SHAZALAKAZOO ‎– Karton City Boom

Vinyl LP

649,00 Kč

Shazalakazoo ‎- Karton City Boom

Label:Eastblok Music ‎- EBM 023

Format:Vinyl, LP, Album

Released:04 Nov 2011

Style: Electro, Balkan

1 Opla 3:31

2 Ava Kari

Featuring - Hornsman Coyote, Sveti Sevqet


3 Baklava Lover

Featuring - Killo Killo


4 Pura Cachorrada

Featuring - MC GI


5 Merava Mindzake 4:23

6 Plus 49

Featuring - Wikluh Sky


7 Bang! 3:37

8 Folkstep 4:01

9 Sai Fora

Featuring - MC GI


10 Aleva 3:53

11 Halls Preto

Featuring - MC GI


12 Tallavangelist 4:03

13 Bula Bai

Featuring - Zanillya


14 Kalafonication 3:42

15 Sunny Side Of The Street

Featuring - Sofija Knezevic

Shazalakazoo is an electronic music band from Belgrade (Serbia) formed by Milan Djurić and Uroš

Petković. The band composes and performs danceable electronic bass music heavily spiced with

live sounds originating from the duo's own region - the Balkans. Their interpretation of Balkan

melodies, harmonies and rhythm patterns are often intertwined with influences from Latin America

and/or Sub-Saharan Africa, creating a unique musical blend which they call the Folkstep.

* * *

The 21st century is still young yet it already left a huge, almost revolutionary legacy behind: a

comparatively sudden drop in prices of high-tech goods and its mass-scale production caused by

business strategies of East and South East Asian countries. While new ports are built on Chinese

shores to export more goods, poor segments of population across the world are increasingly

embracing top-notch technology, which seems to have never been the case in history, at least not

on this scale. Computers with Internet access have become commonplace in slums of the

developing world. Their dwellers now use phones with cameras and many more functions like their

wealthier suburban neighbours. Technology has in one way or the other become accessible to all.

This accessibility and this popular use of new technologies have inevitably brought changes into all

pores of society.

Electronic music has long been a privilege of the population of advanced countries or of upper

classes in the developing world. With the general cheapening and increasing accessibility of


equipment and accompanying music accessories, we now have, for the first time, electronic music

made by the poor. Almost in a synchronized manner, new electronic music trends are sprouting in

shanty houses across the globe. For instance, we have baile funk in Brazilian favelas and kuduro in

Angolan ones; there are kwaito and shangaan electro in South African townships and tallava in

karton cities of the Balkans.

Newcomer shantytown music producers in all these different regions use almost identical methods

to create their music. They first make an electronic music base on the computer to which they add

elements of local traditional music and then record vocals on the top of it all. The result is numerous

music movements which are, substantially, and on the level of ideas, very similar to each other.

This music is actually dance music, music for entertainment, a pastime. The idea of this album is to

merge the elements of those fresh electronic music movements of the developing world and its

diaspora with the trends of their Balkan equivalents, into an integral sound. The outcome is the

booming sound of karton (cardboard) cities, as Belgraders refer to their shantytowns. Enjoy the

Karton City Boom!