Silly Walks Dicotheque
Silly Walks Discotheque is a foundation Reggae Soundsystem, producer team and label from Hamburg, Germany and exists since 1991 and therefore belongs to the pioneers of European Reggae.
While supported on the mic throughout the 90’s by later reggae superstar Gentleman, the crew now consists of Selector Oliver Schrader (founding member) and MC Joscha Hoffmann (since 2004).
As a Soundsystem Silly Walks Discotheque is one of the most popular formations of Europe and is constantly touring the whole of Europe as well as Africa and the Americas. Their musical spectrum spans over all types of Reggae from five decades spiced with genre-crossovers such as African and Latin-American club sounds.
In addition to their Soundsystem activities Silly Walks Discotheque are very well versed as a Reggae/Dancehall producer team. Already at the beginning of the millennium they released some style setting albums under the former name Silly Walks Movement such as “Songs of Melody”, released by Four Music in 2002 followed by further releases with artists like Jan Delay, Patrice, Max Herre, Genleman, Luciano, Capleton, Louie Culture and many more!
In 2012 a Silly Walks Discotheque Various Artists Album titled “Storms of Life” has been released followed by the 2013 One Riddim - Jugglings “Honey Pot” – with Jamaican #1 hit “Smile Jamaica” by Chronixx – and “Brighter Days” – with the Busy Signal/RC combination “Dreams of Brighter Days”, which also got a lot of airplay in Jamaican radio and the cover version of Michael Boltons “Soul Provider” by Romain Virgo, which climbed to #1 in several Caribbean and African states and is part of the last “Reggae Gold” compilation by VP Records. In 2014 the juggling “Clocktower” was released with Gentleman, Queen Ifrica, Morgan Heritage and others followed in 2015 by the “Ram Jam” Riddim - Juggling with the hit single “Really Like You” by Sara Lugo/Protoje and songs by Shaggy, Chronixx and many more.
At present Silly Walks Discotheque is working on a new Various Artists – producer album, which will be released in summer 2016 on the occasion of their 25th anniversary. A worldwide anniversary tour will be presenting the album on stage!