wird. Electrica Salsa - Revisited 30 years later - remixes by Roman Flügel and Henrik Schwarz France, Italy, Austria, Germany - quite precisely thirty years ago, one electronic track turned the European music charts upside down: "Electrica Salsa" by the Frankfurt project OFF - a collective producing their tracks at Master Music Studio. The founders of "Organisation For Fun" were no underdogs: Michael Münzing and Luca Anzilotti would go on as duo SNAP! And write global hits like "The Power" or "Rhythm Is A Dancer", writing pop history. And the third member of OFF was then 21-year-old Sven Väth, today one the most notorious international DJs. "Michael and Luca were the masters of equipment, responsible for the mixing desk and the recording tape we used to make the master tapes. I was the one providing song ideas, grooves and bringing a good mood to the studio." In the summer of 1986, House Music was mainly a thing at black Clubs in Chicago. Detroit Techno (and the Berlin scene) was still in the making. "Electrica Salsa" prompted a new feel in pop culture, adopting modern techniques like the use of sound samples driven by a unique beat, creating what would be called Balearic-Fusion. It included everything from digital Underground up to the Love Parade. Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main area experienced an era of departure and pioneering spirit. "There were really great sound systems at clubs and the Dorian Gray at Frankfurt Airport was one of the best in the country. They didn't have closing hours; people would party on until midday. They came from all over Germany. The area produced a great number of projects: Moskwa TV, Bigod 21,16 Bit, Off, Moses P, Abfahrt, Dance to Trance, Snap, PCP, Earth Nation - to name just a few." "Around the turn of the year 1985/86 we were quite productive getting the maximum out of our new studio. All three of us were working as DJs on a regular basis and we got together to elaborate our ideas for new stuff", Sven Väth remembers. "The predecessor project had been named 16 Bit, it was Michael's and Luca's baby. OFF happened quite naturally as we were trying out some things at the studio. We had a concrete 4/4 bass drum playing and the other two were experimenting on the bass. So I went over to the microphone and tried out some word and syllable sounds. Somehow my lips formed "Electrica Salsa" and then "Ba Ba Ba". It got everything started; ideas just flowed after that. So we added Trumpets and Timbales that I recorded live. I didn't really know anything about percussion but I loved playing around with rhythms. So I got myself a high-end professional percussion set. The thick "boom" sound on the other hand is a sample from a Mercedes S 500 door being slammed!"