Born and raised in a cloudy city in southern Italy, I started to approach music as a child. At 6-7 years old I played my mother’s wooden spoons.
I loved playing “In the air tonight” on my straw chairs, but I had to stop when all my chairs broke, so I asked my parents to buy wooden chairs and maybe to change instrument, and I started going to piano lessons.
At the age of 14 I switched to guitar, playing in some rock and metal bands and doing my first live concerts here and there in Italy.
In 2004 I fell in love with electronic music and started my first one-man-band project: “Schatten”, already with that touch of the ’80s.
In the summer of 2011 I changed the moniker “Schatten” in my real name, Vincenzo Salvia, and I started working also for some TV commercials (Mediaset) and soundtracks.
The breakthrough was summer 2012, when I released “Voyage“, my first real synthwave album, and I officially entered the scene.
In 2017 I moved to Milan and started my live acts here in Italy and around Europe (Berlin, London, Malta…)
2018 is the year of Stranger Things 3: I’ve been featured in the first episode with my track “Italian Gigolo“.
I also founded Sunlover Records (an indipendent label) with some of my friends, so maybe you can show us some love!
But now… The road is going to be long, so… turn on your radio (or Spotify) and good travel!