Gypsy Beats & Balkan Bangers - Various


Compiled by Russ Jones (Future World Funk) and Felix Buxton (Basement Jaxx) who bring us three bonus remix tracks at the end. There's a couple of tracks and a remix from German DJ Shantel whose Bucovina Club nights have been a big success all over Europe, wild nights of music, drinking, anarchy which is good to hear given the blandness of a lot of the mainstream music around just now. That certainly isn't true of Gogol Bordello, they love The Clash (they use ex-Clash tour DJ, Scratchy, on their tours). Here we get <em>Start Wearing Purple </em>which was a Radio 1 record of the week no less, look out too for a couple of tracks from our regular favourites Fanfare Ciocarlia. The Balkan party is on its way Graham Radley