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Kottarashky is a 21st century digital master musician with his hands sunk deep in the past - vintage Balkan field recordings, classic jazz and blues, psychedelic sounds, club beats and extraordinary, archetypal Gypsy voices, guttural shouts and lyrical laments are all molded and thrown into new shapes. The songs of his debut album "Opa Hey!" sound like tales told by a people who have all the time in the world: time to contemplate, enjoy, engage and dream; to take pleasure in unexpected twists and turns; to be inspired by the details and vividness of marginal existence. Kottarashky is an architect by vocation, which perhaps explains the palpable sense of place in his music



Label: Asphalt Tango
Released: 2012

News: Recording

Balkan Beatologist Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs Release "Demoni"

Soul Sampler: Balkan Mixmaster Kottarashky and The Rain Dogs are Alive and Funky on Demoni “I don't like DJ sets,” exclaims Nicola Gruev, a.k.a. Kottarashky, the Balkan beatologist who made a name for himself with pared-down, eclectic tracks built from folksy samples of everything from Bulgarian traditional singing to overblown flute and whirling clarinet. Now, joined ...




Featuring the music of Kottarashky
Duration: 3:43

Kottarashky & The Rain Dogs are :Nikola Gruev: composer, loops, electronica; Aleksandar Dobrev: clarinet;Hristo Hadzhiganchev: guitar, synthesizer;Yordan Geshakov: bass;Atanas Popov: drums

Opa Hey!

Label: Unknown label
Released: 2009


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