Balkan Beat Box - Nu Made (Remixes)

Nu Made (Remixes)

Balkan Beat Box

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
CD Double Album 13 tracks £9.99
Download Album (MP3) 11 tracks £7.99
Download Album (FLAC) 11 tracks £7.99

Description

Balkan Beat Box - Nu Made (Remixes)

Released in conjunction with Balkan Beat Box's Spring/Summer 2008 tour, this exciting double-pack contains 11 audio tracks, a music video, and a 26-minute film.

Audio
Most of the tracks are fresh remixes derived from BBB's acclaimed 2007 album Nu Med (for "New Mediterranean", a title which is both a musical and a cultural/political statement). Featured remixers include Dub Gabriel, Nickodemus (both from Brooklyn), Italy's Stefano Miele, UBK (aka BBB and Boom Pam guitarist Uri Kinrot), as well as three as-yet-unknown producers who submitted reworks to a Balkan Beat Box remix contest: Mr Tunes, Cheffy Chef and Puzzel. The band themselves created their own remixes of Habibi Min Zaman and Joro Boro.

To round off the selection, there's also Balkan Beat Box's reinterpretation of Romanian band Mahala Raï Banda's Red Bula, as well as a brand-new track entitled Ramallah-Tel Aviv, a song with politically-charged lyrics in Arabic and Hebrew, urging the Israeli and Palestinian youth to distrust their respective leaders and look towards forging a new, peaceful future together.

Video
The DVD features a 26-minute film directed by Elsa Dahmani, documenting a special event put together by Balkan Beat Box in Tel Aviv in February 2008. After years of performing around Europe and the USA (where the band was formed), this was the band's first large-scale show in the country most of them grew up in. For this circus-like show, the band's 6-member line-up was augmented by a host of guests including Kurdish and Bulgarian folk musicians & singers, as well as ex-Minimal Compact guitarist/singer Berry Sakharof for a version of a Greek pop tune from the '60s.

Also included is a live video for Hermetico, based on footage shot in various festivals.

Reviews


DISC 1 = CD AUDIO

DISC 2 = DVD VIDEO

Tracklisting

CD Double Album (CRAW 48CD)
    1. Balkan Beat Box - Habibi Min Zaman (BBB Remix)
    2. Balkan Beat Box vs Mahala Raï Banda - Red Bula (BBB Remix)
    3. Balkan Beat Box - Adir Adirim (Nickodemus Remix)
    4. Balkan Beat Box - Delancey (Stefano Miele Balkan Carnival Remix)
    5. Balkan Beat Box - Hermetico (Dub Gabriel/Kush Arora Remix)
    6. Balkan Beat Box - Joro Boro (BBB Remix)
    7. Balkan Beat Box - Digital Monkey (Cheffy Chef Remix)
    8. Balkan Beat Box - Digital Monkey (Puzzel Remix)
    9. Balkan Beat Box - Pachima (UBK Remix)
    10. Balkan Beat Box - Habibi Min Zaman (Mr. Tunes Remix)
    11. Balkan Beat Box - Ramallah-Tel Aviv
    1. Elsa Dahmani - Kind Of Home (DVD - Documentary with live footage)
    2. Leah Tannen - Hermetico (DVD - Music video)
    Download Album (CRAW 48DD)
    1. Balkan Beat Box - Habibi Min Zaman (BBB Remix)
    2. Balkan Beat Box vs Mahala Raï Banda - Red Bula (BBB Remix)
    3. Balkan Beat Box - Adir Adirim (Nickodemus Remix)
    4. Balkan Beat Box - Delancey (Stefano Miele Balkan Carnival Remix)
    5. Balkan Beat Box - Hermetico (Dub Gabriel/Kush Arora Remix)
    6. Balkan Beat Box - Joro Boro (BBB Remix)
    7. Balkan Beat Box - Digital Monkey (Cheffy Chef Remix)
    8. Balkan Beat Box - Digital Monkey (Puzzel Remix)
    9. Balkan Beat Box - Pachima (UBK Remix)
    10. Balkan Beat Box - Habibi Min Zaman (Mr. Tunes Remix)
    11. Balkan Beat Box - Ramallah-Tel Aviv