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Various Artists / Electric Gypsyland 2
Album:Electric Gypsyland 2 Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Nov 2006
Label:Crammed Discs 

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Add Date:2006-12-10 Pull Date:2007-02-11 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Feb 4Jan 28Jan 21Jan 14Jan 7Dec 31Dec 24Dec 17

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 03, 2007:New World Disorder
Red Bula
4.Jan 21, 2007:Radio Experiment #2
Iest Sexy
2.Feb 02, 2007:the jewish alternative
The Man Who Drinks
5.Jan 20, 2007:New World Disorder
Neascu In Africa
3.Jan 27, 2007:New World DIsorder
Romano Dance
6.Jan 19, 2007:the jewish alternative
A Rom And A Home

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-11-16 
[coll]: Electric Gypsyland 2
Reviewed by Sadie O., 11/16/06
Remixes and remakes of Balkan pieces, by a variety of international artists. Some electronica, some experimental, some just slight tweaks of the originals. All really interesting and a lot of fun – don’t miss out on this! Not just a World record by any means. CD 2 is the original Balkan cuts.
No FCCs. All great – I like 4, 10 and 16 best on CD 1, and most of CD 2 is fabulous.
CD 1:
1. 3:18 **electronic chirpy beats, plucked instrument, chimes, layers come in and out. Midtempo, march of the crickets meets mellow sweetness. Ends with several seconds of clapping.
2. 4:30 ***random electronica intro, then uptempo gypsy dance beat with accordion.
3. 3:14 *midtempo, plucked instrument and male vocals, alternating with lots of chirpy noises and drones.
4. 4:41 ****hyperactive male nonsense vocals, trumpets and upbeat mayhem. Balkan Beat Box rooolz, ya!
5. 5:24 ***dubby handdrums, harmonium and funky beat. Slow violin ending.
6. 6:14 **solo oud intro, squeaky midtempo beat. Male vocals and mysterious horns.
7. 3:38 **jaunty little strings, female spoken word, then full-on uptempo hora with accordion, male vocals.
8. 4:09 *plaintive male vocals and horns. 1.5 minutes in switches to bouncy, happy midtempo dance.
9. 3:35 **bouncy midtempo handdrums, panpipes and bells. Lots of elements come and go, interesting sound. Ends with a splat.
10. 3:54 **** uptempo rave. Opa! Male vocals and merriment.
11. 4:15 *birdsongs and acoustic guitar. Pretty female vocals, very mellow. Some male vocals as well, a bit of a samba groove.
12. 3:50 ***slow build of squeaky violins and things, totally funky beat at 1 minute along.
13. 3:33 ***German dancehall intro, Balkan singing, lots of syncopation, sounds like a lot of fun.
14. 4:00 **rather frantic sounding combination of sounds, dance on crack… Who needs coffee?
15. 5:36 ***female vocals and hand percussion with horns, very uptempo, but a sweet dance groove.
16. 4:52 ****honking noises and doumbek. Funky slightly uptempo beat and horns. Adds elements to form a nice mix. I added stars as it went along…
CD 2: (original tracks)
1. 2:27 **hand drums and horns, uptempo. Oompah comes in almost a minute in. Odd combo of frantic and laid back.
2. 4:12 **uptempo romp with horns that sound like a mariachi band, male vocals.
3. 6:07 **great handdrums and percussion, lots of horns. Great solos in second half of song.
4. 5:05 ****wonderful bouncy but unclassifiable beat, male vocals, great midtempo romp. False ending about a minute and a half from the end, then fast Charleston.
5. 3:09 **Yeee haw! Fast fiddle-driven barn dance laden with methamphetamines. The devil did NOT go down to Georgia, clearly.
6. 7:40 ***random violin noises like raindrops, fast bass-driven beat lurks underneath. Emotional male vocals.
7. 6:04 ****Live recording, long oboe solo, then huge midtempo dance band, great syncopated romp. Big doumbek solo near end.
8. 4:51 ****fast horn-driven dance with great syncopation. Nice!
9. 4:15 *****doumbek and harmonium – very belly dancey until the horns from heck come in. Male vocals and oompah. I LOVE this!
10. 4:17 ***sweet and smooth slightly uptempo dance. This band SMOKES.
11. 5:01 *In a startling switch, very downtempo and rather dreamy violin-and piano based ballet. Beautiful, but I’m all hyper now…
12. 2:18 **starts with random people noises, then rather theatrical midtempo accordion-based number.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Tunng Vs. Taraf De HaidouksHomecoming
2.Buscemi Vs. Kocani OrkestarAlone At My Wedding
3.Animal Collective Vs. Kocani OrkestarOi Bori Sujie
4.Balkan Beat Box vs. Mahala Rai BandaRed Bula
5.Dj Click Vs. Mahala Rai BandaRomano Dance
6.Smadj Vs. Kocani OrkestarMi Bori San Korani
7.Shantel Vs. Taraf De HaidouksDba Duba Si Hora
8.Oi Va Voi Vs. Taraf De HaidouksA Rom And A Home
9.Cibelle vs. Kocani OrkestarMaxutu
10.Forth Thieves Orkestar Vs. Mahala Rai BandaThe Man Who Drinks
11.Nouvelle Vague vs. Mahala Rai BandaMorceau D'amour
12.Shrinesynchrosystem Vs. Taraf De HaidouksNeascu In Africa
13.Yuriy Gurzhy/Russendisko & Friends Vs. ZelwarImmigrant Radio/Soldier Tufaiev Abroad
14.43 Skidoo vs. Kocani OrkestarIsmali Oro
15.Russ & Roc Vs. Mahala Rai BandaSpoitoresa Revisited
16.Russ & Roc Vs Mahala Rai BandaSpoitoresa Revisited (Got The Parts Mix)
17.Ko?Ani OrkestarCudna Zena
18.Ko?Ani OrkestarSiki, Siki Baba
19.Ko?Ani OrkestarL'orient Est Rouge
20.Taraf De HaïdouksDuba, Duba Si Hora
21.Taraf De HaïdouksTerno Chelipé
22.Taraf De HaïdouksCînd Eram La '48
23.Taraf De HaïdouksA La Turk
24.Mahala Raï BandaSpoitoresa
25.Mahala Raï BandaIest Sexy
26.Mahala Raï BandaRomano Dance
27.ZelwerThe Fiancee's Dream
28.ZelwerSoldier Tufaiev Get Married