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Release: 10th February 2006

Cat. Nr.: CD-ATR 0906
Format: CD / 8 songs in Gypsy - and serbian language & 4 instrumentals
Total playing time 45:12
File under:
World/ Gypsy/ Serbia
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World Music Charts EuropeKal are the hottest Gypsy band from the suburbs of Belgrad, rock'n'roll in attitude, fuelled on urban beats and rooted in the Balkan blues. In their wit, imagination and ability to throw disparate sounds together they mark themselves as both part of Balkan Gypsy tradition and 21st Century lifestyle. Kal - the word is Romani for 'black' - were formed by the Ristic brothers, Dushan and Dragan, to confront the prejudices and clichés the Roma face. Ristic's vision of how Kal embrace 21st Century Roma music is a generous one: bhangra rhythms underpin one song, a violin dances around a two-step rhythm played on double bass, weeping Hawaiian steel guitar drifts over a lovely waltz tempo, an accordion feeds tango flavours, Montenegran rock satirist Rambo Amadeus delivers an acerbic, hiccupping rap whilst the striking voices of Zumrita Jakupovic, Adil Maksutovic and Dragana Berakovic lend earthy, sensual qualities to the songs. Recorded on a bare bones budget at Dragan's ramshackle home studio this brilliant, intuitive album shifts Gypsy soul into cyberspace. To help achieve this mix Kal employed Mike Nielsen to mix, arrange, find beats and produce the album. Nielsen's experience involves everything from mixing Dizzy Gillespie's live sound through working with Maori and Turkish musicians to producing/ engineering Underworld, Jamiroquai and Natasha Atlas. (read more)

Musicians

Dragan Ristic - vocals, guitar, shargjia, Dragan Mitrovic - accordion, Vladan Mitrovic - accordion, backing vocals, Djordje Belkic - violin, Dragan Runic - double bass, Neat Junuzi - percussions

Special guest: Rambo Amadeus (title 4)

Titles

1. Duj Duj 04:43 / 2. Dvojka 03:17 / 3. Lili 03:33 / 4. Komedija 03:54 / 5. Dzelem, Dzelem 05:55
6. Papusha 03:36 / 7. Boro, boro 03:29 / 8. Mozzarella 02:26 / 9. Gurbetski tango 03:45
10. Obrenovac boogie 02:57 11. Tu Barosa 02:55 / 12. Midnight walk 04:25

Total playing time 45:12

 

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Dvojka Komedija Duj Duj

 

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This production was produced by Mike Nielsen and mastered by Marc Elsner at Headroom Studio Berlin.