Schlachthofbronx are still living in laid-back Munich and doing the thing they like most: Producing highly danceable bass music. Let’s talk about the new album.
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.
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 G-String 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 trackCopenhagen 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
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.