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BOOMTOWN 2017 – OLDTOWN

It’s been a while since DJ Russ Jones from London and Basement Jaxx’s Felix Buxton released their seminal compilations of ‘Gypsy Beats and Balkan Bangers’ and the once thriving corresponding scene here is in rather a critical state to be … Continue reading

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Balkan & Beyond (Mix)

I first came across Balkan music thanks to Russ Jones and Felix Buxton seminal Gypsy Beats & Balkan Bangers compilations. The albums were a mixture of Balkan Romani Brass bands such as Mahala Rai Banda, Fanfare Ciocărlia and Kocani Orkestar … Continue reading

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La Trocamba Matanusca – Aidolemed

La Trocamba Matanusca are a Balkan, Gypsy and Klezmer influenced band from Ontinyent in Spain. I nearly missed the link on this video that led to a free copy of their new album. Thankfully I watched it again and just … Continue reading

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Dobranotch – Du Hast

The latest single from Russian Klezmer band Dobranotch is an unlikely cover of Du Hast, a Metal Techno track from 90s East German band Rammstein. It’s rather brilliant. Grab a copy of the single from iTunes, and if you’ve not … Continue reading

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Debauche – Jazz Addict

This is something a little more traditional, and Klezmer like from the self styled Russian Mafia Band – but still retains their raw Gypsy Punk energy. Despite the title the only real obvious leaning towards Jazz is in the choice … Continue reading

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Brass Attack

http://p.naren.na51.netdna-cdn.com/vod/naren.na51/BrassAttack.mp4 Many thanks to Zac from The Carny Villains for sending me this great video (you might need to leave it a few moments to let it load up). It’s directed by filmmaker and visual artist, Naren Wilks, who also … Continue reading

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Gypsophilia – Horska

I posted up the original version of this video when I went to the Mundial Festival in Montreal late last year. Gypsophilia were one of the bands playing there (and a great band they were too). However this newly polished … Continue reading

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