Balkan Taksim (Romania)
“With its effortless merging of wide-ranging styles from modern electronic music and trip-hop, to Balkan psych and Carpathian rhythms, their new single ‘Zalina’ makes a strong case for what exactly makes their music so special.”
Jeremy Monroe, THE 405
Here’s a band known for raising a groovy Balkan storm with its intoxicating blend of sharp contemporary electronic music, Balkan psych sounds and vocals. Balkan Taksim is the brainchild of Sașa-Liviu Stoianovici, who started the project by searching for something to link the sense of what has been with what will be. His explorations of traditional music of the Balkans, ancient Romanian music and Slavic cultures led him to travel a lot through the region and work with local singers and musicians with whom he recorded lots of traditional tunes, which he later reworked with sounds of modern electronica, powerful beats and heavy bass.