The name might give you trouble pronouncing, but surely one will not surely hold any doubt when its gets to dancing to what they serve.
With deejaying as a fast-rising art and business in Africa, unlike ordinary Disc Jockeys, Benedict and Jacob who on stage are Schlacthofbronx, from Munich, Germany holds a quite astonishing unique skill, which through learning of them, not a drip of doubt is left.
“We produce and play our own beats, unlike most Djs,” explains Jacob.
On shows, they aren’t given the rear, but fore front- which is the main stage, where they assemble their equipment. Their skill takes club music devotees through hours of thrilling beats, to which the dance floor is evidence to what they dish out,
“We are always curious of what could suit an audience, create it and then play it to discover whether its working,” Benedict explains.
How they do it
These two will first construct rhythms and beats from a recording studio, emerging with sequential electric songs, which they take on to clubs then finally to concerts. Though they haven’t worked so much with German artistes, they have worked with music labels and musicians like MIA, Snoop Dog song on several projects which they blend into their acts. A blend of techno, urban, Caribbean, Germany electronic beats.
Meeting in 2008, they have since embarked on their skill taking it right from studio and onto stage in clubs. Amazing is that they will rarely look into the crowds as they play, “We aren’t really there, but realize after the concerts,” explains Benedict.
The duo has been seen performing through tours from Latin America, Europe while Rwanda was their first destination on their African tour list, before continuing to Yaounde, Kampala, Nairobi, South Africa.
Schlacthofbronx made their debut performance in Kampala and in Kigali last year- where under the invitation of Kigali’s Goethe Institut, the duo entertained youth at Kimisagara One Stop Youth Employment and Productive Center (also known as Maison des Jeunes).
Well-armed with Dj music equipment, Schlacthofbronx hit the stage, taking the audience, which majorly comprised of ‘dance-hungered’ youth and a few whites, who well knew of these artiste’s works into thrill, with their electronic music.
The event also featured Rwanda’s leading Afro-traditional and RnB act Mani Martin, backed up by Kesho band in live performance.
Schlacthofbronx’s performance, like no other revolves around fast, heavy and hoping beats, which keep the audiences wide-awake and swaying till dawn.