Herbert Bachhofer, better known as Shantisan, got in touch with the Black Music Culture very early. Influenced by friends and family he irresistibly had to start collecting records. A wide selection of hip-hop and downbeat records eventually led him to collecting Soul, Afro, Jazz, Bossa Nova and especially Brazilian records. Having all those fine records at home he felt the drive to play them in front of a dancing audience.
After several Dj-sets, the foundation of his own musical platform was the next important step for Shantisan in order to get his own thing together: Salted Soul a non-purist Afro Grooves, Brazilian Rhythms, Downbeat, House and Drum n Bass mix was born as a label and as a kind of trade mark for his parties which are now taking place in several locations all over Austria, reaching Brazil, Spain, France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Croatia.
Until now Shantisan has done several Remixes as well as Re-Edits, including the well known "Oba La Vem Ela"-Re-Rub, released on Jazz Rec. in 2005 or the musical production for the project "Deploy" which features Austrian bass player Jojo Lackner as well as singer Lilith who has worked in several collaborations, for example with Parov Stelar. Deploy was released on Salted Soul Records in 2007. Recent works were the collaboration 'S.O.S.' together with the Austrian producer/ Dj Stefan Obermaier which was released on Sol*Selectas in New York, a remix for Spanish Rhumba legend Chacho, a remix for the German producer/ Dj Quincy Jointz (Geriba), a remix for Timewarp Inc., a remix for Basement Freaks, a remix for the Austrian Nu-Funk Legend Ed Royal, a colaboration and remix for Brazil‘s Dj Soneca aka Trotter, Italy‘s Dj Farrapo, Empresarios, Danny Massure, Dogo Argentino, Roland Schwarz, Max Doblhoff, jazz.K.lipa, Äl Jawala, Morlack, Pilots On Dope, Makala Jazz Funk Band or another remix for Just Banks.
Shantisan‘s Brazilian Bossa & Drum'n'Bass fusion "Bring Back The Bossa Rock" was released in November 2008 on Resense Records. This record was number 1 seller at the Juno Broken Beat Charts in England for 2 weeks, his successor track "Aquela E Minha Menina" also reached 1 on Juno's Breakbeat charts on August 24, 2009 and is now on chart position 3 for the category BEST SELLING FUNK record 2009!!!!
At the moment he is presenting his E.P. Avenida Atlântica as well as his album Conexão, which were released on Brazil’s record label Royal Soul Records.
In addition to that Shantisan is running his weekly radio show „One Note Samba“ on Vienna‘s 98,3 Superfly.
Hopefully you can catch one of those legendary Salted Soul parties - keep in mind: "It's Salted Soul Baby!"
Jorge Ben – Oba La Vem Ela (Shantisan’s Re-Rub) / Jazz Rec.
Deploy – Shuffle EP / Salted Soul
S.O.S. – Colegiala Dub & Gipsy’s Hotel / Sol*Selectas
Quincy Jointz – The Thief (Shantisan’s Brazilian Remix) / Timewarp
Shantisan – Bring Back The Bossa Rock - Resense
Basement Freaks – Ya Need A Funky Band (Shantisan’s lowdown Remix) / Sunsetsoul 002
Shantisan - Aquela é minha menina / Sunsetsoul 003
Shantisan feat. Micheline & Stefan Obermaier - Favela Funk / Innvsion
Roland Schwarz meets Shantisan - Efecto Latino (on: Jockey Tunes Vol. 1/ Galopp Rec.)
Roland Schwarz – The Crunch E.P. with: A Long Way (produced by Shantisan & Roland Schwarz)
/ Etage Noir
Timewarp Inc. – Got That Vibe (Shantisan meets Roland Schwarz – Arrabiata Remix) / Timewarp
Shantisan feat. Micheline Cardoso - Que Nego E Esse / Timewarp
Trotter - Manero (Shantisan Disco Boogie Remix) / Royal Soul
Carlos Reisch - Control Of Your Mind (Kinski and Shantisan‘s So Happy In Oliveto Remix) / Baxxbeat
Just Banks – Wildfire Winds (Shantisan meets Roland Schwarz Remix) / Proper Nightlife
Danny Massure - Knuckle Sandwich (Shantisan Afro Bounce Remix) / Spring Strut Records
Chacho - Usted Abuso (Shantisan Remix) / Sant Gaudenci
Dogo Argentino - Tell Me (Shantisan Disco Na Moru Re-Touch / Timewarp Music
Trotter & Shantisan - MAD (The Vienna Disco Mixdown) / Royal Soul
Ed Royal - Trip To Bangkok (Shantisan Remix) / Innvison
Jazz.K.lipa - Flex Efx (Shantisan Baile Tech Remix) / Kraak Records
Empresarios - Lock In (Shantisan Bossa Remix) / Fort Knox
DJ Farrapo - Mojito Com Cachaça (Shantisan Remix) / Agogo Records
Äl Jawala - Borderbounce (Shantisan Remix) / Eight Dimension Records
Max Doblhoff - Tanz Schatzi (Shantisan Bossa Na Moru Remix) / Club Cruise
Makala Jazz Funk Band - Passion Fruit (Shantisan Remix) / Orrua Diskak
Shantisan - Avenida Atlântica E.P. / Royal Soul Records
Shantisan - Conexão (Album) / Royal Soul Records
Pilots On Dope - Que Isso Menina feat. Wilson Simoninha (Shantisan Bossa No Mar Remix) / Verve
V.A. - Soulshine Groove Lounge (Sony/ BMG) with: Shantisan feat. Micheline Cardoso & Stefan Obermaier - Favela Funk (Roland Schwarz Remix) and Roland Schwarz meets Shantisan - Efecto Latino
V.A. – Sexy Lounge (Sony/ BMG) with: Micheline Cardoso & Shantisan – Que Nego E Esse
V/A - Modern Bit - Aperitivo Italiano (Modern Activism Rec.) with: Basement Freaks - Ya Need A Funky Band (Shantisan’s Lowdown RMX) and Micheline Cardoso & Shantisan - Meninas e Meninos
V/A - Brasil:Sambossica (Afro:Baile Records) with: Micheline Cardoso & Shantisan - Meninas e Meninos
V/A - Kulturkantine - Exotic Lounge Sessions (Sony/ BMG) with: Shantisan feat. Micheline Cardoso & Stefan Obermaier - Favela Funk
V/A - Saturn Lounge Editon (Sony/ BMG) with: Shantisan feat. Micheline Cardoso & Stefan Obermaier - Favela Funk
V/A - Sexy Latin Lounge (Sony/ BMG) with: Shantisan feat. Micheline Cardoso & Stefan Obermaier - Favela Funk
V/A - The Bossa Clubnight Vol. 2 (Lola‘s World Records) with: Shantisan feat. Micheline Cardoso - Que Nego E Esse (Shanti Roots Remix)
V/A - Quincy Jointz presents Lime Sorbet (Eight Dimension 2011) with: Shantisan feat. Micheline Cardoso - Meninas & Meninos
V/A - Quincy Jointz presents Lime Sorbet Vol. 2 (Eight Dimension 2012) with: Äl Jawala - Borderbounce (Shantisan Remix)
V/A - Casa Cor 2013 (LK2 Music) with: Shantisan - Shuffle feat. Lilith
V/A - Royal Soul Nugrooves (Royal Soul Records) with: Shantisan - Shuffle feat. Lilith