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.
- MP3Marley Carroll "First Thought, Best Thought (Little People Remix)"
- NewsFour Tet Streams Final Forthcoming Percussions Tracks
- NewsCheck Out a 40-Minute Live Set from Juju & Jordash
- FeatureHi-Five - Dauwd Selects His Favorite Tunes from the Kompakt Catalog
- NewsPixelord, DZA, 813, and Others to Appear on Upcoming Russia-Focused Compilation
- Locals Only: Prins Thomas Shares His Five Favorite Spots in Oslo
- 20 Questions - Robert Hood Talks Underground Resistance, Kraftwerk, and Cheese Grits
- Hi-Five - Dauwd Selects His Favorite Tunes from the Kompakt Catalog
- 20 Questions - Teebs Talks New Album, Low End Theory, and Playing 'Street Fighter' with Flying Lotus
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