On The Floor
Art conductor, vegan chef and minimal punk funk legend. Liquid Liquid’s Sal P live in the mix at São Paulo’s Museu da Imagem e do Som.
In a career lasting more than three decades, New York’s very own Salvatore Principato AKA Sal P gained notoriety in various trades and genres. If not for his photography or vegan cooking, Sal is probably known best for lending his voice and percussion skills to NYC’s minimalist punk funk outfit Liquid Liquid. Their own brand of “body music” began to be heard not only alongside bands such as Suicide and ESG, but also in the pioneering sets of DJs like Afrika Bambaataa and Larry Levan, most famously being sampled by Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious 5 on “White Lines,” forever putting their name in hip-hop’s history books. In the early 1990s, Sal P began conducting words-and-music shows in clubs and art venues, was running his own rehearsal studio, and got involved with a number of fellow free-spirited bands and projects such as Liki Othaus and Avant Garbage. His efforts behind the decks have taken him all over the world, playing a distinctive blend of Afro-Latin sounds, rare grooves and deep disco.