Saturday, 30 August 2014
Since releasing their self-titled debut album earlier this year, Black Masala has been busy performing, touring and recording new music. The group won two Washington Area Music Association WAMMIE awards for Best World Music Recording and overall Best New Artist of the year. Black Masala has quickly made a name for themselves with their eclectic and funky brass-heavy sound, performing at shows up and down the East Coast. Three tracks from Black Masala's self-titled debut album received remix treatment by some of the world's most exciting and in demand remix artists. First up is Dutch producer Solo Moderna's funky Balkumbia remix of "Mesecina", a high-energy stepper to get the dance floor going. DJ Clairvo, from Budapest, takes the deep southern Soul of "Knockin" and drops the bottom out, adding funky beats and dj scratches. NYC based K Sabroso also reworked "Knockin", pushing and pulling the track through a range of effects, creating a bass heavy moombahsoul monster! Popular tune "Bhangra V" received five different remixes, the first by Los Chicos Altos from Barcelona, Spain. Los Chicos Altos maximize the heavy horns of Bhangra V with a swinging beat and deep bass line to maximum effect. Sydney, Australia's Omegaman has added his signature chopped up breakbeats and other effects to create a party rocking and DJ friendly jam. Originally from Bulgaria and now based in Cologne, Germany is Kosta Kostov, who has warped and twisted "Bhangra V" into a heavy, dance floor Balkan smash; be careful with this one! Miami's Kinky Electric Noise originally hails from Colombia and that comes through in his remix, with an upbeat tempo, heavy bass boom and some killer percussion. Closing out this release is the deep, tribal house remix of "Bhangra V" by German producer Samuel Tegaro, a refreshing and surprising take on this great tune. Black Masala is known for their music gumbo, a live and enchanting mixture of funk, Balkan, soul, brass, Gypsy, Appalachia and more thrown together. These remixes capture the essence of Black Masala, taking the band's music into new and different directions like house, breakbeat, moombah-soul, Balkumbia and more. Music knows no borders and Distributed By Symphonic Distribution - www.symphonicdistribution.com
Monday, 26 May 2014
A very new Solo Moderna track, called Cumbia Kingston, has been compiled on French Columbian Galletas Calientes Records. The compilation under the name of Demencia Tropical (Alien Sounds From The Tropics). Feeling very at ease with other allienized producers, coming from all wind directions, there is Kosta Kostov, Rafael Aragon, Cero39, Dj Click and Los Piranas to name some. Expect some unexpected and delightful fusions of tropical genres! Coming on cd, download and a special selection on vinyl!!! Cumbia Kingston has been blogged on Generation Bass and charging up at Juno Downlaods UK, also the place to buy the piece. The Kacksters EP did pretty well as it was blogged on the first and oldest electroswing on Spanish Cassetteblog: and on Lord Sassafras Jordi Auguri Blog. At the last momment there was an extra remix coming in by Danish/Dutch producers Mashti and Polyesta. A very fresh and electrofied version of Hoop E Kack, quite a surprise. And if all are ok even in a short time theres another remix coming from the UK!! This month I finished up a remix for Forth Knox Five Records in Washington US. All very excited about it!! Soon more information about that. A special note about a very nice gig with dj Siroj last week as a Gipsyfestival preparty and coming up on 7 juni I'm back playing in Bergen op Zoom where the jazz still is being reanimated with Jazz on Route I'm residating Cafe Les Vedettes!
Buy Cumbia Kingston @ Juno Download UK here
Sunday, 6 April 2014
Blogged on the first and oldest Electroswing blog, Electro-Swing.com! 10 April will be the releasedate of Solo Moderna & The Hep Catchers The Kacksters EP, with remixes by Mondo Cane, Tobi SoundNomaden and Rees K.A.K. The Kacksters EP is based on a cooperation between Solo Moderna and The Hep Catchers who met on a Circus Hoppa show at Paradiso Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This upcoming EP reveals it's new direction on The Kacksters EP with 5 versions of the track Hoop E Kack ranging from electroswing to folkstep to some faster breakbeats. The antique Hoop E Kack happens to be a tune witch never leaves the head! It is a perfect question and answer between banjo and piano, the hileric laughing saxlines and catchy melancholic female vocal improvisations makes it all comes together! All remixes and original are dancefloor ready made by remixers like Mondo Cane from Italy, Soundnomaden from Germany and the faster breakbeat party by Rees K.A.K. Hope you have a nice listening!
Esta Polyesta(Netherlands) The master of crazy music
Rafael Aragon (Paris France Latinarabia Studio) Dope quality here !! looking forward to the album !
Doctor Stereo (Buenos Aires, Argentina Producer) Always nice to listen to your crazy sounds!
Ru Robinson ( Bournemouth, Britain Electroswing producer) It is highly important that i plaY this soon!
ParisDJs( Paris France dj's) Stupid & Wack in a very good way :-)
Canalh(Medellin Columbia musician Dj remixer) jaaaaaaaa jaaaaaaaa jaaaaaaaa
Kosta Kostov (Cologne Germany dj producer) The off beat kibg is back :-)
Ojo Torrado( Utrecht Holland (blogger, producer promotor mc) This makes me so happy!^^
Fat Harry Hong Kong Ping Pong (UK dj promotor) Incredible!
