Various Artists Electric Gypsyland Vol. 2
- Words: Derek Beres
- Label: Six Degrees
After a wildly successful first edition, this electronic survey of the Balkans is expanded past the realm of Taraf de Haïdouks and Kocani Orkestar. The brass-heavy beats of Eastern Europe are interpreted with great enthusiasm by Balkan Beat Box, Oi Va Voi, Smadj, and, of course, Shantel, the leading producer on the electro-Balkan scene; the hi-hat and kick drum he works into a Taraf dance number adds a tasteful touch. Others are more adventurous, moving into avant-garde territory in their interpretations. A companion CD of originals shows the evolution of the tracks, though both discs are equally fearless.
- NewsAphex Twin Talks 'Syro,' Gear, '90s Rave Culture, and More in Extensive New Interview
- GearDntel Shares Five Essential Pieces from His Home Studio
- FeatureReal Talk: DVS1 on Respect, Photography on the Dancefloor, and the Battle Between Art and Entertainment
- FeatureHi-Five: Tin Man Selects His Top Acid Tracks
- MP3kidkanevil "Thousand Year Forest (One for Yosi)"
- September 18: New Forms Festival 2014 with Oneohtrix Point Never, Hieroglyphic Being, Helena Hauff, Madlib, and More
- September 24: Decibel Festival with Marcel Dettmann, KiNK, FaltyDL, John Roberts, Steffi, Simian Mobile Disco, and More
- October 15: Amsterdam Dance Event with Four Tet, DJ Koze, Jon Hopkins, Karenn, Ben UFO, Floating Points, MCDE, Talaboman, and More
XLR8R Downloads Player