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September 5, 2011
Pioneers of the Munich Bass sound team up with Diplo
- Text by Sylvia Weber
It's about time that we introduced Schlachthofbronx to the Satellite Voices community! Named after Munich´s Schlachthof quarter - which can be described as the city's old meatpacking disctrict which is a rather idyllic place despite the name - the Bavarian combo Schlachthofbronx surprised even the most clued up insiders with their international, meteoric rise. Their sweeping favela beats created a whole new genre called Munich Bass that incorporates a wild mix of electro, dancehall, dub, kuduro and baile funk. Of particular notice is their defined goal to bring maximum fun to the audience - easily noted by the fact that the use of whistles and horns is highly appreciated at their concerts.
You can even have your very own monthly Schlachthofbronx experience at Munic´s underground electro and techno mecca Rote Sonne club at an event series called Hypie Hypie where they play regularly. Schlachthofbronx have been playing together since 2008 and although the band is quite young they have already caught the attention of the business's big players. After getting signed with Daniel Haaksman´s MAN RECORDINGS, MIA discovered the Bavarians and immediately took them with her as the warm-up on her European tour.
Having played all the major festivals in Europe Schlachthofbronx recently also toured North America which could perhaps be how they met Diplo and in February earlier this year, Schlachthofbronx released their EP "Nasty Bass" on Diplo's own Mad Decent label. The Munich collaboration will be celebrated with a special show this Thursday at Rote Sonne with Diplo and Schlachthofbronx. Our advice? Show up early and bring a spare shirt!
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