"This is for the club, this is for the cars, this is for you n*ggas and bitches who wish you was stars. This is for all you suckas..." - Kurupt on "Young Gotti Speaks," from Salva's latest, the PEACEMAKER mixtape.
It's literally this simple. Los Angeles' Salva makes hard ass, electrified rap beats that are suitable for EDM play. No, this isn't music by which trappers deal pop neon rocks at raves, nor is this trap music for trappers that is perfectly acceptable for DJs to play in the club. That's why anyone that listens to Salva listens to Salva, and that's why the description of his free-to-download album Peacemaker clearly says "Full length Rap mixtape produced by SALVA." No, not trap-as-EDM, or chill-trap or future bass or whatever, no, it's just rap. Freddie Gibbs, ScHoolboy Q, E-40, Kurupt and yes, the ubiquitous Young Thug and A$AP Ferg (and more) are here, so if a new adopter to EDM, the low-end click clack booms of 25 years of rap history from the East Coast, Midwest, Dirty South, and Left Coast are all represented by some of the best/growing in popularity that have ever dropped bars in the history and present of the rap genre. "Drop That Bitch" and "Old English" have seen the light of day and gained considerable support. Everything else here meets that standard and makes wanting to get a medicinal marijuana license and installing a subwoofer under your laptop probably the best ideas you've heard all day.