Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Nu Made Remix: Balkan Beat Box and "Joro Boro (BBB Remix)"

Today's random tune is by Balkan Beat Box, founded in 2003 by Tamir Muskat and Ori Kaplan in New York City. An Israeli band, their goal is to take ancient and traditional music and combine it with hip hop to create a more modern sound that would appeal to people in dancehalls and clubs. They cite as influences Boban Marković, Rachid Taha, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Manu Chao, and Charlie Parker. This song, Joro Boro, was recorded on their 2007 album Nu Med, but this version is a remix featured on their remix album Nu Made (2009) and on the compilation Balkan Club Night, Vol. 2 (2011).