Schlachthofbronx are still living in laid-back Munich and doing the thing they like most: Producing highly danceable bass music. In this respect, nothing has changed. But since their debut album in 2009, Schlachthofbronx started touring almost non stop: Clubs & festivals all over Europe, supporting M.I.A. as well as solo tours in the US, Canada and Mexico. Be it between Melt, Roskilde, SXSW or Sonar, by now Schlachthofbronx could probably also run pro workshops in travel efficiency. However, all this travelling did not keep them from putting out new tracks on a regular basis. Alone in 2011 four new Schlachthofbronx EPs were released (on Mad Decent, Mixpak and Man Recordings), plus plenty of remixes. Their tracks work as good on Ibiza as they do on the almighty BBC radio. No wonder top DJs can’t keep their hands off as well: Crookers, Toddla T, Rob Da Bank, Diplo, Radioclit/TheVeryBest, Laidback Luke, Mistajam, Mr. Oizo, Annie Mac, you name it. Even the tour DJ of Katy Perry includes Schlachthofbronx in his sets... You may call it Booty Bass or just ”dirty dance music“. Influences are Ghettotek, Juke, UK Bass, Cumbia, Dancehall/Reggae etc. So basically, as always, a wonderful eclectic mix of styles. Compared to the debut album, Schlachthofbronx opened up even more to different styles, sometimes even leaning towards techno – and most obviously got more versatile when it comes to the tempo. Forget about the cliché 128bpm club tempo dogma. Everyone is just talking about it, Schlachthofbronx are doing it. Why not play different tempi in the club? Why not wildly mix Baltimore, Dancehall, Tecno Brega, Juke and Rave? Dirty Dancing is dance music with heavy bass and the occasional explicit lyrics. But under no circumstance mistake this with dull testosterone fun rave. Its main aim is to bring people (and sexes) together to just have a party and dance. In times in which everyone and their mothers put some Cumbia in their tracks, pioneers like Schlachthofbronx are already seven steps ahead and experiment in their studio basement to see which other styles could work together.
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