Watch our homeboys Nadastrom open their set at Dim Mak studios with ‘Wave & Wine’ from Schlachthofbronx’s Mudders EP, released earlier this year on Mixpak (and it’s also the inspiration for our brand new T-shirt!).
The first in our Carnival special for Mixpak FM, Mixpak 017 is brought to you by San Francisco’s DJ Theory. Aside from contributing to NYC’s excellent Large Up blog, Theory is also a stellar producer, creating a whole host of originals and remixes, from the Moombahsoul tracks included on David Heartbreak’s compilation, to ‘Quick Money feat. Jahdan Blakkamoore’, that beautifully keeps intact the sentiments of its sample: Amadou & Mariam’s ‘Sabali’. Of course, Theory is also a banging DJ, and here he dips through dancehall, moombahton, funky, ending up on a high energy soca tip.
In case you weren’t familiar, it’s Ghanaian hiplife duo Ruff N Smooth that provide the sweet vocals on the new Schlachthofbronx high-energy banger, ‘Wave & Wine’. The two have been blowing up West Africa and providing an alternative to the Nigerian monopoly with their fun mix of RnB, Afropop, Hip Hop, Reggae and a splash of autotune for good measure. They released their first smash single, Swagger in 2009:
Which was followed up with Azingele, remixed and made global by Akwaaba records:
To celebrate the release of Mudders, we asked Schlachthofbronx to pick their top 10 160bpm and high energy soca cuts for us. Put these in your crate and you’re in for a definite carnival.
1) El Marciano 2 (Schlachthofbronx edit) – Rudeboy & El Viz
2) Out in the Streets – Africa Hitech
3) Speakerboxx – Super Jigga TC
4) Yo Relatives – DJ Assault
5) Loose Booty – 69 Boyz
6) Palance – JW & Blaze
7) Whoii Gal Whoii – Busy Signal & Machel Montano
8) Hooked On Ebonics – Knifehandchop
10) That Batucada track Daniel Haaksman is always playin! (What’s that then Daniel?)
Head over to iTunes to grab Schlachthofbronx’s new Mudders EP which is out today on Mixpak! Munich’s finest turn up the fun and the tempo with some 165+ BPM power soca insanity. With ace remixes from Toddla T and Canblaster and Myd, this release is guaranteed to send any tropical minded dancefloor into overdrive and to celebrate, we’re giving away the title track!
Want a sneak preview of how ‘Wave & Wine’ feat. Ruff N Smooth off the brand new Schlachthofbronx EP, ‘Mudders’, is going to smash down festivals and clubs this summer? The video ain’t the best quality, but you can see those rags going round alright.
Remember you can stream the whole EP here, and the full release will be out tomorrow. Watch this space.