DJ and producer Gregor Salto has been dominating the Dutch club scene for over a decade with his original dance music.Tracks like āMas Que Nadaā, āParis Luandaā and āDameloā seem to underline Saltoās identity as a Latin House artist, but a closer look shows his interest in Pop, Soul, African and World music.
He is constantly seeking to cross existing boundaries and take on new challenges, all the while with a fixed eye on the ever changing international dance scene. āIām known for being quiteversatileā, says Gregor. Mr Salto is not afraid to expand his horizon and successfully started working with other artists. His track with Pitbull, āEcha Paāllaā, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Best Urban Song, and he was happy to share a Grammy with Pitbull in the category Best performance. Earlier this year they already received an ASCAP Award (American Association of Composers, Authors & Publishers) for this song. Saltoās unrivalled
productiveness has made him an extremely popular remixer. The Gregor Salto remix for Rihannaās āDiamondsā was included late last year on the deluxe version of her latest album āUnapologeticā. Further he has delivered remixes for pop stars like J-Lo, Rita Ora, Skunk Anansie, India Arie and George Micheal and djs like Nicky Romero, Axwell, Bob Sinclar and Roger Sanchez.
He has released tracks with most Dutch superstar DJās and his own tracks kept him in the top
ranks as one of Hollandās most in demand DJās and producers while spreading his fame
throughout the globe.
Gregor got infected by the house virus when he heard Royal Houseās classic anthem āCan
You Partyā at a school dance. āIt was so different from everything else Iād heard beforeā,
explains the Haarlem-born DJ. āIt just sounded so impressive on the dance floor.ā
After some years of experimenting on his dadās Commodore Amiga computer, he debuted at
eighteen years old with the 12ā vinyl āPangaeaā on a sub-label of Amsterdamās legendary
It would take a decade of hard work before Gregor had his first big break. In 2004, āCanāt
stop Playingā, a catchy house tune produced with dr. Kucho, skyrocketed the Dutch top 40
and remained there for more than two months. āCanāt Stop Playingā marked the beginning of
an ongoing rollercoaster ride through Dutch club land, bringing him everywhere from the
smallest of backwater barns to the hippest of innercity super clubs. Headlining most of the
countryās leading festivals, Gregor established himself as a leading artist in Dutch club land
with his distinctive mix of tropical, latin and soulful grooves, set to a solid base of house and
Besides DJing and producing, Gregor also keeps busy with the corporate side of things. In
2001 he started his own imprint G-REX Music. In 2009 G-REX became a part of the Dadadam
label group of which Gregor is CEO. Dadadam now represents multiple labels with various
styles. The common factor of all releases is the creativity and talent of all producers. In
Gregorās words: āI truly believe our Dadadam organisation is unique in itās musical diversity,
we are an important breeding ground for Dutch electronic dance musicā