Schlachthofbronx – Dirty Dancing

Schlachthofbronx - Dirty Dancing
Format: 2×12″ + CD / CD / T-Shirt w/ Downloadcode

DB160 | Indigo 96368-1/2


01 Slowine

02 No Es Un Juego ft. Doubla J

03 Agwaso

04 Touch Your Toes ft. Natalie Storm

05 Apizaco

06 That Gstring Track

07 One Hand ft. Puppetmastaz & Doubla J

08 Singstar ft.Gnucci Banana

09 Waistline

10 Dickie Riddim ft. Warrior Queen

11 Every Day Of The Week ft. DJ Assault

12 Copenhagen



DIRTY DANCINGSchlachthofbronx 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…Anyway, let’s talk about the new album.DIRTY DANCE MUSIC 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.

Techno Cumbia? Surf Bounce? Ukulele Bass?

The opening track is probably not something you would have expected from Schlachthofbronx in the first place. Is it Techno Cumbia? Slowine is coming slow, but heavy. Especially on the bottom end. Juego with its outrageous pop appeal reminds you a little bit of Brazilian Tecno Brega. And the old school Surf drums on Agwaso alone could be the starting point to a whole new subgenre: Surf Bounce. Between that there’s the ukulele track Apizaco, a hommage to a quite small town in Mexico (19° 25′ N, 98° 9′ W) where Bene & Jakob played the very same tune for the first time, which instantly went off  quite well. That Gstring Track is an absolute live killer, which gets spun by people like Modeselektor if they want the club to explode. Waistline is another Ghettotek/Booty bomb, and Touch Your Toes mixes Dancehall with tiny bits of Electro and some DnB drums and loops. The closing track Copenhagen is another slower paced track in typical Moombahton tempo – although being no Moombahton at all.

„Singstar dont make you a singerrrr!“

As expected Schlachthofbronx present a lot of different vocal guests on this album: Old friends like Doubla J (Juego) and Gnucci Banana (Singstar) as well as two Jamaican female artists:

Natalie Storm has always been an artist Schlachthofbronx wanted to collaborate with, now finally it has worked out to do a track together. She not only has a great flow, but also she’s the author of an essay series called „Punany Monologues“

To have Warrior Queen (you may know her from Poison Dart w/ The Bug) voicing Dickie Riddim was a great honour as well. Jakob & Bene are huge fans, or, speakin in their own  words: „ Flow is wicked. Dutty as fuck. Dance pon di dickie.“

It was in Geneva where Schlachthofbronx met Puppetmastaz and instantly got interviewed by their puppets, and after that cleverly managed to work out the collaboration One Hand.

And boy-o-boy, this guy appearing on the new album as well really is the icing on the cake: DJ Assault, King of Booty Bass (NOT GHETTOTEK!)

“On November 15, 2008, Assault officially declared to Detroit at a event that he does not represent Ghetto Tech and never did. He describes his sound as Booty Bass…”

Every Day Of The Week could be a classic „Ass n Titties“ Sex Rap track, astonishingly  without having to beep one single word. Schlachthofbronx created a rather „unorthodox“ Booty Bass version out of it.

More on one album is just not possible.

Schlachthofbronx feat. Slush Puppie Kids – Belly Full Of Pills EP

Schlachthofbronx feat. Slush Puppie Kids - Belly Full Of Pills EP
Schlachthofbronx feat. Slush Puppie Kids - Belly Full Of Pills EP 

Belly Full of Pills (feat. Slush Puppy Kids) - EP - Schlachthofbronx

Format: EP

DB151EP | Indigo


01. Belly full of pills
02. Too high
03. Belly full of pills (russ heffner remix)
04. Belly full of pills (dj manaia remix)

Schlachthofbronx are a bunch of three guys (live at least a two tag team) based in Munich, Bavaria. The home of Schlachthofbronx is to be found in the heart of the city, between the goods yard, the slaughterhouse (hence the name Schlachthofbronx) where business takes place all night long. Here originates Munich Bass, a dirty hybrid of African Kuduro, South American Cumbia, Carribean Soca /Dancehall, Brazilian Baile Funk, Cape Verdian Funana, American Bootybass, UK Dubstep – and Bavarian Schranz!

