Balkan Goodness – La Cherga

April 1, 2011 § 1 Comment

Woke up this morning with Balkan music blaring in my head for no reason. Figured why not spend a Friday sharing some of that good Gypsy (pun intended) music from around Eastern Europe. This group is La Cherga, based out of Austria. 2008 brought their debut ‘Fake No More’ which introduced the world to a unique electronic dub Balkan style. Now they’ll soon be releasing (sometime in June) their sophomore album ‘Revolve’ which features this catchy single. Even though the female lead singer’s voice is quite deep, there is something fitting about that on top of the Balkan upbeat.

Listen to “Melaha” now to get your Friday going.


New Release: A Hawk and a Hacksaw

March 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

New Mexico Duo does Eastern European Roots music

Today brings us the release of A Hawk and a Hacksaw’s ‘Cervantine’. Generally bands like this are a little too Pitchfork for me, but they really are an intriguing group. Lead by accordionist and drummer Jeremy Barnes (formerly of the fabulous Neutral Milk Hotel) and violinist Heather Trost, these two really gray the line between indie and world music. Or maybe I’m just into boy/girl duos today or it’s just I’m a sucker for Balkan.
See what you think

New Music Monday: Jutasi

October 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

So I’m going to try and start posting some new stuff on Mondays. Most of us dislike Mondays so I figured maybe somehow I can help just a little. I’ve been checking out a lot of Balkan related DJs lately and I recently came across Jutasi from Hungary. Don’t know much about him, but do enjoy what he’s doing. Check out this relatively new (11 days old) track he posted. I don’t know what it is about Balkan/Gypsy DJ music, but most of it just really makes me want to take a trip out to Central Europe and party my ass off for a few days. But in the meantime, I guess I can always just dance here

R.A.I.-Estefelé by Jutasi

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