Schlachthofbronx “Haul & Pull Up” LP

Hybrid club music for big soundsystems – that’s the essence of Schlachthofbronx.
On their fourth studio album “Haul & Pull Up” the DJ and producer duo from Munich demonstrate how versatile a sound can be that is nonetheless deeply rooted in soundsystem culture and their various local offsprings. With the album name inspired by the seminal 1984 Haul And Pull Up tune by Neville Brown, Jakob and Benedikt pay their respects to the originators all the while clearly formulating a futuristic sound of their own with this new record. Having journalists (and info text writers) struggling to put a genre tag onto their music as a trademark, Schlachthofbronx effortlessly float through conventional style classifications and tempi in their tracks. In the same spirit, they take their vocal contributors and embedd them into a genre that might not have been your first guess when you look at the artists previous work.
Warrior Queen, a dancehall artist most known for her intense early dubstep anthem Poison Dart The Bug, ends up delivering her high energy clash lyrics on an 808 HipHop drum workout on “Killer” to a quite stunning effect. Riko Dan, the grime MC of Roll Deep fame, finds himself spitting his Copper And Lead lyrics on a Dancehall riddim from outer space while Gonjasufi, the Warp-signed Rapper from San Diego, sings and screams his Goodbye on a beat that is reminiscent of drone metal – if it wasn’t for that acid line.

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