Music bypasses political agendas, boarder lines, and close minds. It speaks straight to the heart as it moves the body and soul. Here’s a selection of French artists whose styles are influenced by Balkan and Global music. Hopefully this showcases the real cultural fusion that is taking place in the streets, clubs and studios in France and the rest of the world.

Cheers to the Roma and the Southeastern European whose music we love and enjoy so much!!

Watcha Clan, the multi-instrument multi-genre cross-cultural electronic band, is working on their upcoming 7th album which is due in Spring, 2011, and our ears tell us is as good as gold, so in the meantime let’s enjoy some Balkan remixes off their 6th release, Diaspora Remixed.

This Balkan Xpress remix features more brass instruments, a cleaner version of the electro-noise synth, a fun vocodor plan on the vocals, and overall an up-beat lift to the original. This tune is sure to create a great response on the dancefloor, check it out! Tchiribim (Balkan Xpress remix) by Watcha Clan

Tchiribim (Balkan Xpress remix) by Watcha Clan

Flore drops a massive remix of Benjamin Vial‘s empire track transforming it into a Balkan beat banger while keeping it slightly broken like the original beat. This tune will satisfy a diverse dance crowd and the global bass lovers.

Benjamin Vial – Empire (Flore Remix) by Benjamin Vial

Dr B Brain is an DJ / Producer on the electronic music label and party organization Hadra in France.

This track of his caught my attention with its flowing revolutionary spanish lyrics, and Drum & Bass / Dub / Galactic / Instrumental rhythm. Especially that horn riff. Check it out:

Find more artists like Dr B.Brain at Myspace Music

handmade65 is back on our blog with another smoking Electro-Balkano-Tropicalo-Ethno-Boom “58min around the world” mix
Around The World In 58 Minutes by handmade65

M’siou Rigolitch creates an enourmous mash up between Boban Markovic and Daft Punk to which he calls: Boban Markologic.

According to his facebook page (with a little help from google translate) M’siou Rigolitch is a Keyboardist & trombonist in several bands (WAK, Ganesa, Bizness, Skayala, Third State …) for almost 10 years, M’siou Rigolitch starts now “solo”.

[He has] always been very interested in traditional music from around the world, his current project combines the Balkan music to contemporary music. A real swagger and electronic rock, klezmer melodies are based on hip-hop, with the brass of Drum’n’Bass …

The track got great response on soundcloud, and is available for HQ WAV download here.

M’siou Rigolitch – Boban Markologic ( Daft Punk VS B. Markovic) by M’siou Rigolitch

M’siou Rigolitch feat. Flex’Orkestar – HipHop Der Kuppe (FREE INSTRUMENTAL) – ask me for link 😉 by M’siou Rigolitch

M’siou Rigolitch – IAM der kuppe (IAM vs Rigolitch & Flex’Orkestar) by M’siou Rigolitch

Here’s something really good from the French Government – no release date yet, but you will sure want it as it comes out! They call it Ethnictronica naming the song Balkanize Me – enjoy:

French Government – Balkanize Me (Original Mix) by French Government

Continuing on the Balkan house train: Here’s DJ Veka with a mini-mix Balkan with ghetto tech-house, balie and dub. Beast from the east minimix by VEKA

Here are 3 fantastic Balkan Beat Electro Tzigane Gypsy Disco mini-mixes by Alioch Petits Chapeaux de Bohème byAlioch Petits Chapeaux de Bohème by Alioch


  1. Dj Umb, Flore, Veka, thanks for the support, I am excited to help spread the word about fusionistic global music which I hope is symbolic and reflective of “la movimiento de la gente” (movement of the people) toward transnational cultural accommodating.

    surely lots more to happen!

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