In the Music industry uniqueness is what allows individuals to stand out. Since the early 90’s THE SALIVA COMMANDOS (George Aponte) has done exactly that. Born in Bronx NY, George spent his childhood frequenting street jams, which sparked his interest in DJing “….I would go with my brothers and we would listen to the Zulu Nation DJs…it was an amazing experience and a massive influence on what I do now….” He established himself as a producer in 1996 with the underground hit “SERVE” on Progressive High Records. In 1998 Saliva Commandos released his first track, Serial Buff. The song quickly became a favorite for such DJs as Junior Vasquez, Danny Tenagelia, Johnny Vicious, Merrit, Lord G, Hex Hector and many others. Progressive High Records also released Saliva Commando remixes of “Serve” and Miss Fernando’s “Octopussy” in 1998.
As remixer and producer, THE SALIVA COMMANDOS has maintained an under the radar stance, preferring that the attention be focused on the artists and the music. Through his professional career, he’s worked with such producers as Hex Hector, DJ Dome Marco Marquez and Mr V and artists as Mona Bode, Cinderella Marin, Kimicoh and Nadine Navarre, with releases/remixes on such labels as Soul Shift, Azucar Distribution, Hi Bias, Jackdat, Strictly Rhythm, FREEZE, Flava Muisc and Slanted Black. In 2011 he was signed to Launch Records, run by Gladys Pizarro and released self-titled EP THIS IS THE SALIVA COMMANDOS.
In his most recent endeavor, out March 2014 on Sole Channel Music, he not only produced the music accompanying Michelle Rivera’s lyrics, he directed the video featuring the artist.