Zdob şi Zdub

alternative rock from moldova

You move to Asphalt Tango Shop   Basta Mafia!
produced by Marc Elsner and Zdob si Zdub
released on Aspahalt Tango Records 2012

"What city what country is this stage I am on?" asks Roman Iagupov on the track "Gypsy Life" from the new Zdob si Zdob album titled "Basta Mafia!". And it's no surprise being that Zdob si Zdub are in the truest sense of the word an "international" band. From their humble beginnings as a Moldavian folk influenced ska-punk band, they've easily layered a true world mix of highly innovative listenable music with electronica dance and alt rock muscle without loosing any of their core roots. To make the break from old the band went to record in the ever transformative city of Berlin Germany. The city that in turn transformed the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, U2, Peaches, Bonaparte and countless others. In Berlin's cross cultural talent pool the boys worked with Marc Elsner as their new innovative producer. New York's Andy Schuman was also brought in to help bring Roman's vision of the songs to English. This multicultured combination of talents has led to Zdob Si Zbub's most ambitious and accessible piece of work yet. "Basta Mafia!" is a monster of a record that grows and swells upon multible listenings. Enjoy...


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White Wine/Red Wine
2010

 

  White Wine/Red Wine

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You move to Asphalt Tango Shop   Ethnomecanica
Released by Lavine/SonyBmg Germany, 2006

With a live show worthy of everyone`s envy and with 10 years of experience behind them, the cosmic minstrels combine in a unique way hardcore with Moldovan folklore, call them ethno-rockers if you will. Add a touch of hip-hop, drum`n`bass, jungle, disco. this is a happen` musical cross-over act. Don`t even try to put them in your boxy world, they`re unclassifiable.
They`ve been called shamans as whatever they do they continue to use their magic and beauty. They hypnotize.They always keep the balance between riffs that go straight to your heart and play with carefree metaphors that make them a unique experience. Their lyrics are written in a new dialect of rock music.If ZsZ never existed they should be invented. Obsessively talented. Incredibly melodic. The Zdubs amaze, every time.


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Boonika Bate Doba
Single, 2005

 

  Boonika Bate Doba

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You move to Asphalt Tango Shop   450 sheep
Released by Warner Austria, 2003

 


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Do Romantiki
Released by Zdob-şi-Zdub, 2003

 

  You move to Asphalt Tango Shop


You move to Asphalt Tango Shop   Agroromantica
Released by Zdob-şi-Zdub, 2001

 


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Tabara noastra
Released by Zdob-şi-Zdub, 1999

 

  You move to Asphalt Tango Shop

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Hardcore Moldovenesc   Hardcore Moldovenesc
1996

 


 



 

 

 
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