After all these years still loving those Balkan Beats and here’s a bunch of superior grooves in that style with top-notch production quality and a fresh take on the genre. Taking in Balkan Step, Ska and loads of Horn, this will get you moving and shaking!
Some cuts from their new album called “Our Routes”:
“Gypsy Hill – the beast from nearby the middle east – play an intoxicating mix of balkan brass, mediterranean surf rock, ska & swing. Featuring guitars, horns, tuba, a scratch DJ and a mix of live and electronic beats, Gypsy Hill effortlessley mix the tradtional with a uniquely modern sound.
Producers DJ Kobyashi and Herbert Newbert have taken the project from studio to stage, gradually growing the band and honing their high-energy live hows. Their burgeoning CV includes remixes for the likes of Balkan Beat Box and Al Jawala and a special feautre on Ninja Tune’s impressive new ‘Ninja Jamm’ app, appearing alongside electronic music royalty such as Coldcut, Mr Scruff, Bonobo and many more of the Ninja Tunes roster.
A tour history that includes some of the UK and Europe’s biggest festivals (Glastonbury, Bestival, WOMAD, Green Man,Wilderness, Sziget, Fusion), Gypsy Hill are no strangers to the big stages, having played alongside some of the greats including Taraf De Haidouks.”