Territory: G / A / S (excl. French-speaking Switzerland)
US - Discograph
General Elektriks is the brainchild of Hervé ‘RV’ Salters. A French national and a keen vintage keyboard player, Salters was playing keys for his bands and for various artists in Paris (Femi Kuti, M, DJ Mehdi etc…) before he moved to San Francisco in 1999. He started working on funk collages as he was moving to the US, using his favorite keyboards, a computer and a mic. Salters whips up his own take on psychedelia, one where future soul, oldschool pop, sampling, indie rock, hip hop and free jazz make sparkles as they collide. In doing so, the French expatriate joins the growing ranks of artists who are citizens of the world, nomads who create a sonic landscape that feeds as much on their origins as it does on their travels.