The Bucovina Club Years

AY 038CD AY 038CD

With this open-minded approach, Shantel is the audible side of a different Germany. He is the first to have injected a cosmopolitan sound into the local pop culture. In his case, migration can be heard and danced to. He plays musical treasures from South-Eastern Europe, the Middle East, or the Mediterranean in a new context, making it possible to experience intuitively the culture it originated in. His method is cultural sampling: taking things out of their context and putting them into a new one. Club culture as a concept of permanent development, not as a museum in which to repeat the same, eternally -- like in Berlin, where thousands of tourists wait in front of Berghain so as to be able to experience the predictable. On the 30th anniversary of Club Guerilla (1997), Shantel opens a new chapter on his never-ending tour under the heading: Shantology: 30 Years of Club Guerilla. Part one of the Shantology trilogy appears in the form of The Bucovina Club Years. The albums will be full of unpublished newly recorded and "well hung" material that will impressively highlight the timeless hit quality of his music. A review? No, more a retrospective look forward. This disco partisan likes things exciting, and is always good for surprises. The double-CD has 34 mixes, songs from an exciting era beginning in the late 1990s and extending to 2007. Keep those peepers pealed for the rest of the trilogy. Features Tropkillaz, Haaksman & Haaksman, Mahala Rai Banda, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Goran Bregovic, Jewish Monkeys, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Ian Oliver, Binder, Kriegelstein Boban Markovic Orkestar, Friends Of Boban, Taraf De Haidouks, DJ Click Vs. Shantel, Bucovina, Sandy Lopicic Orkestar, Vienna Phil Banda, Baba Zula, Boom Pam, Zdob Si Zdub, Senor Coconut, Dissidenten, and OMFO.