After pioneering the concept of Balkan clubbing with his now-legendary Bucovina Club parties and albums, Shantel moved on to the next level and released Disko Partizani! in 2007, which lays the foundations for an innovative new brand of pop music. This is the sound of new Europe, centered in the middle of our old continent, but incorporating vibrant influences from the emerging new frontier which stretches all the way to Mitteleuropa, the south east, Greece, Turkey and beyond…

"Disko Partizani!" caught on immediately,  with club & radio favourites such as its anthemic title track (a singalong hit across Europe ...


Shantel rocks Montreux, delights Prince & Quincy Jones!

Exciting news from our man on the spot at Shantel's recent show at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Here's an eyewitness account from Jean Trouillet (Essay Recordings):

"Shantel and his Bucovina Club Orkestar rocked the Jazz Café at the Montreux Jazz Festival with an unbelievable late night show. The public was hot and chanting “Shantel Shantel” well before the show, when the organizer alerted us to the guests on the VIP balcony. I couldn’t believe my eyes: Prince and Quincy Jones – they stayed from the first until the very last minute and had great fun. Quincy turned up backstage after the show to tell how much he enjoyed this show and even spoke Serbian to some of the band. Both Prince and Quincy Jones requested CDs to take along..."

Could we see the princely purple one and the king of European pop on stage, or even on record together? Who knows...

Shantel's summer adventures continue - see tour dates here!

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SHANTEL - Planet Paprika
Planet Paprika
SHANTEL - Disko Partizani
Disko Partizani

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