Friday 17th May – Balkankan
Balkan beats, balkan brass, klezmer, gypsy dub, electro swing
This night is bringing you the best of Gypsies from the Mediterranean with the strong Balkan flavour. Expect the balls and the brass from the Balkans, surf-rock Mediterranean guitar lines, Arabic & Jewish melodies, massive bass-lines and a whole heap of electronics, scratching and beats. There will be brass, there will be kolo dancing, and there will be begging for more, we have a blast of a night in store for you!
Gypsy Hill (duo set)
One of London’s finest exponents of Balkan Beats, described by TimeOut as Balkan Brass Funk, Gypsy Hill are a thrilling blast of fresh air in the dance scene, mashing up electronics with Balkan Melodies, brass riffs to die for and sheer energy! Gypsy Hill is the latest project to come from London DJs / producers: DJ Kobayashi and Herbert Newbert. In the busy 2011, Gypsy Hill invited fans to shake their assess up and down the country at some of the UK’s biggest summer festivals such as The Big Chill, Bestival, Lovebox Weekend and a main stage slot at Shambala Festival.
Trans Siberian Marching Band
These guys are dangerously loud and have countless festival appearances around the UK and Balkans! 13 piece Balkan Brass Band that got once arrested by the Serbian army is coming with their own arrangements of Balkan Klezmer, Ska Turkish, Russian, Albanian and Latin flavoured tunes! Watch out London, there might be trouble ahead!
Resident DJ at Balkankan at Ginglik, and the Magic Garden, Battersea, she’s played at after parties for Boban & Marko Markovic, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Shantel & the Bucovina Orkestar, supported Orkestra del Sol, had guest appearances at Rumpus and Balkan Sonik. She is the original Balkan girl who will take you on a journey to the deepest south of the Balkans where the best Gypsy tunes come from, spinning the fastest brass in a mad Balkan house style!