Balkan Beat Box

Posted on April 10, 2009 Under Music

When we first heard Balkan Beat Box, the awful connotation of ‘world music’ received a makeover in our minds. The project by former Gogol Bordello member Tamir Muskat takes the rhythmic bounce of traditional music and brings it into the realm of modern production. JDub records, a non-profit label established to shed light on innovative Jewish music around the world, gives us a free listen into the Balkan Beat Box remix album entitled Nu Made. Also available for free play is The Sway Machinery, somewhat of a supergroup lead by guitarist Jeremiah Lockwood of Balkan Beat Box and members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Antibalas and Arcade Fire.