Ever heard of Smash TV? You should have, because these guys have been around for quite a while now. Smash TV is now a two-man project, but it wasn’t always like this. Founder Holger Zilske started out in the 90’s producing for bpitchcontrol, creating the albums Electrified and Bits for Breakfast, singles like Yellow Asteroids, Air/Earth and Locomotive Breath plus co-writing and co-production for Ellen Allien including the albums Stadtkind, Berlinette and Thrills. Playhouse, Diynamic and Leena have been recent stations on Holgers path, always displaying a distinct blend of complex arrangements, gargantuan bass lines and sweat-fueled percussion.
In 2001 the other half of Smash TV, Kai Preussner, started to gradually come into the picture, collaborating with Holger on his acclaimed album Holz, which was released on Playhouse. From then on the already acclaimed solo artists started to team up more and more, playing gigs together and working together in the studio. For Smash TV, music is not just about the dancefloor, it’s a way of life and a means of communication on a deep emotional level.
You can catch these German bad boys at club Odeon where they’ll be playing Koekoek ADE coming Thursday. But first, press play and shake that ass!
| M.A.N.D.Y. | CATZ ‘N DOGZ | WANKELMUT | DJ T. | Steve Rachmad | Siopis | Smash TV | Javier logares | Boris Werner | Jonas Woehl | Talul & Steve Hope |