Want to know why Balkan music is sweeping the world's dancefloors at the moment?
Just have a blast of Nu-Med and all will be revealed. BB seem to be following in the great seventies Two Tone tradition of united races...Israelis, Moroccans, Bulgarians, arabs, jews all kinds of influences clashing gloriously together in a massive rocking party: make music, have a ball and break down divides.
There is a refreshing lack of pretension to this sound, an invigorating blend of virtuoso musicianship, bizarre time signatures, an anarchic collision of east/west/old/new instrumentation, and above all, driving grooves. I personally love the mix of old and new. Snake charmer's pipes over beatbox rhythms, accordian, oompah tuba, surf guitar, chunky b-lines, Hip hop sensibilities. A genre-defying collision of mediterranean and eastern european styles in grand sweeping arrangements. The overall effect is hypnotic and driving, forcing the feet to move, the hands to gyrate above the head, and a large toothy grin to spread across the face.
Resistance is futile, get down and get dancin'... huzzah!