The autobiographical LP lands on Pastel Voids next month.
Aspirations For Young Xol is an autobiographical project for the California techno artist. It's inspired by experiences ranging "from the growth of his son into adulthood to memories of growing up in Bassett, California, a struggling Latino suburb outside of Los Angeles," the label says. One track, "Orange Blossom," is based on the street he grew up on—he would "creep through the street to avoid gang members." Another, "Sara Rivera," is an ode to a childhood friend who was gunned down next to Salazar's home.
Coming through Pastel Voids, Aspirations For Young Xol is a follow-up to Salazar's 2015 debut album, Chicanismo. Its release next month will coincide with that of a collaborative EP he produced with Ricardo Miranda, Episode 3, for his own Major People label.
For more on Salazar, read Matthew McDermott's profile from 2015.
01. Saturated Fear
02. Aspirations For Young Xol
03. Xol's Pain
05. Dark Matter
06. Orange Blossom
07. Prolonged Effect
08. Pachuco Dub
09. Ode To Stinson
10. Sara Rivera
Pastel Voids will release Aspirations For Young Xol on September 4th, 2017.