Afroschnitzel is the collaboration of Vienna-based musician & producer Ayotheartist and Frankfurt-based DJ / producer Mohig
Afroschnitzel is the electronic brainchild DJ Mohig and producer Ayotheartist.
They first met on an international boarding school in the Czech Republic, that was in 1996. Quickly they became friends, realizing having a similarly eclectic taste in music. Soon thereafter starting to create their own sample based hip hop and leftfield beats with an Akai S20 sampler.
Heavily influenced by golden era rap culture as well as the urban UK Jungle movement, their unique combination of live MCing and percussion with Mohig DJing established quite a reputation back then. So word spread and they were getting frequently booked and garnered brief attention from a Sony CZ representative.
After years of studying, working in London and Frankfurt, it was 2013 when Ayo aka Ayotheartist and Moritz aka Mohig decided to re-group and form Afroschnitzel. They started to work extensively to incorporate organic sounds and jazz elements as opposed to strictly synthesised music in their electronic productions.
Afroschnitzel released their first two albums independently via Bandcamp and SoundCloud and got some major responses from all over the globe. In January 2017 they produced an EP named ‘Womb of Libation’, inspired by Yoruba culture and other afro vibrations with a European twist.
It generated some underground buzz. Unexpectedly they were signed to the renowned Afro House imprint MoBlack Records. Now they’re played by DJs like Till von Sein, Tony Montoya, Simon Groove and many more.
On February 17, 2017, their track ‘Spoiler Room’ charted number 1 on the iTunes dance charts in Kenya.
Afroschnitzel are now in the process of making new underground vibes, traveling between Vienna and Frankfurt, they meet on weekends to finish fresh tracks. 2017 will also bring more releases and a major live performance on a soon to be disclosed venue in London via social media outlets. Looks like a bright musical future for the duo.