Baltic Balkan feat. Banda Dzeta - Katapulta (Boyfriend & Ckrono Remix) by CKRONO & SLESH published on 2012/11/02 11:40:29 +0000 HELLO! I'm making this collab with BOYFRIEND available through my soundcloud too, DON'T FORGET TO DWNLD THE WHOLE EP, some great tunesin it! Baltic Balkan featuring Banda Dzeta: Katapulta EP Digital release available August 3, 2012 on Maasto Records Katapulta EP is a unique collaboration between two driving forces in the Vilnius alternative world music scene; the ﬁre-setting balkan / gypsy / klezmer DJ unit Baltic Balkan, and the minimal post brass outﬁt Banda Dzeta. The lyrics of “Katapulta” describe a romantic story about a magical catapult, delivering sounds that can break all musical and political walls. Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, has always been a melting pot of Baltic, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, Jewish, German, Tatar, Karaite, British and Gypsy cultures. In the homeland of one of the greatest violinists of all time, Jascha Hefeitz, where every yard could hear the klezmer music carried over by winds from the East and the South, the Baltic Balkan project was also initiated. This musical and performance artist endeavor was by inspired by original Yugoslav punk rock and countless music festivals and movies with a true Balkan (and Baltic) spirits. The driving musical force behind the Katapulta EP, is bassist, conductor and alternative folk music enthusiast, Vincentas Lapinas – the man behind the Banda Dzeta orchestra which he started a couple of years ago in Vilnius. The main singer on “Katapulta” is Linas “Lencas” Starkus – a member of Baltic Balkan, who had a chance to remember his careless youth as the singer in one of the leading Lithuanian ska bands Tai–Ką. Contributing to the visual and sound design are the other two Baltic Balkan DJs, Linas “Namas” Masys and Marius “Marulis” Kneipferavičius. The EP includes 5 remixes by DJ, bass musician and world music producer, Canalh from Toulouse specialized in new cumbia; a duo made up of Florence resident Ckrono and one of the fastest rising Lithuanian DJs Boyfriend; a true native of Yugoslavia and Koromandija World Music Store chef DJ Tito from Ljubljana; as well as dubstep, kuduro, folkstep master DJ SuperStereo from Budapest based New Radical Arts label.