Grown up and socialized in a small place in Lower Austria, 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, 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, Danny Massure, Dogo Argentino, Roland Schwarz, jazz.K.lipa or another remix for Just Banks.
At the moment Shantisan is also working in a collaboration with Etage Noir's Roland Schwarz- an excerpt of this work can be heard on the excellent Jockey tunes E.P. 1 that was released on Galopp Records!
Shantisan's true musical passion is Brazilian music which is definitely shown in his work with Brazilian singer Micheline Cardoso. His track „Favela Funk“ feat. Micheline Cardoso & Stefan Obermaier was released on Innvison Records.
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 Shantisan is doing a weekly radio show on Vienna's Superfly.fm, each Sunday from 20:00-21:00 C.E.T.!
Hopefully you can catch one of his legendary Salted Soul parties - keep in mind: "It's Salted Soul Baby!"