Influenced by the halcyon days of Chicago house and Traxx, as well as Italo and acid house, mysterious and masked Berlin dance duo the Snuff Crew and their Roland TR-707 drum machine became an electrifying and organic addition to the Berlin house and techno scene in the late 2000s. Alongside artists such as Kikumoto Allstars, KiNK, Neville Watson, and Andreas Gehm, they became a part of a new generation of dance music producers who drew inspiration from late-'80s and early-'90s house culture. Penning odes to the legendary and internationally renowned nightclub Berghain, the duo's exhilarating brand of old-school jackin' house first came to prominence in 2008 with the 12" release of God on Marco Passarani's Nature label. Two more releases followed on the Playhouse and Hour House Is Your Rush labels before they found a spiritual home on DJ Hell's International Deejay Gigolo Records in 2009. The dark and acid-soaked basement sounds of their 2009 self-titled debut album drew comparisons to early dance music pioneers such as Mike Dunn, Chip E., Adonis, and Jesse Saunders. In 2010, Snuff Crew released their second album, Jack 2.