Nov 23, 2014
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Posts tagged: Schlachthofbronx

Toppa Top 10: Jillionaire’s 2012 Best of Everything List

Words by Jillionaire—

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Punanny Vision: Four Years of NYC’s Electric Punanny Party

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo by Brock Fetch, Video by Vinny & Tone—

After a brief hiatus, Jasmine Solano and Melo-X‘s Electric Punanny returns on Sat. Aug 4, at The Loft/Public Assembly in Brooklyn, with guest selectors Max Glazer, Jillionaire and Smutlee—and a fresh, Limonious-inspired flyer. The event also marks the fourth anniversary of the eclectic, dancehall-meets-Downtown party, and Jasmine, Melo and visual collaborators Vinny and TONE have given us the fly new video they’ve put together to celebrate that milestone. If you haven’t yet had your first taste of Electric Punanny, you’re definitely gonna want some after watching this clip, which captures the party in all its raunchy, colorful splendor. (Wicked soundtrack, too, in Schlacthofbronx’s “Touch Your Toes,” featuring vocals from our own Punanny-ologist Natalie Storm). Lock down that Punanny access for Saturday night with advance tickets here.

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Mixtape Mondays: Project Groundation, Paul Devro, Jasmine Solano x MeLo-X

Words by DJ Theory

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Fashion Fridays: Wave & Wine Tees From Mixpak

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton

Mixpak records just unveiled two new Caribbean-inspired tees, providing an everyday form of wearable soca for the hipsters of the world–and anybody else who can’t pull flag-capes or peacock-plumage at their job, but could maybe get over with a “Wave & Wine” tee on a casual Friday. That particular design (above) was created by Jamaican artist Robin Clare (now based down under–see more of her here) who translated the title of a Carnival rave track by Mixpak artists Schlachthofbronx into red, black and green mesh font. But there’s also a Trinidad-meets-Bootymore cartoon design by (Baltimore artist) Brian Blomerth (below)–so you can still sound a (visual) airhorn even when you have to use your inside voice.

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Jump & Rave: Exclusive Schlachthofbronx Q&A + Mudders [Streaming EP]

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton

As mentioned when we posted their Top 10 Carnival Songs, German dancefloor punishers Schlachthofbronx just dropped an EP of concentrated soca rave madness called Mudders via Mixpak records. Considering that Mixpak is the imprint of Brooklyn producer Dre Skull–the svengali behind the highly-rated new Vybz Kartel LP Kingston Story–it is tempting (OK, irresistible for me) to conclude that soca might finally be dancehall’s equal in its appeal to hipsters on all sides of the digital ocean. With that ulterior motive (and just because– Rupee and the Soca Twins notwithstanding–one doesn’t usually associate Germany with carnival culture) I also could not resist picking the Schlachthofbrains on the inspiration behind Mudders. Of course they bluntly shot down my thesis but that’s the fun of interviews–you never know what mudders finna say. Stream the whole damn EP (2 tracks, 2 remixes) below, and then read the interview after the jump. You can also hear the two original tracks in their natural Ghetto Palms habitat before copping.

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Toppa Top 10: Schlachthofbronx’s Top 10 Carnival Tracks

Words by Eddie STATS Houghton

There is definitely some kind of moment happening around soca these days–a cross-pollination of ideas from house and UK funky that is threatening to breed its own Trinitech genre. At the same time, the traditional groovy and road march categories of straight ahead soca are threatening to replace dancehall and one drop as the engines of innovation both in the Caribbean and abroad. Case in point: Germany’s Schlachthofbronx. If you’re the type that hangs out on Mad Decent, you already know that Schlachthofbronx are the cool kids from Munich, experimenters in both tropical bass and just-plain bass who get a lot of forwards on your hipper dancefloors. For their new EP, Mudders–which just dropped a few hours ago–they have turned their sensitive antennae towards the sounds of Carnival, coming up with their own distinctive, rave-y spin on the ever-changing soca genre (if you follow my Ghetto Palms column you may have heard me slip a sneak preview of two tracks from Mudder into this blend). So of course we had to go deep with them on their inspirations. The result was this Toppa Top 10 of Schlachthofbronx Carnival picks–including some LargeUp favs from JW & Blaze, Busy Signal and Lil Rick–and a few curveballs (the whole session kicks off with what sounds like more of an Oktoberfest fav). Enjoy, go cop the EP here and stay tuned for more on Mudders and Schlachthof’s soca fetish to come…

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