This is one of those mixes that come out and make you go hummm. A mix mash of artists, elements and styles.This mix was originally inspired by the event "Prohibition Underground" that took place in November in a small 500 person underground warehouse in West Oakland, California. The place was packed full to the brim and spilling out to the street, filled with all sorts of people wearing flapper dresses, zuit suits, feather boas and derby hats. Quite the site to see.A truly epic event and one that encouraged me to make this mix.
Once I started working on this mix I felt that it deserved a lot more time and dedication, so I went back into the lab to work on it some more. Now after bouncing and refining ideas for almost 5 months the mix is finally done.
This mix is a truly genre less, a mixture of swing, bohemian, gypsy, spanish, vibes overlaid with some serious techno, house, electro, breaks rhythms... oh yea even a sprinkle of some dub step too! To me this could be the sound track to movies like Naked Lunch. Neither here nor there but lost somewhere in middle of the land controlled by Interzone Incorporated. Its brings you back to simpler times of flapper dress', nice suits, feathers and fedora hats but has that bohemian gypsy undertone that tells you there's something deeper and more menacing behind it all.
This mix was based off of the 1920's and 1930's era of Prohibition of Alcohol but I also feel that there is a similar Prohibition going on today. Not of Alcohol, but of free thought. Be wary my friends the thought police are coming, big brother might be hiding behind the next corner, George Orwell might not be too far off besides the date.
It might not be long til we find ourselves needing passwords and secret knocks to get into places of Free will and Expression.
The question is where do you sit? Will you be one of the people who sit idly by or will you be one the people that encourage and fight for change!? Its up to us to be heard!
Special Thanks to Nick Nyquil and Curty Mc Durty for helping find a few of the missing pieces of this mix that helped tie it all together.
Also BIG MONDO thanks to Dina (Dragn'fly), Forest Green, Terri and Phil and anybody else who helped make Prohibition Underground the amazingly awesome event that it was and for all the inspiration it bestowed upon me.
And lastly to all the artists on this mix. These guys are really pushing the limitation of music today and making some stuff that is truly off the wall, fun and timeless. Without these guys pushing the envelope this mix wouldn't be possible.
Now get on those dress shoes, put on that suit & tie, grab your favorite someone, something to smoke and a flask of your favorite hooch and get ready to get down!
Much love everyone, thank you for listening.
If you like what you hear please check out my site www.paulbaltic.com and if you can make it to a show I'm playing come by and say, "hello" if you get the chance.
Tomboy & Fredski - Restless Swing - Fitness Funk
Dandi & Ugo - Adumaroni - Summer2009
Mr. Nice Legs - In Your Pocket - Guesthouse Music
Tomas Barfod & Fredski - March On Swan Lake
Lusty Leg - Swinging Monokini
Round Table Knights - Belly Dance - Wax: On
Fredski & Tomas Barfod Rework - Mos Eisley - Exploited
Gramophonedzie - Why Don't you - Got Dance Dirty
Minimow - Bollyhouse - Exploited
Chris James - Its A pleasure to be here - Maximum Electro House
Bass Jackers - Sujo Bar (Bart B More Balkan Edit)
Get Down Like this Feat Bola Adekimi - Skip Ij
Headshot - Balkan Powa
Headshot - Balkan Powa (Tolo Remix)
Make My Music - Emanuel Kosh - Electric Sushi
Juliet Ballad - Tradizone - CCO
Riva Starr - I was Drunk feat Noze (Douster Remix)
Riva Starr - I was Drunk feat Noze - If Life Gives you Lemons
Dex malente - Gipsy Kings feat Analogik- Exploited
Klezmer - Pizeta feat Reagadelica
Ricciarelli - Your Mother Was a Sax - Haute Couture
Myroslaw Bytz - Amfuem (Fine Cut Bodies RMX)
Ratchet - Motar Holmes - Chilldream
Beats Antique - Fratres (Arvo Part Remix) - The Trunk Archives
- Baltic Swing