SCHLACHTHOFBRONX - AYOBA EP
Man 044 | January 14, 2010
Within only a year, these Bavarian Ravemeisters stormed the hearts of a global audience with their irresistable, full-on party bangers that nurture from Jamaican Dancehall, Angolan Kuduro, Trinidad carnival sounds, Rio Baile Funk, Dirty South and Balkan beats all at once. Call it the trans world rave beat hotpotch, all mixed up in a hyper energetic, maximal dancefloor sound – with prime time support by global players such as DIPLO, SINDEN and DANIEL HAAKSMAN. After their critically acclaimed album on Disko B and extensive touring through Europe, the “Bronx Guys” return with another slammin’ release – the “Ayoba EP”.
The EP kicks off with leading tune “Ayoba” (a South African slang word meaning “cool”, “alright”). It features the South African glam rap prince from Soweto, SPOEK MATHAMBO of SWEAT X and PLAYDOE, with whom SCHLACHTHOFBRONX have collaborated on various tracks on their debut album. Together with female MC GNUCCI BANANA, SPOEK rants over the mad tropical beats of SCHLACHTHOFBRONX. “Vem Que Tem” feat. MC MARINA brings the two Bavarians to a baile funk party, where they add their hi-speed beats to the savvy lyrics of Rio based MC MARINA which sings on how she’s shaking her derrier at a baile funk party. Baile Funk meets Ghetto Tech and UK Bassline in this track, which has been a steady sure shot in the high-powered SCHLACHTHOFBRONX live sets.
“Sai Safarda” (“Watch Out, you little bastard”) feat. MC LEKA is another baile funk inspired track. Leka has already contributed on “Para De Graçinha” on the CROOKERS produced Funk Mundial #3 release on Man Recordings, and returns with another strong female macho rap on what she’ll do to the girls that take away her husband. Last but not least it’s time to return to the Middle European melody complex, with “Tulum”, another steady guest in the SCHLACHTHOFBRONX live sets. Imagine a Bavarian accordeon-player accidentally landing in the studio of a Angolan Kuduro producer and there you have “Tulum”, call it “Bavarian Afro Schranz”, this tune certainly is bridging styles trans-continentally.