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Following on from yesterday’s post (also check back there for the full Oldtown line up poster) about the Batov Records takeover on the Oldtown Port, here’s a handful of international acts that will also be performing on the new stage this year. 671 more words



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 honest. 920 more words


Gypsy Sound System Orkestra - Fate

This is the latest video from Gypsy Sound System Orkestra, Switzerland’s premier Balkan beats crew who brought their show to the Jolly Dodger at Boomtown Fair last year. 19 more words


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 and remix producers like Shantel and Balkan Beat Box. 335 more words


Excerpt from Patricia Ketola's "Dirty Pictures"

“On the day of the big event I walked through the hours until seven like I was living in zombie land. I started dressing around five, making sure I wore a disposable polyester dress that wouldn’t leave any fibers scattered around the murder site. 396 more words

Contemporary Fiction

Djelem Djelem - Gypsy music and me

To be fair, I just wrote about it in Hungarian, but this really does merit an English post. It’s an open secret that the person who really got me into Gypsy music is my brother. 609 more words

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From Csóre to Popeda - how I sell both countries in terms of their music

Ask me what my favorite Hungarian music is, and I’ll immediately tell you Csóre Béla. Now, I like Csóre Béla, I once spent eighteen months searching for his tapes when I lived in Hungary. 1,072 more words

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