First Floor

Bicep and Santiago Salazar

120 minsFirst aired 31 Aug 2017
Maxwell Schiano

UK duo Bicep break down their long-awaited debut album, while Santiago Salazar explains the magic behind his LA-Detroit connection.

It’s not often that artists get their start by writing a blog, but that’s exactly what happened with Bicep. Originally from Belfast and now ensconced in London, the pair have spent the past decade growing well beyond their online beginnings, traversing the underground circuit and gradually becoming high in demand DJs. With a self-titled debut full-length arriving this week on Ninja Tune, Bicep discuss the album’s genesis, their hardware obsession and how they balance their expanding profile with underground roots. Also joining the program is Santiago Salazar, a LA native who famously cut his teeth working alongside Underground Resistance in Detroit. With a new album, Aspirations for Young Xol, being released this week on Pastel Voids, he talks about his latest record, the importance of family and his blue collar day-to-day. Elsewhere, host Shawn Reynaldo shares the week’s best new electronic releases and premieres a track from the upcoming album by John Barera & Will Martin.


Produced by Shawn Reynaldo and Jordan Rothlein
Engineered by Oswaldo Terrones

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