Nowadays, Shantel equals unrivaled Balkan madness. He is the driving force behind the frenzied Bucovina Club Orkestar, and can change any crowd into a wild mess within only seconds. You can’t deny that almost everyone has risked a crazy dance on his best known record ‘Disko Partizani’. Shantel’s successful combination of electronic beats and traditional Central- and East-European polka’s slash klezmers, will open doors you would never thought existed.
The German Stefan Hantel, what his real name is, is pioneer and godfather of the Balkan club music, better known as Balkan beats. At first he especially was active as a DJ and organizer of the famous Bucovian Club parties. Eventually he developed himself as a singer, instrumentalist and bandleader of his own Bucovina Club Orkestar, with who he turned many crowds up at festivals. Do you bring the bells and whistles, than we will keep the vodka stocked!