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Shantel, real name Stefan Hantel (born January 1, 1968), is a German producer and DJ, known for his work with gypsy brass orchestras, DJing and remixing traditional Balkan music with electronic beats. He is a descendant of the refugee Bukovina Germans.

Shantel began his DJ career in Frankfurt, Germany, and was inspired by the audience reaction to gypsy brass bands such as Fanfare Ciocărlia and trumpeter Boban Marković to infuse electronically-tweaked Balkan gypsy music into his DJ set. He released two compilations of his popular DJ night, Bucovina Club, on his own Essay label, which won the Club Global award in the 2006 BBC Radio 3 Awards for World Music. He was one of several DJs to remix recordings of Taraful Haiducilor and Kočani Orkestar on the Electric Gypsyland compilations from Belgium's Crammed Discs label, and released his next album on that label. Shantel's 2007 album Disko Partizani departed somewhat from the techno sound of Bucovina Club, concentrating more on the music's Balkan roots.


  • Super Mandarine (1994)
  • Club Guerilla (1995)
  • Auto Jumps & Remixes (1997)
  • EP (1997)
  • No. 2 (1997)
  • "II" EP (1998)
  • Higher than the Funk (1998)
  • Oh So Lovely EP (1998)
  • Oh So Lovely Remixes (1998)
  • Backwood (2001)
  • Great Delay (2001)
  • Inside (2001)
  • Bucovina (2003)
  • Disko (2003)
  • Bucovina Club Vol. 2 (2005)
  • Gypsy Beats and Balkan Bangers (2006)
  • Disko Partizani (2007)
  • Disko Partizani Remixes (2008)
  • Planet Paprika (2009)

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