SMASH HIFI is the story of Leeroy Thornhill and Marten Horger who came together on a dark, sweaty, night, DJ’ing in an underground club in a small village in Germany and found a common love for everything fat, wild and unique! Buzzing with the sound of Breaks, Bass, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass and everything in between they have become well known to bring that exact attitude to their out genre jumping SMASH HIFI DJ Sets at clubs and festivals throughout Europe.
Now, straight off the back of the release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Order More Disorder’ they announce the launch of a brand new live show that will see them take their incendiary sounds to the stage via hardwired hardware and fired up MC’s and vocalists. Order More Disorder combines both Leeroy‘s and Marten‘s musical past and future, somewhere between sweaty underground clubs and glossy radio stations. Shooting straight into the iTunes charts in UK, Germany, Israel, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Their first single ‘Bombs n Beartraps’ was hailed by Gigwise as ‘Video of The Year’ whilst DJ MAG described the album as “All Killer, No Filler- Stands out a mile from the soundalike hordes!”
Prior to this killer union the pair had their own notable careers of course. LEEROY spent ten years of his life as part of the most influential electronic band in the world: THE PRODIGY. After leaving the band to focus on his solo career and various musical projects, he started to look for a new exciting and fresh sound and again started to travel the world, but this time as a DJ, which is when he met Marten. MARTEN is a multi award-winning DJ and producer who recently signed to Stanton Warriors ‘Punks’ label. His first ever solo release‚ LGFU’ earned him two international Breakspoll Awards forBest Single and Producer of the year. At Glastonbury this year he made a huge impression with his sets around the festival and his new single was premiered to 20,000 people in the Stanton Warriors and Plump DJ’s closing set on the Arcadia Spider.
Together as SMASH HIFI they have impressive track record of remixing for and collaborating with artists like Moby, Stanton Warriors, Darren Emerson (Underworld), Westbam, Krafty Kuts, Maxim, Plump DJs, Lee Scratch Perry amongst many others.
With the live shows already being rolled out around Europe it is exciting time for SMASH HIFI as the group get set for a trailblazing summer on festival stages of UK & Europe.
“All killer No Filler. Stands out a mile from the soundalike hordes” DJ Mag
“Controlled Escalation” Vice
“One of the highlights of the year.” Faze
“Anything but ordinary!” Musix