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SuperDiverCity

€17 (incl. €2 shipping)

(2015 - cd - chou 1502)
prod. & publ. Choux de Bruxelles
SuperDiverCity is Mec Yek's second full album. As you’d expect from Mec Yek’s origins, Super Diver City contains some musical surprises: twelve tracks, nine particular arrangements of traditional Roma-songs, two songs written by singers Katia and Milka and one Amy Winehouse-cover, translated into Romanès. Some songs show minimal orchestration, other pull out all the stops (now and then even with a Hammond organ). The band travels back to its nostalgic roots, from the early years with the Roma in Slovakia, to more contemporary and urban dub, ska, latin and soul. All nicely mixed together by Shazalakazoo, leading duo in Balkan Beats from Belgrade, Serbia, who delivered already in 2010 some surprising remixes of Jaune Toujours and Mec Yek tracks for the remix album RE:PLUGGED. But, against all expectations: Mec Yek is a gypsy band without violin.

Tracklist:
1. Duj Duj
2. Tshaje Tshaje
3. Kali Som
4. Soske Dzjava
5. E Terni O Terno
6. Odi Tshori Mri Daj
7. Shun Tu More
8. Radku Radku
9. Andre Mri Bar
10. Sako Dzjives
11. Pale Tsha Kalo (Back to Black)
12. Julia Julia

Line-up:
Katharina *Katia* Pohlodkova
vocals
Emilia *Milka* Pohlodkova vocals
Piet Maris accordion & vocals
Théophane Raballand drums & percussion
Mathieu Verkaeren double bass
Mattias Laga sax soprano, clarinets
Bart Maris trumpet, tuba

Production & Publishing Choux de Bruxelles
Producing Piet Maris
Recording Jules Fradet, Studio Dada, Brussels, March 2015
Mixing Shazalakazoo, Belgrade, March-April 2015
Mastering Uwe Teichert, Elektropolis, Brussels, April 2015

Design Sarah Baur

Translation & editing lyrics Katia & Milka Pohlodkova, Dennis Pohlodko & Piet Maris
(all lyrics translated as closely as possible to the original lyrics in Romanès)