It’s a great honour to present to you this Top 10 by leading Club Balkan band Balkan Beat Box (BBB). BBB have been around since 2003, 10 years now, and I always remember their first album dropping, with the above cover. It was an absolute revelation.
It wasn’t the first album to fuse Club Beats with Balkan style music but for me it was the first proper Club Balkan album. Shantel from Bucovina was the leader in the Club Balkan style but he hadn’t perfected the DJ Culture aspect of the genre like BBB had on their first album.
So this is quite a legendary band as far as Transnational Bass music goes.
Recently, one of their tracks, “Hermetico” was sampled by Jason Derulo feat. 2 Chainz on his Top 40 track “Talk Dirty” and so finally BBB helped Club Balkan music to reach the R&B mainstream which is quite a big thing per se.
Here’s BBB’s Top 10 current tracks in no particular order:
1. Hataah – Sekwe [Zouk Bass Compilation Volume 2]
2. Copia Doble Systema – Boom Boom (Thornato Remix)
3. Major Lazer – Watch Out For This (Bumaye) [feat. Busy Signal, the Flexican & FS Green]
4. Die Antwoord- Fatty Boom Boom
5. Maga Bo – Tempos Insanos feat. BNegão
6. Kunuaka – Makossa & Megablast featuring Subrinah
7. Yaga Skank – The Busy Twist
8. Guacha (Thornato Remix)
9. Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy RMX)
10. The Partysquad – Go Down Low (Neki Stranac Moombahton Mix)