Available on Solo Moderna Bandcamp from release date!
Thursday, 16 January 2014
The Scatterer, adapted from Sonido Pouble EP is hitting a brandnew compilation: 'Copperdollar, The Back Of Beyond'. It is a 15 track album out now on Freshly Squeezed Music UK. It is put together in collaboration with Copperdollar, the award winning performance company known for their cutting-edge and mixed-media immersive theatre productions inspired by Mexico's Day Of The Dead, compilad by DJ Mark Stylus. Other artist on the album, Colman Brothers, All Lindrum, Quantic, Farrapo, Una Mas Ttio !! Listen here under to the minimix.
Friday, 29 November 2013
Matt Catt stomping!!!!
El Loco Inglès oppppppa!
Dj ByrNe Top work again...
FLUCHANKA SELECTA Great! thank's :-)
Chamuko Ea ea Dick Dale!
Ru Robinson oh yes! thanks
Balkan Hotsteppers Ow yeah ! that typical good ol' solo moderna sound! !
Lazarus Soundsystem super! ga ik in men setje verwerken voor dit weekend! thx voor de download!
Señor Elias nnnnn nnnn nniiiicceee!!!
DJSUPERSTEREO yeepppaaa!!!love it!!!! '
Dj Spery Speedy balcumbia! Nice and funny, thanx for the dl! :)
Señor Griff Sounds like a 'Rambunctious Social Club' classic already! Looking forward to playing it. Many thanks!
Pop the corks with this party brass balkumbia remix! This is a remix I did for very talented Balkan group Rvi Meha Orkestra from Novosibirsk from a track called New Year, so you will be prepared for the holidays!! And already a free download gifted, don't forget to push the like button and you will be very welcome!
Denzo Miranaff from Rvi Meha Orkestra explains: 'Russian rock at 90s was very depressed and we all grew up on this musik. We then started to listen to other styles of music. In our case it was balkan music. This is not a folk song, it's our understanding of Russian rock and balkan musik.'
New year, new year, guests come to us.
Jolly Santa Claus with a bag of us comes.
Long-awaited holiday in every one home.
Loud popping firecrackers fun circle.(veselo krugom-fun cirkle)
Christmas tree lit with bright lights.
On the table is a salad and a bowl with dumplings.
Freezes on the window waiting for moonshine bank.
Nice holiday comes to us, starts hurdy-gurdy!(zavodi sharmanku - starts hugry dugry)
Рви Меха - Шашлычок ЖИВЯКОМ
Thursday, 3 October 2013
The 12th of Oktober starting @ midnght the Second edition of 'Electro Swing Club Amsterdam' at the new home the 'Sugar Factory'. Another great ESC party in one of the worlds coolest and fun cities! ESC Amsterdam....come and join for a 1920'S - 1950's themed swinging night of prohibition beats and vintage inspired debauchery from the first and original Electro Swing Club in the Netherlands!
Solo Moderna & Hepcatchers (NL) An electro swing project originally formed out of the 'Ot Azoj Klezmerband'. The band have played with Ramses Hoppa and these days are joined by Solo Moderna, a cutting edge Dutch DJ. https://www.facebook.com/hep.catchers https://www.facebook.com/solo.moderna
Max Pashm (UK) Co-founder of the Electro Swing Club network, genre pioneer and internationally acclaimed DJ and producer. https://www.facebook.com/maxpashm1 https://soundcloud.com/maxpashm
Ramses Hoppa (NL) Host Electro Swing Club Amsterdam and Hungarian based Dutch legend! https://www.facebook.com/RamsesHoppa?ref=ts&fref=ts http://www.mixcloud.com/RamsesHoppa/dj-ramses-this-is-electro-swing-baby/
*Burlesque Dancers & Candy Girls:
Sayuri Dee https://www.facebook.com/sayuri.dee
Billie Boom Boom https://www.facebook.com/billie.boomboom.5
*Amazing visuals from VJ Zenthar https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zenthar/400592496696199
* Tickets: €10 advance €8 discount €12 door price
*5 best dressed best people will receive a free copy of the 'ESC VOL 1' compilation https://soundcloud.com/pashmountmusic/sets/electro-swing-club-vol-1/
http://www.electroswingclub.com/ http://www.pashmountmusic.com/ http://www.sugarfactory.nl/
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
After the big succes of last year again at Ruigoord and to calebrate Cafe Belgique's 16th birthday, I'm very happy to be part of this event at cultural freeplace Ruigoord ! I will be playing between 01.00 and 04.00u
line up: Uncle Fee Black Harmony Sound UK https://soundcloud.com/uncle-fee Radical HI-FI https://soundcloud.com/radical-hi-fi Cinema Royale http://www.cinemaroyale.nl/cinema/Kleo Solo Moderna SUPERCITY http://www.supercity.nl/ MC Yiapo
From 18.00 there is food, drinks and good vibes. Tickets €10 available at cafe Belgique or at the door. There will be a bus to bring you back from Ruigoord to Sloterdijk details will follow.