Tag Archives: Balkan

DJ Delay // Brass Wires & Bass # 2

29 Apr

brass wire and bass 2

In the 3 years since the 1st Brass Wires & Bass album, DJ Delay has played widely across Europe, and made a few tours in Canada, Australia and the US. Highlights along the way were the Fusion (DE), Glastonbury (UK) and Exit (RS) festivals. Now it’s only fitting that the works on this second collection of remixes travel beyond Eastern Europe to include the cream of global music groups & producers. Most of the tracks were well tested & celebrated during this time by audiences across the planet.

From his Berlin studio to the rest of the world, these 13 gems take in roots music from Hungary, France, Romania, Yemen, Russia, Italy & Indonesia. There’s plenty of bass, solid dubbing, dextrous sonic manipulation, and dancefloor attractors within. All done with care in Delay’s inimitable & playful style.

Anakronik Electro Orkestra’s “Terk In America” marries dub and ska beautifully with a bass heavy and upful version with surprising twists and turns, while Watcha Clan’s beautiful version of “Im Nin’Alu” gets a full percussive future dubstep workout. Right after, the Dolomites receive a driving 8 bit bounce for their wonderful accordion rich “Queen Of The Game”. In the Berlin corner Rotfront get new sinewave-ska boots for “Sigaretta” while Stefano Miele’s “Ninna Nanna” is dubbed into outer space. Jallabanda’s version of “Czardas” swings into a Turkish night club and the Skazka Orchestra received a total club reconstruction, adding helium filled vocals to their Russian children’s tune “More”. DJ Delay himself takes a Bavarian drinking tongue twister – transporting it to a Berlin after-hours tech house party. Ever heard of Balkan / Samba bateria? Uzgin Uver and Balkan Mashina get forceful percussive Brazillian future bass workouts with plenty of bounce. DJ Click’s Doctor is a little more subtel, receiving a dancehall steppers treatment – nicely slicing, dicing and dubbing Killo Killo’s vocals. There’s a gentle wind down towards the end of the album with the second Uzgin Uver selection lounging on the sofa in a dirtier Vienna-K&D style. Winding up proceedings with Filastine’s version of “Gendjer Gendjer” – with a politically charged history, exquisitely sung by Nova, we’re treated to an epic orchestral bass soundtrack rework – complete with full choir, string and percussion sections.

(DJ Delay SC, 2013) Buy it here.

Stavroz // Playground Party

15 Jun

A couple of fresh and groovy  Stavroz tunes to look forward to on Wired!

_Stavroz – Playground Party

_Stavroz – Hold On

And if you missed it here is a perfect summer vibe Stavroz mix from a month back!

_Stavroz – Hansel  and Gretel Party in the Forest Mixtape

Papa was a Rolling Stone (Drauf und Dran Bootleg)

31 Dec

Drauf und Dran on bootleg duty with this classic tune by Temptations! Also check out a bunch of xmas bonus giveaways below. Enjoy

_Temptations – Papa was a Rolling Stone (Drauf und Dran Bootleg)

Bonus giveaways

_Phil d’bit & Sebastiano Sedda – We did it again

_La Caravane Passe – Bulibasha (DJ Click Remix)

_M.in vs Daft Punk Bootleg

_Diego Quintero – Minimal Revenge

Teenage Mutants & Roby Howler // Hands on the desk

13 Oct

Check out a new ep from Teenage Mutants & Roby Howler feat. Bazooka Boom. Out  oct 21st on Kiez Beats!

_Teenage Mutants & Roby Howler – Hands on the Desk

Monkey Safari // Big Mama

31 Aug

Tune in to Monkey Safari‘s Big Mama EP. A third release on Jackmode and a good one. My picks are Balkonia and Mehndi! Out on beatport September 13.

Introducing Frizzo

16 Jun

Been meaning to post on Frizzo for a while now. Here is a little text taken from his soundcloud:

Frizzo is a sound designer, composer and producer based in Glasgow UK. Born and bred in Italy, he studied classical piano for several years before moving to Glasgow where he undertook a sound engineering course. His music is characterized by fusing sounds from different cultures with electronic music.

Below are a few samples, but do check his page for more!

_Frizzo – Balkan Lyre

_Frizzo – One Year

_Frizzo – Turmeric

Mahala Rai Banda vs TrockenSaft – Mahalageasca (Club Mix)

17 May

Here us free release number three from KDB Records with TrockenSaft on the Tech to Balkan mission. Preview it below and hit up pdj for the free download!

_Mahala Rai Banda vs TrockenSaft – Mahalageasca (Club Mix)

Nôze ft. Riva Starr – Dring Dring (Riva Orkestra Remix)

7 Apr

In case you haven’t already checked out Nôze’s fairly new album Dring, do it here. Below is Riva’s Orkestra remix of Dring Dring! Banger.. just hope it doesn’t get overplayed!

_Nôze ft. Riva Starr – Dring Dring (Riva Orkestra Remix)

Stavroz’ Balkan Vibrations

14 Dec

Here are a couple of recommended Balkan-influenced electronic flavors from Stavroz. Check out his FB page for a short bio and be sure to tune in to his other creations on soundcloud!

Umek – Novi Sad

13 Dec


Here’s a little text I found about this tune: “Great Stuff is very proud to welcome the 1605 techno master UMEK for a proper single release. With this track the Slovenian DJ/producer produced a tribute to the city of Novi Sad, Balkan’s capital of electronic music and Serbian home of the legendary EXIT festival.” Click here to find out more!

Released by: Great Stuff Records

Release/catalogue number: GSR111
Release date: Dec 13, 2010


13 Sep

Just stumbled my ears onto this tasty Monkey Safari ep that is due to be released on What What! Records – November 12th! Keeping balkan/jazz/rocknroll tech alive and your bum shaking. Bangin!

Bamboolica by Monkey Safari

As for a freebie, if you haven’t already, grab ahold of this Louis Armstrong groove!

Louis Armstrong – Nobody Knows (Monkey Safari Remix)

Daboo – Voyage

14 Jul

Welcome to Quack Air…please stash your carry on items in the overhead compartments or under the seat in front of you…stow your tray table and put your seats in an upright position…now fasten your headphones and put on your dancing shoes!

Daboo – Voyage by ducks on repeat

Balkamaniac – Sébastien Léger
Mushki – Midas Math
Khalil – Mark Prades
Play play play – Wareika & dOP
Donut – M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade
Dancing Bears (Phil Kieran rmx) – Roel H
Harm – Alistair Albrecht
Plik Plok – Sébastien Léger
Yeah (Kaiserdisco rmx) – Rainer Weichhold
Scat Track (Buried Treasure Mix) – Renaissance Man
Indian Shot – Sébastien Léger
Sahib Balkan – Buscemi
Swing bop (b-side) – Der Dritte Raum

Déjà Entendu

26 Jan

Here is the first of a new series of mixes which you may or may not have heard before. Featuring some Balkan influenced grooves and more. Drop by the Déjà-vu bar this Friday, January 29, to tune in live with dj dfind in the mix!

Dfind – Déjà Entendu Vol. 1

1. Parov Stelar – Chambermaid Swing
2. Steve Angello – Valodja
3. Gramonphonzie – Why Don’t You
4. M.In & Jones – Balkan Style
5. Parov Stelar – Hotel Axos
6. Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride (Young Punx Remix)
7. Riton, Primary 1 – Who’s There?
8. Kissogram – My Friend is a Seahorse (Mock & Toof Remix)
9. Pizeta – Klezmer
0. Noze – You Have to Dance