I’ve picked up quite a lot of music from the Middle East over the years (admittedly most of it was rather cheesy, if anyone has some ‘real’ music hit me off), however Israel is probably the one country from that part of the world that has musically eluded me in the past. Aside from maybe Yael Naim (who had that song New Soul on the Apple Macbook Air advert) and The Apples (not sure if there’s some kind of strange link here) I would have struggled to name anybody else from the region.
But now thanks to a new compilation ‘Shirbul’ from Israeli DJ / Producer Nadav Ravid, I finally have a sonic door through which to slide through and take a peek at what’s happening there, and just to help us along, they are all tracks which he has remixed in a Chrome Kids friendly fashion over the past 5 years.
Nadav Ravid is one half of future funk duo Polar Pair who have some releases out on the Tru Thoughts label and Botanika, a musical collective who also host a regular podcast (the latest of which I have posted below).
‘Shirbul’ means remix in Hebrew, at least it should be as there’s no other word which exists for it. Might take a little bit of time before it surfaces in the Hebrew dictionary however.
The whole compilation can be downloaded for free here or as a 51 minute mix by fellow Botanika member Amir Egozy here and is made up of exclusively the remixes which Nadav has done for Israeli artists, although in our selection below we have also included a fantastic Polar Pair remix of Bone Do Role’s ‘Jabuticaba’.
(YSI) Emily Karpel - Freckles (NDV'S Dirty South Beach Remix ft Puffy Nelson)
(YSI) Electra - Better Sound (Worse Sound Remix by Nadav Ravid)
(YSI) Laroz ft Trevor Ranks & Daddy Colonel - Sabo Ital (NDV Remix)
(YSI) T-Slam - This Whistle (NDV'S B-More Edit)
(Direct Link) Bonde Do Role - Jabuticaba (Polar Pair Remix)
(Direct Link) Botanika FM 2.10.08 Download (full tracklisting can be found here)
- ► 2014 (25)
- ► 2013 (36)
- ► 2012 (19)
- ► 2011 (126)
- ► 2010 (336)
- ► 2009 (419)
- We Got Some Horrible T.I.T.S
- CHROME KIDS (FREDDY) KRUGER HALLOWEEN PODCAST
- Some Twisted Concepts
- Is Happy Halloween an Oxymoron?
- CHROME kIDS DJ DEBUT
- Crackatoa's Ready To Blow
- Virus Syndicate feat. David Lewis - For The Music
- Maestro Freshness
- Let Oh Snap!! Dance
- Finnish At The End
- FLYING LOTUS - PARISIAN GOLDFISH
- JOE BLOW w/ JUNIOR DISPROL & CERVANTIS - POETRY IN...
- COMMON FT PHARRELL - UNIVERSAL MIND CONTROL
- Super Sharp Shirbuls
- James Pants @ Buffalo, Cardiff
- "What did you people do to my head?"
- The Devil Goes Down To Dubstep
- Ratatat Ginger
- Cyko Logic has been holding it down on the UK Grim...
- Cooking on the Hobbs this Week
- The Cutler Did It
- ▼ October (22)
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SOME OF OUR OLD SKOOL MIXES
Chrome Kids - Pyjama Ban
Welsh Electronic Mix recorded for BBC 1Xtra (Jan 2010)
Chrome Kids - Knowledge Me
Mix recorded for Knowledge Magazine (Nov 2009)
Chrome Kids - Pimp My Tour Bus
Mix recorded for Adam Walton's Mystery Tour on BBC Radio Wales (Oct 2009)
Welsh Hip-hop Mix Recorded for Rob Da Bank & Friends on BBC Radio 1 - Nov 2008