Stefan Shantel

Stefan Shantel

German musician, DJ and producer
Date of Birth: 01.01.1968
Country: Germany

Biography of Chantel

Chantel is a German musician, DJ, and producer known for his wild disco parties featuring remixes of Balkan rhythms and Gypsy brass music. He was born Stefan Hantel in 1968 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His ancestors were refugees from Bukovina, and it is said that after visiting their historical homeland, Stefan became inspired by Eastern European rhythms.

Stefan Shantel

In the early 1990s, Chantel lived in Paris, where he studied design while continuing to pursue his passion for music. Upon returning to Germany, Chantel, now known as DJ Chantel, opened his own club, and his discos featuring electrifying mixes of folk music from Eastern European countries gained wide recognition. By the mid-1990s, Chantel had his own record label, 'Essay Recordings', and it was on this label that his famous albums 'Bucovina Club' were released.

Stefan Shantel

Chantel's popularity extended beyond Germany, and soon his disco concerts attracted audiences from many European countries. In 2007, his most famous album, 'Disko Partizani', was released, and one of his songs was featured in the hit comedy film 'Borat'. Another song, 'Auf der anderen Seite', was featured in the film 'The Edge of Heaven'.

Stefan Shantel

Chantel always performs with his own ensemble called the 'Bucovina Club Orkestar'. Among his latest albums is 'Viva Diaspora' released in 2015, and he embarked on an extensive tour to support this project. Chantel's concerts now take place all over Europe, and he is warmly received even in elite clubs in Moscow, where he mingles with the city's affluent residents. In Israel, his concerts turn into wild parties where no one can stay seated by the end of the show.

Stefan Shantel

Stefan leads the Bucovina Club Orkestar, with which he performs at concerts. Today, Chantel is known as a "feisty hooligan," a "self-proclaimed disco partisan," and the "king of the Balkan dance floor." His discos are filled with "positive madness," and the catchy rhythms can captivate even those who are not typically fans of music.

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