Schlachthofbronx is not just a tongue twister to the makers of anglo hipster blogs. The fact that three Krauts shamelessly mix African, Latin & Carribean Beats with every single form of  Bass music has caused confusion – long before a single offical track has been released! Not enough, Schlachthofbronx go totally insane and hybridise even that weird stuff again with Balkan Brass and cross-grained traditional Bavarian “Volksmusik”. A sick mixture nobody else has ever tried before. No surprise that in the meantime countless blogs, fader mag and even people like Sinden, DJ Rupture, Haaksman, Buraka Som Sistema and Diplo have become Schlachthofbronx fans:


This EP is an appetizer for the upcoming self-titled debut album of Schlachthofbronx coming in September. The Belly EP combines 4 tracks (digital even 2 bonus tracks on top). Part of the EP are the Slush Puppy Kids – the “next big thing from South Africa”. Slush Puppy Kids are Big Space und Spoek Mathambo – Spoek is also known for being the rapper of Sweat X and Playdoe. Talking about Playdoe: Schlachthofbronx will play 2 shows together with them in South Africa in November! Cause the Munich guys love to tour a lot bringing their hyperactive live set to the club kids all around the globe. Traveling is the basis for friendship and great collabos. And that’s exactly how they met Portugese DJ Manaia who did an exclusive remix for the EP. And goin back to Bavaria – the Discotrash remix (one of the 2 digital bonus tracks) was created in the lovely Bavarian county Oberpfalz!

Schlachthofbronx themselves describe their music as “subtle sounds different!”. Or as they told a famous German newspaper: it’s “like a rhino in a bumper car”. Primitive and pumping. Celebrating a musical clash of cultures without stepping into the folklore–trap. Their fans play vuvuzelas and rave sirens, keep on bootyshakin’ and towelshakin’ like Bafana Bafana has just won the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010. Or in other words: At Ghettorave everybody puts his cultural background into the mixer and Schlachthofbronx pushes the start button. A Cosmopolitan Volksfest.

This Belly Full Of Pills EP is followed by the self-titled, full length Schlachthofbronx debut album in September 2009 on Disko B. So keep on watchin – more to come soon!


Schlachthofbronx - s/t

Schlachthofbronx - s/t

Schlachthofbronx - Schlachthofbronx

Format: CD /2×12″

DB140CD | Indigo 88000-2/1

01. Farafina (feat. Ete Kelly)
02. Di Finga (feat. Doubla J)
03. Chupchik (feat. Kein Vorspiel)
04. Bretto (2008 Refix)
05. Spot Clean (feat. Doubla J)
06. We Run This
07. Holdin That Dick (feat. Slush Puppy Kids)
08. Mad Instrument
09. Red Bull & Guinness
10. Too High (feat. Slush Puppy Kids)11. Regulate
12. Belly full of Pills (feat. Slush Puppy Kids)
13. Guata (feat. Mic Mo)
14. Schorschl take 3                             (feat. G.Rag & die Landlergschwister)
15. Bonustrack: Arschboss (feat. Ron Foto)

The first best thing about this album is the band’s name, which translates as “Slaughterhouse Bronx.” The second best thing is the fact that these guys are apparently the foremost exponents of a dance music subgenre called Munich bass. Just think about the existence of something called Munich bass, and let it make you happy for a moment. Then cue up the disc and be surprised by how much it sounds like a three-way mashup between soca, Bavarian oompah band music, and baile funk. It’s actually not that bassy, at least not in the sense that Miami bass tends to be — the funkiness is more complex at the top end of the spectrum, where snappy, chilly snares and multiple layers of horns and accordions wind around each other; at times (notably the brilliant “Di Finga,” featuring Doubla J) the music sounds like Kraftwerk on vacation in Trinidad; at other times the robotic beats and faintly creepy spoken word samples (“Du bist aggro/Wir sind ghetto”…right) combine to create a sound that is unlike anything else you’ve ever heard. Other highlights include the cut-up reggae DJ on “We Run This,” the straight-up club pop anthem “Too High,” and the utterly brilliant “Belly Full of Pills.””Arschboss” is recommended strictly to non-German speakers.                                               ~ Rick Anderson